Monday, November 30, 2009

Idea for a Young Artist

We have sketchbooks and matching color oil pastels from EeBoo Company. Sketchbooks include sixty 8.5" by 11.5" spiral bound pages. Purchase a matching box of color oil pastels to make the perfect gift for your young artist.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Shop Local, Shop Local, Shop Local

Happy Thanksgiving! This Friday instead of heading out of town to do your Christmas shopping, won't you stay right here at home? If you can find what you're looking for in your local community, why go anywhere else?

Take pride in your community by shopping locally.

We will be open on Friday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Help your local businesses experience Black Friday!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dean Koontz's Breathless - will be released tomorrow

New York Times bestselling author Koontz delivers a thrilling novel of suspense and adventure, in this story of a world where good itself is an endangered species and one man will risk his life--and more--to save it from extinction.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Looking for a Unique Gift? South Carolina State Notecards

Several different styles - blue paper stock with gold or silver foil embossing of the state Palmetto Tree as well as ivory paper stock with gold foil embossing of the state seal. Gift box of ten cards 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Interested in College Football in South Carolina?

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Burry Bookstore is hosting an author meet and greet from 4:00 until 5:30. Co-Authors Fritz P. Hamer and John Daye will be sharing their latest book,
"A History of College Football in South Carolina: Glory on the Gridiron."

The Medicos, the Purple Hurricane, the Seceders- all are South Carolina football mascots that long ago drifted into history. From as early as 1889, college football began to take hold of South Carolina. The fans of the state's first intercollegiate game could hardly have foreseen how it would steadily grow from a competition between amateurs into tightly organized teams with well-paid coaches and demanding alumni, all with a passionate desire to win. This volume goes beyond Clemson and Carolina to trace the history of college teams from all over the state, including Wofford, Furman, SC State, Presbyterian College, Erskine, Claflin, The Citadel, MUSC, the College of Charleston, Newberry College, Benedict College and Allen University. Join museum curator Fritz Hamer and longtime South Carolina high school football coach John Daye as they celebrate the state's most notable coaches, players and rivalries, as well as the many unsung heroes who have helped to make the sport a statewide obsession.

Fritz Hamer is the Chief Curator of History at the South Carolina State Museum and is the author of Forward Together and Charleston Reborn. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of South Carolina and recently curated an exhibit on the history of South Carolina Football at the State Museum.

John Daye is a retired high school football coach who has coached championship high school teams in Columbia, Irmo, Hartsville, Orangeburg, and Cayce. He is a devoted follower of South Carolina football history and offers a wealth of knowledge of the sport's past.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Downtown Christmas Open House - Tomorrow Night!

Drop by for our annual Christmas Open House
on Thursday, November 19, 2009
between 6 pm and 9 pm.

We will have delicious refreshments and a drawing for prizes every 15 minutes. You will be able to preview our Christmas merchandise, and choose from a Large Selection of Christmas Boxed Cards (50% OFF), Christmas Gift Wrap (50% OFF) and all Thanksgiving and Christmas Counter Cards are 50% OFF!

The first 20 customers to make a purchase that evening will receive a free 2010 Page-A-Day Eat Sleep Read calendar.

Meet and Greet Author Batt Humphreys and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth. Both will speak, read and sign copies of their books during our Christmas Open House.

Batt Humphreys, a Georgia native, began his career in television news in Charleston, South Carolina. He spent 15 years at CBS News in New York, most as a senior producer, before leaving to return to his beloved South. He managed the coverage of many of the events that have shaped our lives over the past quarter century, including the first hours of the morning of September 11, 2001, several wars, elections, and as a reporter covering hurricanes, executions, and more murders than he cares to remember. He now lives on a farm outside of Charleston with his wife, and horses, dogs, and cats of varying populations.

Dead Weight, his first novel, is based on a true story. In one of America's most beautiful cities, an ugly crime has been committed. Based on events that took place in Charleston, South Carolina, a hundred years ago, Dead Weight tells the story of the murder of a Jewish merchant, the black man accused of the murder and the white populace primed for a hanging. Into these real events steps a fictional character - a reporter from New York is assigned to cover the hanging. The outsider's view of Charleston just after the turn of the century, still clinging to a cultural past and caught in the racial realities of the time, adds to a plot that is anything but a simple tale of racial wrongdoing.

Marjory Wentworth was born in Lynn, Massachusetts. Educated at Mt. Holyoke College and Oxford University, she received her M. A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from New York University. Her poems have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she has twice been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. Marjory teaches poetry in an arts and healing program for cancer patients and their families at Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. She writes a poetry column for The Charleston Post and Courier and works as a publicist. In 2003 she was appointed Poet Laureate of South Carolina.

Shackles is a must read for children of all ages. Based on a true story, it describes what happens when a group of little boys search for buried treasure in their backyard on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, and dig up a bit of history - a set of shackles used centuries ago on slaves who were held on the island.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Clive Cussler - The Wrecker

In The Chase Clive Cussler introduced an electrifying new hero, the tall, lean, no-nonsense detective Isaac Bell, who, driven by his sense of justice, travels early-twentieth-century America pursuing thieves and killers . . . and sometimes criminals much worse.

It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line and, desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker, who recruits accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward. The Wrecker traverses the vast spaces of the American West as if he had wings, striking wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he? What does he want? Is he a striker? An anarchist? A revolutionary determined to displace the "privileged few"? A criminal mastermind engineering some as yet unexplained scheme?

