The Darlington County Historical Commission has published a book in conjunction with the Jacob Kelley House Guild featuring wonderful photographs and detailed information about Jacob Kelley, his descendants, and the house he built for his family.
WEB Griffin is at it again in his new "Presidential Agent" novel Outlaws.
Are you a fan, or know someone who is? With the holiday weekend coming up, why not pick up a copy and enjoy your weekend with Charlie Castillo?
The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling series returns - and the stakes have never been higher.
Charlie Castillo's secret unit has been disbanded - but that doesn't mean he's out of business. As experience has painfully shown him, there are many things the intelligence community can't do, won't do, or doesn't do well, and he has the men and assets to help set things straight.
But the first opportunity, when it comes, is shocking: A FedEx package arrives, bearing photos of barrels containing some of the most dangerous biohazard materials on earth, all of which were supposed to have been destroyed during a raid on a secret Russian factory in the Congo.
Who has them, and what do they want? Castillo has a feeling he's not going to like the answers.
The last few days have been very busy at Burry Bookstore and we love being in the midst of all of the hustle and bustle. We hope when you come in to Burry's you'll receive a cheerful greeting, a warm smile, and whatever help you need with what's on your shopping list! We'll be here today until 6:00 pm - so stop by and take a look. Gift wrapping is free, but if you want to do your own we still have some Christmas bags and ribbon left that are 50% OFF.
A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WW II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiance jilted her in 1941.
Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in ‘the distant hours’ of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it.
Morton once again enthralls readers with an atmospheric story featuring unforgettable characters beset by love and circumstance and haunted by memory, that reminds us of the rich power of storytelling
Of course we want you to visit during the day and shop with us! Our store hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 am until 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm for the next two weeks.
But . . . . have you ridden by at night? All of downtown Hartsville is a beautiful sight as each store is uniquely decorated for Christmas. Take a ride down Carolina Avenue and Fifth Street the next time you're out!
If you haven't heard of Dewey the cat you need to check out this inspiring animal story. There is an adult version as well as a children's Christmas version.
The holiday season is in full swing in Spencer -- the lights are twinkling, the wreaths are hung, and Christmas bells are ringing. Inside the library, Dewey longs to be part of the holiday fun and after a series of silly misadventures, Dewey finds a way to add his own special touch to "his" beloved Christmas tree -- and the results are Dew-rific!
A wonderful way to celebrate the season with everyone's favorite library cat.
Dewey is back, with even more heartwarming moments and life lessons to share.
"Dewey's Nine Lives" offers nine funny, inspiring, and heartwarming stories about cats--all told from the perspective of "Dewey's Mom," librarian Vicki Myron. The amazing felines in this book include Dewey, of course, whose further never-before-told adventures are shared, and several others who Vicki found out about when their owners reached out to her. Vicki learned, through extensive interviews and story sharing, what made these cats special, and how they fit into Dewey's community of perseverance and love.
From a divorced mother in Alaska who saved a drowning kitten on Christmas Eve to a troubled Vietnam veteran whose heart was opened by his long relationship with a rescued cat, these Dewey-style stories will inspire readers to laugh, cry, care, and, most importantly, believe in the magic of animals to touch individual lives.
In 1821, Dr. Jacques Bishop purchased a tract of land called Singletons Crossroads; and by 1828, the village was known as Bishopville. In 1902, Lee County was established and Bishopville flourished as its seat of government and center of activity. Images of America: Bishopville and Lee County is a journey back to a time when Bishopville’s Main Street on a Saturday teemed with a crowd so thick that downtown patrons had to weave their way down the sidewalk, and cotton was a booming business not only in Bishopville but in Lynchburg, Elliott, Lucknow, and Wisacky as well.
