A Summer-ville Week Ahead!

Christina Sinisi at Main Street Reads!

First, a big shout-out to local author Christina Sinisi, who entertained us with a wonderful Saturday signing for her newest release, Sweet Summer. As always, we’ve kept signed copies of Christina’s work in-store in case you missed the fun!

As always, we’ve been busy planning new ways to entertain our favorite people in the world: you readers! Here’s a look at what’s coming up and we hope you have a safe, happy week ahead!


MONDAY: Main Street Writes

August 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group! Bring a few pages with you to share with fellow scribes, or just listen in and learn! (Those still wanting to join remotely will use the same Zoom link Find out more »

TUESDAY Living Large Book Club August Pick:
All the Little Hopes

August 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Our big book for August will be All the Little Hopes, releasing July 27th from SourceBooks, penned by Leah Weiss, author of the fabulous If The Creek Don’t Rise!

Leah will join us via ZOOM from her home for the live book discussion at Main Street Reads and we’ll make BOTH her great books available at the 10% off book club discount at the store. Refreshments will be served. Join us for this wonderful evening – all are welcome!! A Southern story of…Find out more »

WEDNESDAY Stories on the Square!

August 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

Miss Colleen is on new mommy leave and substituting in her place is Main Street Reads’ own Ashley Bohinc! Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventure  – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Storytime at Main Street Reads has become one of our featured events, held outside to ensure proper social distancing. We have lots of chairs for younger listeners, hoola-hoops for distancing…Find out more »

Third THURSDAY: Music and Fun for All!

August 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

THIS MONTH: “SUMMER in SUMMERVILLE” is the theme… We’ll offer up some cooling treats for visiting readers! On the third Thursday of each month Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors and artisans, to complement the extended hours of eclectic shops, boutiques and restaurants. Enjoy partying out on the square, sales and treats at Main Street Reads, and singer/ songwriter/guitarist Mike Kaltofen keeping the vibe cool and festive as we enjoy our downtown community…Find out more »

SATURDAY: Bookstore Romance Day

August 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC Google Map

Join us this Saturday for Bookstore Romance Day! All romance titles, including historical fiction and romantic suspense, will be on sale, and we’ll have a surprise author or two in attendance!

This year includes 16 virtual panels with more than 60 participating authors over two days–Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22. AND, we’ve built special lists at our online Bookshop to get you started, plus a look at favorite in-store romance titles! CLICK HERE or on the image below – many of these great titles are in our store so you can call and reserve your copies for pickup as well!

The Bookstore Romance Day focus this year is on crossover fiction because Romance encompasses so much more than what many people often assume and Romance tropes and elements can be found in nearly every other genre of fiction. This year’s Bookstore Romance Day Ambassador is powerhouse writing duo Kit Rocha, whose Mercenary Librarians series so brilliantly straddles the worlds of Romance and post-apocalyptic Science Fiction. “The Kits” (aka Bree and Donna) will be in conversation with another powerhouse writing duo, Christina Lauren, at 3 pm Eastern on Saturday. 

The full programming schedule can be found on the Bookstore Romance Day website here. All events are ticketed, but tickets are free. Space is limited, however, so make sure you register for any sessions you would like to attend. We’ll try to have some sessions going on at the bookstore as well.

All registered attendees of A Little Bit GothicDouble Your Fun with Cross-Genre Romance;Ghouls, Golems, and Giggles; and Historical Mystery, with Love will be entered to win a collection of books from sponsoring partners St. Martin’s Press.

Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Virtual Event

August 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join in for this cool virtual Bookclub + Author Event for Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration, and Life on Earth by Kate Greene, produced by #ReadingWomenLeaders, a bookclub series, showcasing women leaders in every aspect of life. Prioritizing autobiographies to center the voices of the women themselves, the club reads and learns about women in the areas of the arts, politics, nature, sciences, and sports, among others. Independent bookstores and readers from around…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Book Club August Pick:
What’s Not Said

August 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

Join us for an engaging discussion WITH the author, Valerie Taylor, of What’s Not Said, AND get the first look at What’s Not True, releasing just before the club meets! Treats will be served and all are welcome! The book is available at the book club 10% discount and signed book plates will be available. “Taylor’s dialogue is snappy and contemporary . . . A witty and often amusing family drama.”–Kirkus Reviews Kassie O’Callaghan’s meticulous plans to divorce her emotionally…Find out more »

Teacher of the Week: We’re Baaack!

School starts MONDAY! Here at Main Street Reads in Summerville, we want to celebrate TEACHERS!

The simple form HERE will let anyone nominate a teacher of the week so our whole community can celebrate and show our gratitude!

A new Teacher of the Week will be named each week of the school year here at Main Street Reads. When the teacher comes in for their free gift (including a FREE BOOK of their choice!), we’ll take a photo and post it, too.

It’s one small way we can say THANK YOU for all these wonderful folks do for our children and our community…