Here are five books for readers who are passing through that difficult time when love is often either absent or unwieldy: middle school. These books teach empathy, compassion, patience, and gratitude - age-old symptoms of love - with fresh characters and narratives.Read More
If you've ever stopped in Main Street Books, chances are good that you've overheard one of our booksellers or customers discussing the store's mission. We are constantly assessing our role as a brick-and-mortar, independent bookstore in an era of mega-corporations and increasing reliance on online services.
Here's what we know. We are a place for books, yes, but also book lovers. Visit us when you need a recommendation, when you HAVE TO tell someone about a book you just finished, when you hope to run into a friend or neighbor, when you seek inspiration for your writing, when you want to spend money somewhere that is as woven into the fibers of the Davidson community as you, or when you just yearn for a comfy spot to sit and read.
We hope you'll visit us online, too, because, as much as we value face time and the coziness of our bookstore armchair, we also recognize the value of continuing conversations after closing. On our blog, you'll find community and staff book reviews, exclusive skinnies on visiting authors, and a whole lotta book love.
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You've seen your booksellers around Main Street. Although they don't don a uniform, you can recognize them by the dazed expressions they wear. It is the consequence of living somewhere between the real world and the book world. This is a fuzzy place where Holden Caulfield sometimes sips coffee in Summit and Elizabeth Bennett strolls through Fisher Farm, a hazy enclave informed by whatever book your bookseller is currently reading. Here's a snapshot of their bookshelves and a peak at the half-world they currently inhabit.Read More
Celebrated Southern writer Wiley Cash took a break from the day-to-day mayhem of teaching in the Mountainview MFA program, raising two daughters, and penning award-winning novels to answer a few nosy questions from Main Street Books.Read More
We're feeling the month of February over at Main Street Books. Bookseller Jennifer scattered Valentine's throughout the store for unsuspecting shoppers to discover, bookseller Eleanor built a shrine to J.K. Rowling in the office, and bookseller Catherine was playing Celine Dion on repeat until Summit made her change the station.Read More