A son of the late state senator William P. Baskin, Jr. and Margaret Pittman Baskin, Billy Baskin is a lifelong resident of Bishopville. A 1953 graduate of Bishopville High School, he finished Wofford College in 1957. In 1961 Billy graduated from the USC School of Law and practiced law in Bishopville for 36 years before his retirement in 1997. Billy served as a municipal judge in Bishopville, also for 36 years, retiring in 1999. He also served as Chief of the Bishopville Rescue Squad from 1967-2002. In 2002 he was a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto. Billy is an avid hiker and can often be found on the Foothills Trail. Billy was married to the late Betty Lowder and has two adult children.
Rachael Bowman Bradbury is the great-granddaughter of the late Bishopville businessman and Lee County historian Joe F. Stuckey. She traces her Lee County roots back to Edmund Stuckey who settled the Manville section in the late 1700s. Rachael was born in Columbia and, although she has lived in other parts of the state, considers the capital city her home. A 1995 graduate of Wofford College with degrees in History and French, Rachael worked in Washington, DC for the late Rep. Floyd D. Spence (2nd District, SC). While there, one of the duties she enjoyed most was giving personal tours of the U.S. Capitol building to visiting constituents. She became interested in Bishopville history upon reading through the research of her great-grandfather. She is a member of the SC Cotton Museum and the Lee County Historical Society. Rachael, her husband and two young daughters, live in Marietta, GA.
Do you have an elf at your house? We have been selling Elf on the Shelf like crazy in the last few days here at Burry Bookstore.
We have a few left of the traditional elf and book, as well as the plush large and small elves that your little ones can actually touch. They're fun to cuddle while your real "elf" looks on from the special spot he or she has chosen that day to watch over your household. We have just ordered more of all of the elves, so if you aren't able to stop by in the next day or two, more are on the way!
Want a unique gift idea? How about giving someone a membership in our Super Shopper Club? That would be a gift that is extended through December 2011 as the recipient would receive discounts on every purchase they made next year. For $25 you'd give a gift that would keep on giving!
Details about our Super Shopper Club can be found at this link. Call 332-2511 or come by to buy a gift membership for your friend or family member today!
Margaret Baroody will be at Burry Bookstore on Friday, Dec 3rd from 4-6 pm signing copies of The Unexpected Visitor.
The Unexpected Visitor is a stunning collection of black and white photographs and inspirational passages that takes the reader on a journey of discovery, surprise and faith. The photographs were taken over a period of more than half a century by physician N.B. Baroody, who traveled the world in recent years with his wife Margaret doing medical mission work. The book shares moments of their life journey together, their bond of connection and love that is both personal and universal.
"The stories we tell all resonate with a sense of the unexpected, even the divine," comments Margaret Baroody. "We plot, even procrastinate, but it is often that unguarded moment, the unanticipated encounter that determines our sense of self, our relationships, our futures, our careers, our hopes and dreams. Is it mystery?
"The Unexpected Visitor is a poetic approach to the most fundamental questions we ask ourselves throughout our lives. How do we respond to our tragedies and triumphs? Why do we choose to chafe or cherish? When do we embrace faith or retreat in fear? How do we appreciate the moment and savor it, as my husband so often did with his photographs?"
N.B. Baroody studied with photographer Ansel Adams - an association that left an imprint that is abundantly evident in his work. In selecting the images for the book, the Baroodys share the experiences and revelations associated with the image, a glimpse of their extraordinary life together. The personal narratives are spare, but powerful, with accompanying quotes of verse and poetry. The words echo the profound simplicity of the photographed moments, encouraging us to linger, to know an unguarded moment and to savor the face of grace.
The Unexpected Visitor builds on the Baroodys' first book, In Search of His Image (2007). Sadly, he died before the publication of The Unexpected Visitor.
25% OFF Hardcover Bestsellers - New York Times and Christian
20% OFF Adult Hardcovers
10% OFF Practically Everything Else
These are the benefits of our Super Shopper Club. It's a yearlong membership - you can join as an individual or a family. We also have 4 days a year for our Super Shopper Club members only where everything in the store that is regularly priced is 25% OFF!
Why in the world would you want to go somewhere else and join their club when you can save right here at Burry Bookstore?
Wedding bells ring! Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?
