The Holiday Clock is Ticking…

How did this happen? It’s nearly the end of the year! It’s been so busy at the store we’ve barely had a moment to pause and reflect, but wow, what a year it’s been and continues to be as we share amazing reads with even more amazing READERS…

First, a big shout-out to Charysse Johnson – her book-signing yesterday for Expired Mindsets was a SOLD-OUT affair!!! But no worries, we’re getting more signed copies so hang tight if you didn’t get one yet…

Tomorrow, Monday evening, we’ll hold our last Main Street Writes writer’s group meeting of the year, and we’ll be on Zoom AND live at the store to celebrate each other and great words. I gotta’ tell ya, this group grows more amazing each week. Several are published authors (Kathleen Varn, Syril Kline, AF Winter, Regina Williams) and several more are just rounding the bend and we’re so looking forward to doing book launches with them in the very near future. Join us at 6:30 pm to meet ’em live or via Zoom, and become part of this ever-growing and amazing tribe.

On Tuesday evening we’ll host our last “Living Large” bestsellers book club of 2021, chatting about Cloud Cuckoo Land, and on Wednesday our last Stories on the Square ’til 2022.

So, a bit of a break between Christmas and New Year’s and then we’re off and running in 2022 with more clubs, more events, and more FUN… Get a sneak peek below and as ever, we’ll see you on Main Street…

Main Street Writes

December 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States + Google Map

For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group! Join us via the Zoom link below. THIS week’s event will also be LIVE at the store as we gather in person for a bit of holiday wordsmith cheer… Meeting ID: 831 1559 1753 Passcode: 29483 If you’d prefer to send your pages in advance (no more than 2 single-spaced or 4 double spaced, you can email them to — and we’ll share w/the…Find out more »

December Living Large Bookclub: Cloud Cuckoo Land

December 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

The book everyone’s raving about, Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See. Join us for some fun discussion at our last bestsellers club meeting of 2021. We’ll have plenty to chat about, plus you can help us pick the next few months’ selections! “If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” –The Washington Post The instant New York Times bestseller and finalist for the 2021 National Book Award is “wildly inventive,…Find out more »

Wednesday Stories on the Square

December 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

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 and plenty of juice boxes and fruit snacks to munch while they listen. In case of inclement weather, storytime…Find out more »

December Pulpwood Queens Bookclub: The Quisling Factor

December 28 @ 6:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

Join us for the last Pulpwood Queens book club event of the year – and enjoy a cup of cheer with us as well as a chat via Zoom with the author! We’re meeting on Tuesday this month (due to Christmas happening on the 4th Thursday!) and we look forward to seeing you. The Quisling Factor is the newest novel from brilliant historical fiction author J.L. Oakley. Treason. Espionage. Revenge. In the aftermath of WWII, ex-intelligence agent Tore Haugland tries…Find out more »

January 2022

Meet the Authors: Bill and Ann Stevens with “Dalton and Grace”

January 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

Our first LIVE event of 2022 will be a Meet the Author with Daniel Island News columnists Bill and Ann Stevens, authors of the recently released (and hilarious) Dalton and Grace. Bill and Ann live in Daniel Island. They enjoy reading, writing, travel, giving back to their community, and spending time with their four children and ten grandchildren. ABOUT DALTON AND GRACE Bless Their Little Hearts…Marriage is a compilation of laughter, tears, and occasional inane spats over nothing. Life in…Find out more »

2022 International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Online Book Club Convention

January 11 @ 9:00 am – January 16, 2022 ALL DAY EVERY DAY!
Get Your Package for the 2022 International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Week Long Online Virtual Book Club Convention Today! Main Street Reads’ Shari Stauch will be a featured presenter as well as some of the best authors of 2021 and the 2022 reading season to come! PLUS – you’ll get deals and steals on the list we’re building of great reads AND gifts with purchase, including a tote bag, tiara (but of course) and a copy of the incredible…Find out more »

Reader Meet Writer: Diane Chamberlain’s The Last House on the Street

January 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm VIRTUAL
Our first Reader Meet Writer event of 2022. Register to attend HERE! Diane Chamberlain was 14 in the summer of 1964, when she learned about three young civil rights workers who were murdered in Mississippi, at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, while volunteering to work on voter registration, education, and civil rights. It was an event that had a profound impact on Chamberlain, and led to her interest in the 1965 SCOPE project, in which white college students,…Find out more »

Meet the Author: Live Booksigning with Julie Packett – Battling Bots!

January 15, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 Google Map

Julie Packett is back with the second in her series: The Chronicles of Ms. Clarke’s Class. This time it’s Battling Bots so you can add to your collection that should already include Science Night, or you can grab ’em both at Main Street Reads, in paperback OR hardcover! We look so forward to having Julie back at the store – help us give her a Summerville warm welcome!  Find out more »


January Book Clubs will be announced in Thursday’s newsletter. We’ll be OPEN Christmas Eve until 6 p.m., CLOSED on Christmas Day. Need help selecting a gift this week – we got you – stop on in our give us a ring!