Friday, July 30, 2010

New Burry T-Shirts



We're now selling some pretty snazzy Burry Bookstore t-shirts in a variety of colors - White, Sapphire Blue, Hot Pink, Kiwi, Violet, Navy Blue, Forest Green, Light Pink, Sky Blue.  Sizes from Youth Small to Adult Extra Large.  Check them out and tell us what you think!

14.00 - white t-shirts     16.00 - color t-shirts      

Join our Super Shopper Club and save 10% on our new t-shirts!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thrilling Thursdays Finishes Up at Burry Bookstore

We just had our last Thrilling Thursdays session at Burry Bookstore for the summer.  Thanks to all the children, moms and dads who came and visited with Mrs. Kit.  We had a lot of fun celebrating Independence Day, learning about pirates, "visiting" the zoo, sharing fairy tales, enjoying a magic show, and exploring the ocean. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Very Disappointed to Have to Cancel Denise Hildreth Event

Had to cancel our author luncheon with Denise Hildreth that was scheduled for tomorrow due to very poor response and low registration.  For publishers to continue sending authors to us we need a good response from our customers!  

Next luncheon - August 19th - Batt Humphreys

Register today!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's That Time of Year

This sweet picture book starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird, is perfect for back-to-school! Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally . . . learns to read all on his own.

With a story that makes reading fun--and will even help listeners learn to read--this book is ideal for kindergarten classrooms and story hour or as a gift for that beginning reader. Fresh, charming art by Tad Hills, the "New York Times" bestselling author/illustrator of "Duck & Goose, " will make this a favorite.

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Harry Turtledove Novel

In 1938, two men held history in their hands. One was Adolf Hitler. The other was British prime minister Neville Chamberlain, who, determined to avoid war at any cost, came to be known as "the great appeaser." But Harry Turtledove, the unrivaled master of alternate history, has launched a gripping saga that springboards from a different fateful act: What if Chamberlain had stood up to Hitler? What would the Nazis' next move have been? And how would the war--which Hitler had always regretted waiting eleven months to start--have unfolded and changed our world?

Here, Turtledove takes us across a panorama of conflict fueled by ideology and demagoguery. Nations are pitted against nations, alliances are forged between old enemies, ordinary men and women are hurled into extraordinary life-and-death situations. In Japanese-controlled Singapore, an American marine falls in love with a Russian dance hall hostess, while around him are heard the first explosions of Chinese guerilla resistance. On the frontlines of war-ravaged rural France, a weary soldier perfects the art of using an enormous anti-tank gun as a sniper's tool--while from Germany a killer is sent to hunt him down. And in the icy North Atlantic, a U-boat bearing an experimental device wreaks havoc on British shipping, setting the stage for a Nazi ground invasion of Denmark.

From an American woman trapped in Germany who receives safe passage from Hitler himself to a Jewish family steeped in German culture and facing the hatred rising around them, from Japanese soldiers on the remote edge of Siberia to American volunteers in Spain, West and East is the story of a world held hostage by tyrants--Stalin, Hitler, Sanjuro--each holding on to power through lies and terror even in the face of treacherous plots from within.
As armies clash, and as the brave, foolish, and true believers choose sides, new weapons are added to already deadly arsenals and new strategies are plotted to break a growing stalemate. But one question looms over the conflict from West to East: What will it take to bring America into this war?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Silhouette Artist Clay Rice will be in Hartsville on Monday, August 9th

On Monday, August 9, 2010
Burry Bookstore is hosting Silhouette Artist Clay Rice
from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm by appointment only.
Please call 843-332-2511
to schedule an appointment.
Clay Rice will be offering Silhouette packages as well as packages including Silhouettes along with his book The Lonely Shadow.