A murderer returns. The case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation. As Alex and Siegel battle over jurisdiction, the murders continue. It becomes clear that they are the work of a professional who has detailed knowledge of his victims' movements--information that only a Washington insider could possess.
Caught in a lethal cross fire. As Alex contends with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross and his family for good. With a supercharged blend of action, deception, and suspense, "Cross Fire "is James Patterson's most visceral and exciting Alex Cross novel ever.
Carolina Christmas collects for the first time holiday stories of Archibald Rutledge (1883-1973), one of the most prolific outdoor and nature writers of the twentieth century and the first poet laureate of South Carolina. Some of Rutledge's finest writing revolves around his vivid memories of hunt, hearth, and holidays. These memories are celebrated in this keepsake collection of enduring stories and poems, further augmented with traditional recipes and food lore associated with the season.
Archibald Rutledge spent decades teaching at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania. All the while he supplemented his income through his writings in order to support a growing family and restoration efforts at Hampton Plantation, his ancestral home in coastal South Carolina--now a state historic site. Each Christmas, Rutledge returned to his cherished Hampton Plantation for hunting, celebrations of the season, and renewal of his decidedly Southern soul. This annual migration home meant the opportunity to enjoy hunting and communion with nature--so vitally important to him--and to renew acquaintances with those living on neighboring plantations and with the African American community he immortalized in his book God's Children. Rutledge wrote dozens of stories and poems revolving around the Hampton Hunt, fellowship with family and friends, the serenity of the winter woods, and his appetite for seasonal Southern foodways. Edited by Jim Casada, this collection highlights the very best of Rutledge's holiday tales in a vibrant tapestry through which Christmas runs as a bright, sparkling thread. In these tales of Christmas past--each representative of the author's sterling literary reputation and continuing popularity--Rutledge guides us once more into a world of traditions now largely lost. But to tread those forgotten trails once more, to sample and savor the foods he loved, and to experience vicariously the sport he so enjoyed is to experience the wonder of yesteryear.
Whether you are gathering with family or spending time with friends this Thanksgiving we are hoping that wonderful memories will be made. What are your favorite memories from your childhood Thanksgiving gatherings?
In our holiday catalog this year you'll find The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders: Favorite Adventures, Stories, Poems, and Songs for Making Lasting Memories.
This rich and nostalgic book of wonders is a collection of art, literature, and activities custom-made for the family bookshelf. Children and parents will share together time as they read poetry selections, nursery rhymes, and more at bedtime, or pull out the book on a rainy day for instantly accessible activities.
Wouldn't it be special to share this with one of your "little" friends this Thanksgiving and Christmas?
Will any of the dishes in this book be on your table on Thanksgiving Day?
Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes From Southern Appalachia by Joan Aller
There are many cookbooks about Southern cooking, but precious few celebrate the southern Appalachian food that has sustained mountain folk past and present.
Featuring more than 150 recipes for down-home, soul-satisfying dishes, "Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly" is more than just a cookbook. Complete with passages on the history, places, and people of southern Appalachia, along with lush full-color photography of the food and scenery of the southern Appalachian Mountains, "Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly" serves as both a cookbook and a guided tour of the local lore, traditions, and culture of this uniquely American region.
Customers - we are ready for you. Can't wait until our Open House tonight. Bond Nickles will be here signing copies of his new children's book A Brown Thrasher. We'll have fudge, cookies, cheese straws and punch. Giving away LOTS of Gift Cards. Come by tonight!
We have our refreshment table ready, the prize registration table set up, Elf on the Shelf is on display, lots of great Christmas books, Half Price Christmas Bags, Half Price Christmas Boxed Cards, more individual Christmas cards are on the way that will be Half Price. We can't wait until Thursday night!
Today as we honor veterans from all conflicts I am thankful for the sacrifices they made so that my family and I can live in a free country and enjoy the liberties they fought so hard to attain and preserve.
