Friday, May 28, 2010

Great Father's Day Gift - An Autographed copy of Ben McC. Moise's book

On Friday, June 4, 2010 Burry Bookstore
is hosting an Author Meet and Greet
from 4:30 until 5:30 pm.
Ben McC. Moise will be speaking, reading, and signing copies of
A Southern Sportsman: The Hunting Memoirs of Henry Edwards Davis
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Henry Edwards Davis (1879-1966) began his hunting adventures as a boy riding in the saddle with his father on foxhunts and deer drives in the company of Confederate cavalry veterans. Born on Hickory Grove Plantation in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, Davis developed his taste for the hunt at an early age. In later years he became a renowned sportsman and expert on sporting firearms. Published here for this first time after a four-decade-long hiatus, his collection of southern hunting tales describes his many experiences in pursuit of turkeys, deer, ducks, and partridges through the fields, forests, and swamps of South Carolina's Pee Dee region. His memoir offers a lucid firsthand account of a time before paved roads and river-spanning bridges had penetrated the rural stretches of Williamsburg and Florence counties, when hunting was still one of a southerner's chief social activities. With a sportsman's interest and a historian's curiosity, Davis intersperses his hunting narratives with tales of the region's rich history, from before the American Revolution to his times in the first half of the twentieth century.

Davis, a connoisseur of fine sporting firearms, also chronicles his personal experiences with a long line of rifles and shotguns, beginning with his first "Old Betsy," a fourteen-gauge, cap-lock muzzleloader, and later with some of the finest modern American and British shotguns. He describes as well a host of small-bore rifles, many of which he assembled himself, bedding the barrels and actions in hand-carved stocks.

Edited by retired lowcountry game warden Ben McC. Moise and featuring a foreword by outdoor writer Jim Casada, Davis's memoir is a valuable account of hunting lore and historic firearms, as well as a record of evolving cultural attitudes and economic conditions in post-Reconstruction South Carolina and of the practices that gave rise to modern natural conservation efforts.

Henry Edwards Davis was a successful attorney in Florence, South Carolina, and an avid sportsman, horticulturist, furniture maker, and historian best remembered for his 1949 book, The American Wild Turkey, considered to be the definitive work on wild turkeys and turkey hunting. Between 1932 and 1949 he contributed technical articles on sporting guns, ammunition, and turkey hunting to the American Rifleman. Ben McC. Moise was a conservation officer with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources from 1978 to 2002. He is the author of Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden: A Memoir and a frequent contributor to the Charleston Post and Courier, Charleston Mercury, Garden and Gun, and other regional publications. Moise lives in Charleston.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Song Artist Elizabeth Simon - For the Glory of God

On Thursday, June 3, 2010 Burry Bookstore is hosting an Artist Meet and Greet from 4:00 until 5:30 pm Elizabeth Simon will be singing, speaking, and selling copies of her new music cd – For the Glory of God.

This event is FREE and open to the public Elizabeth Simon was born and raised in Darlington, South Carolina, the youngest of eight children. As a young girl Elizabeth’s nickname was “Country”, due in part to her love for country music. The death of her mother at the age of 15 shaped Elizabeth’s life in many ways.

She began to listen to and love gospel music of all genres, but especially traditional and contemporary Christian.
Elizabeth’s musical gifts took form as she began to hear songs and melodies in dreams and during her morning prayertime. God bestowed the spiritual vision of music ministry on her and she began Eye Sight Ministries.

You may visit her website at this link .

Elizabeth has sung all of her life, participating in talent shows, pageants, school chorus and musical performances, weddings, funerals, reunions, and other community events. Her debut cd For the Glory of God was released on April 3rd.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bible Promises for Boys and Girls - New Edition Available

An easy way to help young children see God's promises and how they can rely on His love in their daily lives.

The promise verses in this book are selected from the best-selling "International Children's Bible" to offer comfort and encouragement when a child is feeling afraid, lonely, worried, angry, dissatisfied, discouraged, sad, rebellious, impatient, or sick . . . and when they need reassurance of God's protection, love, forgiveness, help . . . and that He listens when they pray. It's a great way for children to hide God's Word in their hearts.

