Third Thursday TONIGHT Y’all!

I just returned from an amazing event in Washington, D.C., Meta Boost Gather 2022, where small business leaders from across the country gathered to learn, network, and even meet with policymakers on issues important to small businesses in our states. Happy to report that South Carolina was well represented as fifteen of us from the upstate to the lowcountry had the opportunity to share our visions for a thriving community. I was honored to represent Summerville and brag on our town and all of you. Summerville proud? You bet!

From Greenville to Summerville, Myrtle Beach to Aiken, Charleston to Columbia – we gathered in Senator Tim Scott’s office to share news of our businesses and our wish lists to help our communities thrive!

Third Thursday is ULTRA special tonight: “Author Author” will include Lindy Carter signing The Rice Birds at the bookstore, as well as favorite local authors at the nearby Timrod Library (217 Central Ave.) including Jewel Sweeney, local historian George McDaniel, Southern novelist Susan Chellis, and adventure writer Don Best.

The theme is Fiesta Cultural throughout the downtown area – plenty of treats and fun to be had so come hang out this Thursday at our monthly town block party – bring your friends and make a night of it!

We’ll have wine and cheese at the store, too. Stop by and join the fun on Main Street…

Coming Up at Main Street Reads

Here’s what’s coming up next, and we’ll announce June’s full lineup this Sunday:

MONDAY Main Street Writes

May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Only, Live on 1st Mondays

For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group! Join us via the Zoom link below and get your writing on track! See you soon — and Write ON! Find out more »

TUESDAY: Reader Meet Writer: You’re Invited as James Lee Burke Launches Every Cloak Rolled in Blood

May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

We’re uber-excited to co-host the exclusive virtual launch on May 24th for James Lee Burke’s new novel,  Every Cloak Rolled in Blood. REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND FREE! James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. He’ll be in conversation with Reader Meet Writer host and SIBA’s 2022 Southern Book Prize winner for fiction, Wiley Cash. You can click on the book’s…Find out more »

WEDNESDAY Stories on the Square

May 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + 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 »

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub for May:
Goodbye Orchid by Carol van den Hende

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

A wonderful pick this month from a BRILLIANT author, Goodbye Orchid has garnered international attention as a book club read. All are welcome and treats will be served at our book club shindig. Author Carol Van den Hende will join in to answer your burning questions too…Find out more »

Booksigning – Tapestry: A Lowcountry Rapunzel

May 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Come on out and meet Sophia Alexander and get a copy of each of the first two award-winning books in her trilogy – Silk: Caroline’s Story AND the brand new release of Tapestry: A Lowcountry Rapunzel The trilogy began with Silk: Caroline’s Story that released last summer. It’s 1899, and Caroline Corbett is ready for the twentieth century. She’s excited to find work and meet new people—but gets more than expected when a rough-hewn Lowcountry farmer and a small-town doctor…Find out more »

June 2022

Happy Hour Book Signing: Carolina Moonset by Matt Goldman

June 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Join us for a special book signing and Happy Hour (we’ll provide the wine and refreshments) when New York Times bestselling author Matt Goldman joins us for the launch of his brand new novel releasing May 31st from Forge (an imprint of Tor Books): Carolina Moonset…Find out more »