I can think of numerous books that portray the honorable life of the service man and woman. One that comes to mind is a new book released just a few weeks ago in time for Veterans Day that is actually a children's book, but a great look at the different aspects of World War II:
World War II by Peter Chrisp
From the children in bombed-out cities who were evacuated to the countryside, to the civilians working in munition factories, and the soldiers fighting on land, sea, and air, this book provides an incredible overview of this momentous time in our history. Learn how the war led to advances in technology, medicine, and weaponry, along with special features including life inside a U-boat and spy techniques. A dynamic design and full-color illustrations throughout help readers imagine what it was like for the brave men, women, and children who lived, and died, during World War II.
Burry Bookstore Christmas Open House - Thursday, Nov 18th from 6-9 pm.
If you've never been to our Christmas Open House you are missing a real treat. The entire downtown area of Hartsville is filled with hustle, bustle, and holiday cheer! It's become a tradition that our customers look forward to year after year.
At Burry's you'll find delicious refreshments and punch. The store will be a hub of activity and I'm sure you'll find some of your friends here taking a look at the different things we suggest for your Christmas list! We will have a drawing for prizes every 15 minutes, and you don't have to be present to win - we'll just give you a call later in the evening or the next day if you've already headed home.
Our "special offer" this Open House is a beautiful ceramic holiday platter that is dishwasher and microwave safe. The first 24 customers who make a $40 purchase will receive this gorgeous platter FREE!
On display you'll find a large selection of boxed Christmas cards, Christmas gift wrap and individual Christmas cards - and it's all 50% OFF.
We've got some beautiful Christmas books for both children and adults. If you need a small gift for a party we've got some inexpensive ornaments that have just arrived. They'll be on display later today!
Our special guest during our Christmas Open House is Hartsville native Bond Nickles who has written a new children's book A Brown Thrasher. I went to school with Bond and we're looking forward to a fun "reunion" night as we celebrate the publication of his book. Click on this link for more details.
So what else can I tell you about Open House? Not much except that you really don't want to miss it. It's one of the funnest nights of the year for us and we love celebrating with all of our friends and customers.
This is the must-have book for Tar Heel fans and college basketball lovers everywhere. Boasting six national championships and scores of Hall of Fame coaches and players, Carolina Basketball has come a long way from the first season--when the campus newspaper published a notice asking an unknown culprit to return the team's basketball.
These pages are packed with little-known stories from the program's earliest days and new insights into its best-loved moments. All the greats are here, from Jack Cobb and the "Blind Bomber" George Glamack to Lennie Rosenbluth, Phil Ford, James Worthy, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison, and Tyler Hansbrough.
Lucas reveals the meaning of the "Carolina family" and the origins and evolution of Tar Heel traditions that have made North Carolina one of the premier teams in men's college basketball.
These stories are brought to life with more than 200 color and black-and-white photos; a foreword by Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith and an afterword by fellow Hall of Famer Roy Williams; and an appendix of records and statistics. Some 30 sidebars feature first-person recollections from prominent players including Rosenbluth, Ford, and Jordan; opposing coaches like Lefty Driesell; and national broadcasters like Dick Vitale.
On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time--the Yankees are coming, it warned. Shortly before midnight, Davis boarded a train from Richmond and fled the capital, setting off an intense and thrilling chase in which Union cavalry hunted the Confederate president.
Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the conspiracy that led to the crime. Lincoln's murder, autopsy, and White House funeral transfixed the nation. His final journey began when soldiers placed his corpse aboard a special train that would carry him home on the 1,600-mile trip to Springfield. Along the way, more than a million Americans looked upon their martyr's face, and several million watched the funeral train roll by. It was the largest and most magnificent funeral pageant in American history.
To the Union, Davis was no longer merely a traitor. He became a murderer, a wanted man with a $100,000 bounty on his head. Davis was hunted down and placed in captivity, the beginning of an intense and dramatic odyssey that would transform him into a martyr of the South's Lost Cause.
The saga that began with"Manhunt"continues with the suspenseful and electrifying "Bloody Crimes." James Swanson masterfully weaves together the stories of two fallen leaders as they made their last expeditions through the bloody landscape of a wounded nation.
