Thanks for Joining Us! A Grand Opening Celebration Indeed

The doors were ready to open at noon, just one hour before our official 1:00 p.m. scheduled ribbon cutting. Coffee, tea and champagne were at the ready, along with fruit from Edible Arrangements up the street, and wine from Accent on Wine across the square.

Now we just had to hope people would brave the rain…

WOW, did you ever!

By the time Summerville mayor Wiley Johnson arrived to cut the ribbon, Main Street Reads was standing-room only! Make sure to check out ALL the pics at our FACEBOOK PAGE HERE…

So, a simple post today to say THANK YOU so much, to our friends, family, and our extended Summerville and lowcountry family – we wouldn’t be here without ya!

And our very special thanks to so many folks behind the scenes without whom Summerville’s new indie bookstore would be possible. Here’s a shout-out to just a few:

Karin Kaltofen – This brilliant artist created both the store logo and cool art for our slogan art: “Believe in Your Shelf.” There’s no end to this woman’s talent that we enlisted long before there was a physical store!

Jim and Claire Doucet – Jim helped us with everything from floors to new track lighting and Claire helped us shelve books right up ’til the eve of our opening!

Steven Meyer – This local author-to-be rolled up his sleeves and helped install new lights and shelves throughout the store. It seems whenever we have a need, Steven magically appears to help, kinda’ like our own local Superman!

J.C. Sasser, Kathryn Taylor and Pattie Welek Hall – It’s not easy being the FIRST authors at a new bookstore, but all three of these great ladies jumped in to help. You’re all amazing women and our readers loved meeting you!

Rita Berry, President and CEO of the Greater Summerville Chamber of Commerce, and chamber staff Kevin Szostak, Jena Ferguson, Caroline Miler, and Tina Zimmerman — along with chair Scott Runyon, sincere thanks for welcoming us to the community and coming out to support the opening, especially just hours before the grand opening of our newly renovated Hutchinson Square!

Ditto Summerville mayor Wiley Johnson, and for your kind words at the ribbon cutting – your citizens do deserve a great bookstore!

If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, we look forward to seeing you soon. Drop by and tell us what you like to read. We take requests and will be ordering lots of books all the time to serve up what you want!

COMING UP NEXT: Rose Moore Tomlin Signing March 9th

Rose Moore Tomlin

Rose Moore Tomlin, formerly of Charleston and now residing in Greenville, SC, will make a special appearance at Main Street Reads on March 9th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a talk and signing of Duel of the Heart, a fictionalized account of the life of Theodosia Alston Burr. Fan of Hamilton? You’ll love this incredibly well-researched account of the daughter of Aaron Burr, who eventually married Joseph Alston, South Carolina governor during the war of 1812.