Whoever he is, whatever his motives, the Wrecker knows how to create maximum havoc, and Bell senses that he is far from done - that, in fact, the Wrecker is building up to a grand act unlike anything he has committed before. If Bell doesn't stop him in time, more than a railroad could be at risk - it could be the future of the entire country.

Filled with intricate plotting and dazzling set pieces, The Wrecker is one of the most entertaining thrillers in years.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Alex Cross Is Back

James Patterson has done it again. I, Alex Cross - another Alex Cross mystery novel is released today. Alex Cross's niece is found brutally murdered. Overcome with grief, Alex vows to take down her killer before he strikes again. But shortly after he begins the investigation, Alex discovers that his niece had gotten mixed up with some very important, very dangerous people.

With unstoppable action, unforeseeable twists, and edge-of-your-seat suspense that only a James Patterson thriller delivers, I, Alex Cross is the master of suspense at his sharpest and best.

Friday, November 13, 2009

You've Got Mail

We have in a lot of new Melissa and Doug products including the pretend play "Stamp and Sort Mailbox". This hand-painted, wooden mailbox set includes 6 pieces of mail and 6 removable hook and loop stamps, to mix and match again and again. The mailbox features a locking door, key, and three mail sorting slots!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Clemson or Carolina? Carolina or Clemson?

Are you a Gamecock, Tiger, or a House Divided? These football "vaults" are great gift ideas for the fan who has everything. Along with a narration of each team's football history, these “scrapbooks” contain never-before-published photographs, artwork and memorabilia drawn from the schools' athletic departments and campus archives. Tucked into dozens of sleeves and pockets, fans will find reproductions of old game programs, historic tickets, numerous postcards and vintage photos.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fractions Made Easy for Kids

The Make a Pie math spinner game from EeBoo Company is a simple game that takes the confusion out of fractions, because each pie piece adds to the whole pie. Handling the fractions and seeing how they are portions of the total makes the concept more understandable. Pies of different flavors are divided into halves, thirds, fourths, eighths and sixteenths.

To make a pie you’ll have to spin
and gather slices on your tin. Slices of a certain size will help you to complete your pies.
Spin well and take a piece of pie
from your opponent’s own supply! Finish with most pies complete? You win! Ah, victory can be sweet!

Other games from EeBoo include What Time Is It?, Animal Bingo, Fairy Tale Bingo, Wildlife Matching Game, and I Never Forget a Face Matching Game.

Great ideas for your Christmas list!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Stephen King Novel - Under the Dome

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Artist/Illustrator Jim Harrison Tomorrow

On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, from 4:00 until 6:00 pm
Artist, Author and Illustrator Jim Harrison will be sharing his new Palmetto Barn print,
as well as other prints, note cards, 2010 calendars,
and his book Pathways to a Southern Coast.

Jim Harrison was born in Leslie, Georgia and moved to Denmark, South Carolina at the age of six. His multiple talents were evident from an early age as he was the "class artist" while excelling in both football and basketball. During high school Jim spent two summers traveling the rural areas around Denmark painting Coca-Cola bulletins on the sides of barns and country stores under the direction of sign painter J. J. Cornforth.

At the University of South Carolina Jim double majored in art and physical education. He spent eleven years coaching high school sports. In 1970 he declined an offer to join the Furman University football coaching staff and returned to Denmark to pursue art as a career.

In 1975 Frame House released their first Jim Harrison print, "Rural Americana" and that print projected him on the national scene through the publisher's network of 600 dealers. He became the undisputed nation's leader in rural Americana art, and many of his prints have appreciated up to 3,000 percent of their original value.

Jim has more than 100 sold out limited editions of the prints made from his paintings. His work is featured in personal and corporate art collections across the country. He is also the author and illustrator of five books. Visit his website at

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Mike Lupica Sports Novel

What would you do with a million dollars if you were 13?

Nate Brodie is nicknamed "Brady" not only for his arm, but also because he's a huge Tom Brady fan. He's even saved up to buy an autographed football. And when he does, he wins the chance for something he's never dreamed of - to throw a pass through a target at a Patriots game for one million dollars.

Nate should be excited. But things have been tough lately. His dad lost his job and his family is losing their home. It's no secret that a million dollars would go a long way. So all Nate feels is pressure, and just when he needs it most, his golden arm begins to fail him. Even worse, his best friend Abby is going blind, slowly losing her ability to do the one thing she loves most - paint. Yet Abby never complains, and she is Nate's inspiration. He knows she'll be there when he makes the throw of a lifetime.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Maps for Children

Lots of new products in our childrens section including both United States and World maps that are laminated and have lots of great information and suggestions on how to have fun while having a geography lesson! Stickers included to mark where grandma and grandpa live, where friends live, where you'd like to visit, and places you have traveled. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Simple Act of Generosity

What if you, personally, could make the world a better tomorrow?

Author Debbie Macomber knows the secret to doing exactly that! In a world that seems too often stingy and grudging, she has witnessed how one simple act of generosity can yield unforeseen miracles.

This blend of true stories and motivating messages will surprise you as you discover how giving the gifts of time, encouragement, hope, laughter, prayer, hospitality, service, and even forgiveness can have a lasting, life-changing impact, not only on the recipient but on the giver as well.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hand Puppets by Ditz Designs - Red Fox !!!

See our display of hand puppets by Ditz Designs including a great looking Red Fox, a reindeer, lamb, and more. Each puppet comes with an informational hang tag with facts about each animal.

Monday, November 2, 2009

John Grisham's Ford County

In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill.

Hear him on YouTube promoting his new book due to be released tomorrow