This Week: Grandparenting Experts!

First, a great day today at Main Street Reads as we celebrated LOVE. It was Bookstore Romance Day across the country. If you couldn’t make it in, we still have some romance buttons and tote bags left – stop by Monday for yours!

We’re super excited about the week ahead, especially for Thursday’s event. Remember Third Thursday? We miss ’em too, but we’re doing a cool Zoom event this Thursday with two brilliant authors and experts from California. Pam Siegel and Leslie Zinberg wrote the fabulous Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice, and they’re going to share some great Back to School tips, even if you’re social distanced from loved ones. We encourage everyone to attend and contact us if you’d like to reserve a copy of the book. Make yourself a mojito and join the fun!

Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice, is available from Main Street Reads or ou bookshop warehouse. It’s a super colorful, easy to navigate book filled with 52 ways to mindfully connect and grow with your grandchildren. Learn more at their insightful website and bring your questions to the meeting – link details below!

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 856 1305 6099
Passcode: 202020

Who doesn’t want another shot at childhood? The key to opening that door is your grandchildren. Co-authors Siegel and Zinberg provide a concise, down-to-earth guide for both grandparents and parents. Each of the 52 straight forward nourishing practices provide methods of mindfulness, along with endearing real-life stories that grandparents can identify with. These bite-sized stories offer a rich assortment of simple ways to be present in our fast-paced lives and not miss the richness of time spent with grandchildren.

Here’s the whole week’s lineup, plus a special offer from our partners at for free audio books on Indie Bookstore Day August 29th!

MONDAY: Main Street Writes!

August 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group will meet in person and via Zoom for those preferring to join from home. 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 –we’ll have copies printed and ready to share with the group. See you soon — and Write ON! Find out more »

TUESDAY: Reader Meet Writer: How to Argue With a Racist w/ Adam Rutherford

August 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, Aug 18th, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm for a candid chat with Adam Rutherford and his important work, How to Argue with a Racist. Email us at for the link and password to this event. Books can be ordered for pickup in store or click the link in the title above to grab from our warehouse bookshop! Racist pseudoscience is on the rise—fueling hatred, feeding nationalism, and seeping into our discourse on everything from sports…Find out more »

Wednesday Stories on the Square

August 19 @ 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 adventures with reading by Colleen Rackleff – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Colleen’s Story Time at Main Street Reads has become one of our featured events and we’re so excited to be back, doing the events outside to ensure proper social distancing. We have lots of chairs for younger listeners and plenty of juice boxes and…Find out more »

Meet Grandparenting Experts and Authors at a Virtual 3rd Thursday Special Event!

August 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a special Third Thursday event virtually, with California authors and grandparenting/mindfulness experts Pam Siegel to talk about how we can, as parents and especially grandparents, support the kiddos during this back-to-school time. Whether attending live or virtual classes, whether you’re able to get together with family in person or online, Pam and Leslie offer up useful tips on how to get and keep connected! Their book, Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice, is available from Main Street Reads or…Find out more »

Independent Bookstore Day Bonus:

Mark your calendar now! On August 29th only, when you preorder these print books from Main Street Reads you will also receive either the audiobook version or another bestselling audiobook from that author, courtesy of! Add Independent Bookstore Day to your calendar now: Google / iCal LEARN MORE HERE