Sample text: "Monsters. Spiders. Being alone. Do any of these things make you feel afraid? When you start to feel fear, hold on tight to these words: God promises to take your fear away!"

""So don't worry, because I am with you. Don't be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you. I will support you with my right hand that saves you." "Isaiah 41:10""

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

John Grisham Mystery Series for Kids Hits the Shelves

A perfect murder
A faceless witness
A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he’s only thirteen years old
Meet Theodore Boone

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.

But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.

The stakes are high, but Theo won’t stop until justice is served.

Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer will keep readers guessing and pages turning.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Newbery Award Winner Louis Sachar Releases a New Young Adult Novel

The Cardturner - Louis Sachar

How are we supposed to be partners? He can't see the cards and I don't know the rules!

The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner--whatever that means. Alton's uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich.

But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. They're in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him.

Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.

Through Alton's wry observations, Louis Sachar explores the disparity between what you know and what you think you know. With his incomparable flair and inventiveness, he examines the elusive differences between perception and reality--and inspires readers to think and think again.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Summer Reading Time

It's that time of year! We have summer workbooks in all subject categories from Pre-K through 7th/8th grade.

We also have plenty on hand of the books on the summer reading lists of area schools.

If your school is not on our list, please get us a list of the books required so we can make sure we have the books on hand and have the information posted on our website.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's Your Favorite Thing to Cook on the Grill?

BBQ 25 by Adam Perry Lang

Serious barbecue meets a man, a can, and a plan in this ultra-foolproof guide to the 25 most-popular barbecue dishes, presented in a format that anyone can follow with guaranteed success. This edition is packaged as a four-color, easy-to-clean, board book.

BBQ Makes Everything Better by Jason Day and Aaron Chronister

The creators of "The Bacon Explosion" put all their BBQ mojo in one perfect cookbook that will change what chefs do with smoke and fire.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Win a $20 gift card

It's time for this week's Identify the Author contest.

Find us on Facebook and enter - you might be the winner of a $20 gift card!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

But I Wanted a Baby Brother!

But I Wanted a Baby Brother by Kate Feiffer and Diane Goode

On a plain old ordinary Tuesday, Oliver Keaton's parents bring home a new baby from the hospital. Their new baby is bald like a boy. Their new baby sounds like a boy. Their new baby even kicks like a boy. How can their new baby be a girl?


Could it be that a little sister isn't the worst thing after all?

Kate Feiffer and Diane Goode go right to the heart of the ups and downs and ups of adjusting to a new baby in the house in this charming picture book that is brimming with love.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Vicksburg and Gettysburg

It's a poignant irony in American history that on Independence Day, 1863, not one but two pivotal battles ended in Union victory, marked the high tide of Confederate military fortune, and ultimately doomed the South's effort at secession. But on July 4, 1863, after six months of siege, Ulysses Grant's Union army finally took Vicksburg and the Confederate west.

On the very same day, Robert E. Lee was in Pennsylvania, parrying the threat to Vicksburg with a daring push north to Gettysburg. For two days the battle had raged; on the next, July 4, 1863, Pickett's Charge was thrown back, a magnificently brave but fruitless assault, and the fate of the Confederacy was sealed, though nearly two more years of bitter fighting remained until the war came to an end.

In "Receding Tide, " Edwin Cole Bearss draws from his popular tours to chronicle these two widely separated but simultaneous clashes and their dramatic conclusion. As the recognized expert on both Vicksburg and Gettysburg, Bearss tells the fascinating story of this single momentous day in our country's history, offering his readers narratives, maps, illustrations, characteristic wit, dramatic new insights and unerringly intimate knowledge of terrain, tactics, and the colorful personalities of America's citizen soldiers, Northern and Southern alike.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Special Offer While Supplies Last!

Photo Frame with Clock/Calendar/Temperature

Only $6.99 with the purchase of 5 greeting cards
(our greeting cards are 50% off everyday)

Regular price $12.99

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Roger Priddy books - don't you love them?

Two new Roger Priddy board books out recently - Slide and Seek Animals and Slide and Seek Colors .

Two sliding doors are on each spread for children to open up. Behind each one is the hidden, photographic answer to a simple question.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

When is the last time you won anything?