Makes you think about digging around in that garden, doesn't it?
Just out is a new great resource for that bountiful garden you'll be thinking about all winter -
Best Native Plants for Southern Gardens: A Handbook for Gardeners, Homeowners, and Professionals
Highlights and illustrates several hundred readily available and easy-to-grow native species for gardeners and landscapers living in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Barney Saltzbeg, author of Good Egg, offers a one-of-a-kind interactive book entitled Beautiful Oops that shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. Pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, and smudges demonstrate the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.
For the teen readers on your gift list here are some ideas:
Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomonby Jonathan Stroud
Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950s BC. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match.
Kingdom Keepers #3: Disney in Shadow by Ridley Pearson
With the adventures set forth in the first books now behind them, "Kingdom Keepers 3: Disney In Shadow" follows the five teens, Finn, Philby, Willa, Charlene, and Maybeck as they search to find Wayne, their mentor and head Imagineer who has mysteriously gone missing.
Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author delivers his first book for younger readers. In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only 13 years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. But Theo soon finds himself dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial.
Do you have that person you need to find a gift for and you just can't figure out what to get them? Don't know their clothing/shoe sizes? Not sure what they like? Can't think of a thing that they need? Burry Bookstore gift certificates are a great idea for that person who has everything! You can purchase them in any amount and they don't expire! Follow this link to purchase online
On Thursday, November 18, 2010
at our Christmas Open House
Burry Bookstore is hosting an Author Meet and Greet
from 6:00 until 9:00 pmHartsville Native and Writer Bond Nickles will be signing copies of his new children's book A Brown Thrasher. This event is FREE and open to the public.
In The Brown Thrasher a baby bird arrived at the Nickles home late one night - in the mouth of Sally the cat! But surviving that brush with danger was just the beginning for this little brown thrasher. It would need some help from Mama, Sarah, Davis and Will - and even Daddy. Follow Baby as it grows up in its new "nest," and see if it can learn to live on its own. Bond is a public information coordinator for the Office of Media Relations at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where he has lived since 1992. He also keeps the official statistics for Gamecock football games as well as both the men's and women's basketball games. And he continues to do freelance sports writing for local and regional publications and websites. Recently, he profiled former New York Yankee great and USC and Coastal Carolina baseball coach Bobby Richardson in Sandlapper magazine. Before moving to Columbia, Bond was a fulltime sports writer for daily newspapers in Rome, Georgia, and Savannah, Georgia, and covered everything from skeet shooting and rugby to Atlanta Falcons football and the Ryder Cup. A 1978 graduate of Thomas Hart Academy, Bond is married to Lynn, and they have three children, Sarah (14), Davis (13) and Will (9).
We can't wait until our Author Luncheon today with Patti Callahan Henry! If you haven't read her novels you're missing a very talented author. Most of us at Burry's have read almost all of her books and highly recommend them.
We have extra copies of all of her books, including her latest holiday novella, The Perfect Love Song. She'll be autographing the extras before she leaves, so make sure you stop by and get an autographed copy if you weren't able to come to the luncheon.
In the Company of Others was released yesterday and we are eager to read it! Fans of Jan Karon have been waiting 3 years for this one!
A stirring page-turner from the bestselling author of the Mitford Series. Jan Karon's new series, launched with her "New York Times" bestselling "Home to Holly Springs," thrilled legions of Mitford devotees, and also attracted a whole new set of readers. "Lovely," said "USA Today." "Rejoice!" said "The Washington Post."
In this second novel, Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry from the comfort of a charming fishing lodge. The charm, however, is broken entirely when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already-injured ankle. Then a cherished and valuable painting is stolen from the lodge owners, and Cynthia's pain pales in comparison to the wound at the center of this bitterly estranged Irish family.
"In the Company of Others" is a moving testament to the desperate struggle to hide the truth at any cost and the powerful need to confess. Of all her winning novels, Jan Karon says this "dark-haired child" is her favorite-a sentiment readers everywhere are certain to share.