Today’s Christmas Parade and Third Thursday Preview!

Yep, another big week at Main Street Reads. Saturday’s launch party for Regina Williams’ new release of Promise was a sell-out event (we’ve placed a re-order and will post when a new shipment of books arrive!

Today is the Summerville Christmas Parade; and this week’s Third Thursday will feature a special event and signing here with the incomparable Ruthie Landis from Chicago! Then, wrapping up the week on Saturday (the LAST Saturday to shop before Christmas) will be a special book signing with Charysse Johnson, traveling down from Charlotte to visit with you. Let’s give these visiting authors a warm Summerville welcome! Event details below; we’ll see you on Main Street!


  • The Parade is produced and powered by Summerville DREAM with the assistance of the Summerville Fire and Police Departments, featuring bands, dancers, floats and more!
  • Great opportunity to do holiday shopping!  Downtown Summerville has outstanding shops, boutiques and restaurants throwing their doors wide open on this special day.
  • The parade starts at 2 pm and runs an hour and a half to two hours​, complete by 4 pm.
  • We encourage attendees to arrive early as this is a heavily attended event. No street parking on the event route!
  • COVID norms need to be supported – social distance as best you can and face coverings strongly encouraged.
  • We’ll have a limited number of seats for Main Street Reads customers and will release those at 1:45 to the general public, so plan to arrive by 1:30.
  • We’ll have lots of hot chocolate and mini candy canes available in the store for our valued readers!

MONDAY Main Street Writes

December 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

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

Wednesday Stories on the Square

December 15 @ 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! 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 »

Ruthie Landis with My Musings

December 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

A very special Third Thursday this month as we welcome Ruthie Landis to the bookstore (and owner Shari Stauch celebrates her birthday!) You may remember Chicago’s brilliant Ruthie Landis from previous signings (Beyond the Bookclub, Acting Lessons for Living). We’re over the moon thrilled that she’s coming back, this time with My Musings – a book EVERYONE should carry around with them, all the time! A perfect gift for anyone you love – and you can grab a signed copy…Find out more »

Grab ANY of Ruthie’s books and get a free workshop pass, normally $50

Meet the Author! Charryse Johnson Booksigning!

December 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

We’re thrilled to welcome Charlotte-based author, psychotherapist and mindfulness practitioner Charryse Johnson on December 18th, when she’ll personally autograph copies of her recent release, the inspired and inspiring Expired Mindsets. There is a wealth of potential trapped within our hidden and unresolved places of pain. Yet, without conscious participation, we can become stuck in a cycle of repetitive patterns that leaves us feeling like an imposter in our own lives. In Expired Mindsets, Charryse Johnson, gives readers both the courage and the…Find out more »

Up Next…

December Living Large Bookclub: Cloud Cuckoo Land

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

December Pulpwood Queens Bookclub:
The Quisling Factor

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

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