Thank YOU!

It’s been a wonderful birthday week at Main Street Reads, thanks to all of you! And a huge shout-out to the above special women, the folks who make all our lives better, from left to right: brilliant photographer LaVonda Downard (who took the awesome pics in the gallery below!), and my adorable “bookstore daughters” Ashley Bohinc, Hannah Rose Summers, and Emma Wood. I love you all to BITS!

If you haven’t been by yet, we’re still celebrating with goodie bags… but stop by soon!

Matt Loveland

So now we’re off and running, flinging ourselves into year three and what we know will now be the beginning of a new Roaring ’20s, full of great conversations about great books! Our thanks to author Matt Loveland for kicking it off with his signing today for his book, The Artist: Faith, Science and the Rest of Us. If you didn’t make it for the signing, we’ve kept a few signed books on hand – grab yours soon!

The Week Ahead…

MONDAY: Main Street Writes

March 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

NOTE: For the time being we’re sticking to virtual meetings, which are allowing ALL of us to join and share – it’s a great night, do come join us! For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group Anyone wanting to join in via Zoom, use the following credentials…Find out more »

WEDNESDAY Stories on the Square!

March 10 @ 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 juice boxes and fruit snacks to munch while they listen.…Find out more »

THURSDAY Reader Meet Writer: When the Apricots Bloom with Gina Wilkinson

March 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Email Us for your link to attend!
Inspired by her own experiences stationed in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein’s rule, former foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson’s evocative, suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women in Iraq at the turn of the millennium. A secretary, an artist and a diplomat’s wife, each must confront the complexities of trust, friendship, and motherhood under the rule of a dictator and his ruthless secret police… At night, in Huda’s fragrant garden, a breeze sweeps in from the desert…Find out more »

And, Rounding Out the Month…

Living Large Bookclub: MARCH Pick – The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

March 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

The Third Tuesday of this month will see us having a live and or virtual discussion of the amazing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. You can join in the fun LIVE OR join in via ZOOM: Find out more »

Third Thursday: Music and Fun for All!

March 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

THIS MONTH: BLOSSOMS ARE THE THEME – We’ll have the latest blooming reads on display – JOIN US! 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…Find out more »

Author and Speaker Chris Singleton Returns with His New Release: Your Life Matters – Stories on the Square!

March 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
We’re so excited to announce that speaker Chris Singleton, author of the already wildly popular Different, will be at Main Street Reads on March 20th to celebrate and discuss his newest book releasing in March, Your Life Matters. Empowering and validating, Your Life Matters teaches children of all races about Black History and reassures black children everywhere that no matter what they hear no matter what they experience, no matter what they’re told, their lives matter. Written by national speaker Chris…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub: The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little

March 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.Join us for an entertaining book club discussion, live or online! This month, The Chanel Sisters by Judith Little! A novel of survival, love, loss, triumph—and the sisters who changed fashion forever… Antoinette and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel know they’re destined for something better. Abandoned by their family years before, they’ve grown up under the guidance of pious nuns preparing them for simple…Find out more »

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

March 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Email us at 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 »

MARCH’s Featured Reads:

Click on a Book to Learn More!

You can also view the full list of favorite picks at our online shop HERE. Enjoy browsing online, or call 843-875-5171 to pick up your choices at the store.

Get Your Signed Book Fair Picks!

Here’s how it works: Begin by browsing the booklist at You can click on any title to learn more. THEN fill in your order details in the Google Form at the right on the same page. We will contact you personally to complete your transaction and arrange to send you the appropriate bookplates and free goodies that go with these special purchases!

Your Personal Book Registry

You tell us the books, we’ll add prices and share your sheet when anyone comes to shop for you!

If you see a book or books in the store you’re not ready to take home yet, or just want to share your Goodreads “want to read” list, we can add those to your personal wishlist, too. No more forgetting what that book was you just had to read! The form below will let you get started right away, or visit the store and we’ll set up your initial list in seconds!