It was a Happy May Day here – As of May 1st we began letting folks (just one or two at a time) back in the store, and we welcomed back booksellers Hannah Rose and Emma. With masks and gloves and a new plexiglass “sneeze shield” at the front counter, we can safely serve you and provide social distance. Yay!
We still ask that customers entering the store wear face coverings; our staff is providing this courtesy and protection to you; we want the same for them! We’re still doing contact-free and home delivery for those continuing to read in place. But all warnings aside, it was great to see folks out and about at the farmers market and in the square again. Stay Summerville Strong!
And now for all the news and events to come this fine week in Summerville!
Indie Next Lists: Special Access for Main Street Reads Customers
In a few days we will be beginning something new! We are trying an email version of the Indie Next List that we have available in our store each month. If you’ve never picked one up, the Indie Next List is a monthly list of the best new books chosen by us and other independent booksellers across the country.
You will receive this new email once a month. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! The first issue will arrive free in your inboxes this Thursday.
If this is too much email, please just click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the Indie Next List e-newsletter and you will be immediately unsubscribed from this new offering (you’ll still receive the other emails from us that you have requested). Happy Reading!
Need a Gift for Mom?
Mother’s Day is coming up May 10th (that’s a little over a week from now for those of you still thinking it’s March!) We’ve got you covered! We’ll make sure there’s a fresh brownie from Eva’s on Main in every bag, and we’ll get you an extra discount on any purchase for Mother’s Day. If you give us notice and order by phone we can wrap your purchase, too! We have several “mom-themed” books you can peruse, as well as literary teas and spices to round out a special gift. We made sure to stock lots of women’s fiction, inspirational reads and cookbooks as well.
We’ve also built a list of mom-themed titles at our online bookshop page HERE!
And for something truly unique that will give all year long, consider getting mom a Believe in Your Shelf Club membership with a full year of discounts, shippping, gifts and more. Anyone purchasing for Mother’s Day, we’ll pack an extra free book in your bag that will also include a gift card, tee-shirt and welcome package! Join the BELIEVE IN YOUR SHELF CLUB HERE.
This Week’s Virtual Event Lineup!
Shelf-Care: Grab a Brownie On Us!
We continue to rely on our friends at Eva’s on Main to bake us those wicked good brownies. Whenever you make a purchase at Main Street Reads, whether in-store or contact-free pickup, we pack a FREE, scratch-baked, pre-wrapped brownie into your book bag! It’s our way of brightening your day as we continue to read in place. Want a perfect shelf-care selection? Call for a recommendation and to order your books at 843-875-5171.
We’ll be back on Tuesday with an update on some unique ways readers and authors are passing the time – ‘Til then, keep calm and read on!