Winning Words This Month!

So many books, so many winners, so many choices… I’m buried in a reading list that’s so much fun it’s hard to get back to work sometimes! Below are some choices along with some fabulous upcoming events. You especially want to check out this month’s book clubs – two AMAZING books being discussed… Read ON!

Recent Award Winners

AT NIGHT ALL BLOOD IS BLACK has won the 2021 International Booker Prize. Grab one from our Online Shop HERE or call to reserve a copy for in-store pickup! This work was also awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction. A stunning and stellar piece of World War I historical fiction…

Meanwhile, the Nebula Awards (Science Fiction/Fantasy) were announced on 6/5/21, All the finalists are here and the winner of the novel is… The Network Effect by Martha Wells. Call to reserve your copy for in-store pickup or CLICK HERE to buy it now!

PLUS: Pulitzer Prizes will be announced on 6/11/21 and we’ll post them a week from now! For more recommended Summer Reading, visit our lists below… the fun is just beginning!

Juneteenth Reading? Start Here!

Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in the United States on June 19, 1865. Celebrate fiction and nonfiction by African American authors that continue to shape our culture, celebrate liberation, and acknowledge the ongoing work towards freedom and equality, still necessary over 150 years later. We’ll celebrate Juneteenth with sales on both fiction and non-fiction titles. CLICK HERE to view the growing list, or call us with your requests at 843-875-5171

Coming Up!

Main Street Writes

June 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads VIRTUAL
For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group that’s growing every week! Come on out any/every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and bring a few pages with you to share with fellow scribes, or just listen in and learn! Anyone wanting to join in via Zoom, use the following credentials: Meeting ID: 831 1559 1753 Passcode: 29483 If…Find out more »

June Living Large Bookclub: Good Company

June 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Join us on our new day (moving from 2nd Tuesdays to 3rd Tuesdays) for AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick: Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Treats will be served and we’ll decide on July’s read at the end of the meeting! Open to all: Plumbs the depths of marriage, motherhood and friendship with warmth and wit. I devoured it in one gulp!” –Maria Semple A warm, incisive new novel…Find out more »

An Adventurous Third Thursday and Booksigning!

June 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
We’re looking forward to an outstanding Third Thursday this month. Not only will we have Mike Kaltofen on hand, and not only will the town square be sporting an Adventure theme (complete with zip line!), but we’ll be hosting an adventure of our own: the authors of the debut memoir 100 Days in Vietnam. will join us for an adventurous book launch! Don’t miss this chance to meet co-authors Joseph and Matthew Tallon and get a personally signed copy of…Find out more »

Talk Southern to Me:
A Special Evening to Talk All Books Southern!

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

“My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call.”—Pat Conroy (The Prince of Tides) You’re invited to attend a VERY special evening discussing southern books and southern authors with author Joe Palmer (A Mariner’s Tale) and Pat Conroy Literary Center executive director Jonathan Haupt! This event will take place on Monday evening, June 21st, in lieu of Main Street Writes that night – as this is an event both writers and readers will want to attend…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub:
Outbound Train by Renea Winchester

June 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google MapJoin us for a thoughtful discussion of Outbound Train by Renea Winchester, who’ll be joining us for the talk! (in-store purchases are eligible for the 10% bookclub discount). In 1976, memories from a night near the railroad tracks sixteen years earlier haunt Barbara Parker. She wrestles with past demons every night, then wakes to the train’s five-thirty whistle. Exhausted and dreading the day, she keeps her hands busy working in Bryson City’s textile plant, known as the “blue jean plant,”…Find out more »

Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May:
Summer Reading Spectacular!

June 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Main Street Reads AND ON Hutchinsson Square for festivities!
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Join us Saturday, June 26th for an amazing event featuring authors Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May, debuting their middle-grade novel, The Islanders, available for pre-order now at Main Street Reads! Teachers, students, librarians and reading groups can also access a curriculum guide HERE. The morning will feature an intro to these wonderful authors as well as free treats, AND an open mic for middle graders to share their own writing! If you’re a middle school student who wants on…Find out more »

CONGRATS Teacher of the Week:

Hannah Tills, Teacher of the Week from Spann Elementary!

Welcome to our Teacher of the Week program, honoring our town’s great teachers! This week we’re honoring Ms. Hannah Till from Spann Elementary School, nominated by teacher and prior winner Claire Dixon from Alston Middle School!

Said Claire in her nomination of Hannah, “Mrs. Till has helped to instill a love of reading in my first grade son. With her strategies of positive reinforcement and Effective instruction, she is helping my son build the foundations to becoming a lifelong reader. Thank you Mrs. Till!”

From all of us at Main Street Reads, THANK YOU for everything you do!

Latest Book Lists to Shop and Share!

Click on each image below to access our specially curated lists. Order the books for home delivery right there, or call/email us (843-875-5171 or to reserve your book(s) for in-store pickup!

And… Summer Reading Group Faves!

Click on any of the images below to learn more about these stunning summer selections! They can be ordered right from our bookshop page, or contact us at 843-875-5171 or to reserve and in-store copy!