Find Burry Bookstore on Facebook and enter our Identify the Author Contest. Each week we give away a $20 gift card to Burry Bookstore.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Karen White's latest book - On Folly Beach

Just out on the shelves - On Folly Beach - by Karen White

Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it's the personal battles of Folly Beach's residents that have left the most scars, and why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own...

To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local book store, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband. Emmy is at first resistant. So much has already changed. But after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly's Finds, she decides to take the plunge. But the seller insists on one condition: Emmy must allow Lulu, the late owner's difficult sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from its back yard.

For the most part Emmy ignores Lulu as she sifts through the love letters, wanting to learn more. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during WWII are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together, here on Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope for a second chance...

Monday, May 10, 2010

What Kind of Books do you Like to Collect?

I love to collect southern fiction. How about you? Do you have a favorite genre you gravitate towards when you enter a bookstore or library?

Alfred Zector Book Collector
is a children's book just released last week about a little boy who begins collecting books at a very young age and decides he is going to collect every book that exists! Alfred manages to round up the last book in town and, unsure of what to do, settles into his home to read each and every volume. Meanwhile, without books, life becomes dull for the other inhabitants of the town. When the very well-read and much older Alfred emerges, he brings books for the people as well as a lesson about sharing them.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Pat Conroy and Dorothea Benton Frank

Two great southern writers have just had their latest novels released in paperback. Pat Conroy's South of Broad and Dorothea Benton Frank's Return to Sullivans Island arrived this week, so if you need a spring/summer read and like paperbacks, these might be just the thing you're looking for!

Stop by our Southern Fiction display today and check them out.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Travel Activity Kits to Keep the Little Ones Busy

We've just gotten in some really neat travel activity kits for children.

These would be great if you're going on a long trip, or even while you're waiting at the ball field, the YMCA, or dance while someone is finishing up practice.

There are three different ones to choose from - Five Little Monkeys, Curious George, and Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

The kits include
a paperback edition of the book, an activity book, three double-sided crayons, a CD with recordings of related stories, two sheets of mini-stickers, and more.

Great gift idea, or perfect for your own family. Why don't you come by and take a look?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Who is going to win the next $20 gift card?

Our Facebook Identify the Author contest for this week has been posted.

Go to to the Burry Bookstore page and "like" us. Then you'll get details for the contest.

You might be just a few clicks away from a $20 gift card!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Do you know when Mary Alice Monroe wrote her first novel?

If you aren't familiar with lowcountry author Mary Alice Monroe, you need to get to know her and her books.

Her biography is interesting. She has always loved to read and write. She was encouraged to write by teachers who recognized her talent. She studied journalism, was an assistant editor to the General Editor of Encyclopedia Britannica, and co-authored an English language text for Asian immigrants. But when she was confined to bed for the final month of her pregnancy her husband handed her a notepad and pencil and told her to write the novel she had always dreamed about. In her own words she says, "I gave birth to a baby and a book."

Now, a dozen books later, Mary Alice continues to write, incorporating her love for nature and the environment into her novels. Just out in a new trade paperback edition is Sweetgrass. Coming out next month in trade paperback is Last Light Over Carolina. I just read Time is a River while on vacation and I couldn't put it down. I have chosen it as my "Staff Suggestion" for May and it's on display now in our "Staff Suggestion" section.

Visit Mary Alice's website and decide which novel you'd like to read this month.

Monday, May 3, 2010

What Can I Get for Mom?

Do you feel like you give your mother or grandmother, or wife for that matter, the same old thing every Mother's Day?

We have a great idea that would really be unique for the special woman in your life.

Author and artist Nicole Seitz will be in Hartsville on Tuesday, May 11th for a luncheon co-sponsored by our store and Black Creek Arts Center.

She will be sharing her newest novel
Saving Cicadas.

If you haven't read any of her books you're really missing a gifted writer. She always addresses an issue that is controversial, but she ties it into the novel in such a different way. Sometimes the meaning doesn't surface until the end, and you have to look back and re-read while thinking "How did I miss that?". She's also a great speaker and loves to answer questions from her audience.

Why don't you get a ticket for yourself, or as a gift for someone?

Register online today at this link
Nicole Seitz Author Luncheon .