Clay Rice was born into the art of silhouette cutting. Clay's Grandfather, Carew Rice, instilled an appreciation of his art into Clay at an early age. At 46, Clay has been cutting silhouettes professionally for more than twenty five years. "I never thought of my work as competing with my Grandfather's," says Clay. "I think of it as a continuation of the family art". Clay's art has been the subject of many one man shows, most recently through the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, SC.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Denise Hildreth - International Speaker and Novelist - Next Thursday

On Thursday, July 29, 2010 Burry Bookstore and Black Creek Arts Council 
are co-hosting an author luncheon from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm
 Novelist and International Speaker Denise Hildreth will be speaking,
reading, and signing copies of Hurricanes in Paradise
Tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book,
lunch catered by Bizzell's Food and Spirits, and the opportunity to hear Denise speak, read, and have her personalize your book. 
The luncheon will be held in the Gallery at Black Creek, 116 West College Avenue.
 Register online at this link

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hartsville Native Dan Easterling Signing copies of The Paralegal on Friday

On Friday, July 23, 2010
Burry Bookstore is hosting an Author Meet and Greet
from 4:00 until 5:30 pm
Hartsville Native Dan Easterling
will be signing copies of his new novel
The Paralegal

This event is FREE and open to the public

Paula Cooper, a paralegal from Georgetown, SC, gets in way over her head while working for a crooked attorney, J. Thomas Denby, who has a way of winning most all of his cases. She is asked by her boss to participate in a plot to blackmail a federal judge for a huge bonus. Reluctantly Paula, the single mother of two teenage daughters, attends Judge Parks' annual Christmas party in Charleston, SC where she is to entice him to his bedroom for an embrace. A private investigator hidden outside waits to capture a photo, but before she can complete her mission things go terribly wrong.

The love of her boyfriend, Jim Roberts, an antique dealer she had met at the Isle of Palms the previous summer, is tested because of what Paula has done. She is confronted with the possibility of losing this special man, and faces charges with jail time. Jim has challenges of his own learning of Paula's secret life.

The FBI investigative team of John Dibbs and Albert Mendez are assigned to the case discovering that there are many possible suspects in a double murder and blackmail plot. The twists and turns are many as they attempt to capture the assailant in a shootout within the picturesque city of Charleston.

Daniel describes his novel in the three paragraphs above, but says that it's more than a suspense novel. According to Daniel, it has a little bit of everything, from the history of Charleston and St. Michael's Episcopal Church, to a providential love, which is evident throughout the book as his main character, Paula Cooper, seeks redemption from a bad decision. A statement about the pollution of our environment is also evident as a sub-theme.

Daniel Stephen Easterling, known in Hartsville as Danny while growing up, was born at Byerly Hospital on October 28, 1951. He attended school locally in Hartsville and played basketball, lettering six years for Hartsville Jr. High and Senior High. He is the youngest of four siblings and raised by a widow, Erma M. Easterling, whose late husband, H. C. Easterling worked at Sonoco Products Company as a precision millwright until he passed away of cancer in March of 1955 when Daniel was three and a half. Mrs. Easterling also passed away four years ago.

Upon high school graduation in May of 1969, Daniel attended the University of South Carolina from 1969-1972. For personal reasons Daniel withdrew as a junior to travel and live in different parts of the United States, i.e. Missouri, California, and Texas. Daniel also did missions work at an orphanage in Central America. He attended the University of Texas at Tyler in 1978-1979 while managing a restaurant, and then transferred to Howard Payne University, a private college in Brownwood, Texas. He graduated with honors in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts where he majored in Psychology with a minor in Political Science. He was twice named to Who's Who of America. Daniel returned to South Carolina in 1983 to live and work in Hartsville in the eighties. In 1991 Daniel moved to Columbia where he currently lives and works in sales. Daniel is divorced and has two grown children. His hobbies are travel, exercise, guitar, harmonica, and tennis. Daniel's second novel is due to be released in late 2010.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Eric Carle - Brown Bear is now in early reader edition

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? beginning readers: These beloved children's stories are now available in beginning reader format. With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these picture books have long been used as beginning readers. Now, with a 6" x 9" trim and a classic beginning reader layout, children will have a more "grown up" version to read by themselves. Complete with an introduction by master educator Laura Robb, and with fun reading activities added, these new versions of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? are certain to appeal to a new age group and find an even wider audience.

Monday, July 19, 2010

School starts back four weeks from today!

Do you have someone in your family who will be entering first grade?  Pirate's Guide to First Grade might be just the book you need to help them make that transition.

