Teachers and Great Books Rule!

CONGRATS Teacher of the Week:

Congratulations to Teacher of the Week
Wendy Gregg, Alston Middle School

We’ve officially launched our Teacher of the Week program and this week we’re honoring Ms. Wendy Gregg from Alston Middle School, nominated by fellow teacher Ms. Claire Dixon.

Said Claire in her nomination, “Ms. Gregg works and gives tirelessly to her students. She is generous with her time and resources to provide positive experiences and incentives to students both in her classroom and to the school at large. She make Alston a positive place to work and learn!”

Last week’s winner, our very first Teacher of the Week recipient, is shown above, Ms. Nicole Register from Eagle Nest Elementary School. Nicole visited this week to select her free book and one of my personal favorites, The Library of Lost and Found. Excellent choice!

From all of us at Main Street Reads, THANK YOU for everything you do!

Can We Count on Your Vote?

First, thank you very much to all who voted for us as the Reader’s Choice Best Bookstore by Summerville Journal Scene. We’d love for you to vote one more time for this year’s Best of Charleston 2021 competition. We’re honored to be on the ballot among other fine stores. Here’s the link: https://www.bestofcharleston.net/shops/best-bookstore – thank you for your support!

A Full Week Ahead!

We have a full week ahead for you, including Monday’s Writers Group, Tuesday’s Virtual Reader Meet Writer, Wednesday’s Stories on the Square, Thursday’s Book Club and to wrap it all up, a special LIVE signing on Saturday!

On Easter Sunday we’ll be closed for the day – enjoy your family and friends and a Happy Easter to all…

MONDAY: Main Street Writes

March 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
NOTE: WE WILL MEET VIRTUALLY UNTIL APRIL 2021 WHEN WE HOPE TO RESUME LIVE MEETINGS. For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group that’s growing every week! Come on out any/every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and bring a few pages with you to share with fellow scribes, or just listen in and learn! Anyone wanting to join in via Zoom, use the following credentials: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83115591753?pwd=bGwyNlJITDZvNUcxdU9kckNDSE1Zdz09 Meeting ID: 831 1559 1753 Passcode: 29483 If you’d…Find out more »

TUESDAY: Reader Meet Writer: A Town Called Solace with Mary Lawson (Virtual Event)

March 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for your link to attend this special event with New York Times bestselling author Mary Lawson, acclaimed for digging into the “wilderness of the human heart.” She’s back after almost a decade with a fresh and timely novel: A Town Called Solace—the brilliant and emotionally radiant new novel from Mary Lawson, her first in nearly a decade—opens on a family in crisis: rebellious teenager Rose been missing for weeks with no word, and Rose’s younger sister,…Find out more »

WEDNESDAY Stories on the Square!

March 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventure with reading by Colleen Rackleff – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Colleen’s 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 and plenty of juice boxes and fruit snacks to munch while they listen.…Find out more »

THURSDAY: Pulpwood Queens Bookclub:
The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little

April 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
DATE CHANGE – FOR THIS MONTH ONLY: Due to Third Thursday rescheduling, this book club event will now take place on April 1st, VIRTUAL ONLY Join us for an entertaining book club discussion online! This month, The Chanel Sisters by Judith Little! A novel of survival, love, loss, triumph—and the sisters who changed fashion forever… Here’s your link! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86712511771?pwd=SkxNQTVWMlpxM1FaR0tSK3FlWjNXQT09 Meeting ID: 867 1251 1771 Passcode: 672922 Antoinette and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel know they’re destined for something better. Abandoned by their…Find out more »

SATURDAY: Book Signing w/Beverly Bowers Jennings’ Shrimp Tales: Small Bites of History

April 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States + Google Map

Join us Saturday, April 3rd for a special book signing, perfect for the first farmer’s market of the season and a wonderful personalized Easter gift: Shrimp Tales: Small Bites of History with author Beverly Bowers Jennings! This book portrays the history of the people, places, and boats of the commercial shrimping industry in the southern United States. 320 pages with more than 800 photos and illustrations – a gorgeous keepsake! Before the invention of refrigerated boxcars in 1875, the US…Find out more »