It's the first day of first grade, and it's all hands on deck for a young pirate and his crew. How much trouble can they get into? What will they do at recess? And, most important, what treasure awaits them at school?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Jack Parker signing copies of Parker's Guide to the Revolutionary War in South Carolina - this afternoon from 4:00 until 5:30 pm

On Friday, July 16, 2010
Burry Bookstore is hosting an Author Meet and Greet
from 4:00 until 5:30 pm
Jack Parker will be signing copies of
Parker's Guide to the Revolutionary War in South Carolina

This event is FREE and open to the public

Parker's Guide is an impressive undertaking, locating 430 documented sites, from major battlefields protected as National Parks to little-known skirmishes, ambush and partisan murder sites. Parker has done the boots-on-the-ground research to put you at the places of these engagements. While there are several other guides to Revolutionary War sites in South Carolina which locate major battles in a general vicinity by showing you where the historical markers are, which is often miles from the actual battlefields, Parker's Guide also covers sites which are lesser known, unmarked and not interpreted. There never will be a complete list of all of South Carolina's Revolutionary War skirmishes and murders as the participants rarely wrote down their depredations and the dead tell no tales. Parker's exhaustive research and tying the events to geography will inspire all to recognize, visit and understand the depth of the struggle in South Carolina for our Independence. With this guide, we come to better know the land of our Liberty. 

Jack Parker was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Delaware, and lived in Virginia, California, Colorado, and South Carolina. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Education and served 4 years in the US Navy as an Asst. Navigator aboard the USS Spiegel Grove, then as a Navigator and Executive Officer aboard the USS Pitkin County. After leaving the Navy, he moved to Colorado, and rode and packed horses into the Gunnison Wilderness Area. He then spent 5 years living aboard a 43' yawl home ported in Charleston, South Carolina, and taught several people to sail and live on the water. He lived at times near historic McClellanville and Eutawville, South Carolina. There he became interested in visiting Revolutionary War sites and discovered that directions were non-existent. Thus, the idea of Parker's Guide was born. Three and a half years of legwork in the field have brought this practical guide to you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

London is the setting for Alexander McCall Smith's latest novel

A delightful new setting--London--a wonderful new cast of characters and one incredibly clever dog.

Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether McCall-Smithian characters. There's the middle-aged wine merchant William, who's trying to convince his reluctant twenty-four-year-old son, Eddie, to leave the nest; and Marcia, the boutique caterer who has her sights set on William. There's also the (justifiably) much-loathed Member of Parliament Oedipus Snark; his mother, Berthea, who's writing his biography and hating every minute of it; and his long-suffering girlfriend, Barbara, a literary agent who would like to be his wife (but, then, she'd like to be almost anyone's wife). There's the vitamin evangelist, the psychoanalyst, the art student with a puzzling boyfriend and Freddie de la Hay, the Pimlico terrier who insists on wearing a seat belt and is almost certainly the only avowed vegetarian canine in London.

Filled with the ins and outs of neighborliness in all its unexpected variations, Corduroy Mansions showcases the life, laughter and humanity that have become the hallmarks of Alexander McCall Smith's work.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Super Shoppers - 25% Off Today!

Super Shopper Club Members from 9:30 am until 6:00 pm today anything you buy that is regularly priced is 25% Off.  Haven't joined?  Join today !

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Super Shopper Club Member Sale - 25% OFF - Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our first 25% OFF Super Shopper Club Member Sale.  Everything in the store that is regularly priced (there are just a few exceptions) will be 25% OFF.  Have you joined our Super Shopper Club?  Now would be a great time!  Just follow this link .

Friday, July 9, 2010

One Blue Fish - Charles Reasoner

Count from one to ten in this vibrant, graphically illustrated title from Charles Reasoner that introduces the first concepts of colors "and" counting!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Don't you just love Patricia Polacco?

Thank you Mr. Falker is one of my all-time favorite books for children.  I've read it a million times, but still always cry at the end.  Now Patricia Polacco has a new book with yet another inspirational message - Junkyard WondersIf you've not read any of Polacco you need to get started today!

When young Trisha finds out her class at the new school is known as "The Junkyard," she is devastated. She moved from her old town so she wouldn't be in a special class anymore! But then she meets her teacher, the quirky and invincible Mrs. Peterson, and her classmates, an oddly brilliant group of students each with his or her own unique talent. And it is here in "The Junkyard" that Trisha learns the true meaning of genius, and that this group of misfits are, in fact, wonders, all of them. Based on a real-life event in Patricia Polacco's childhood, this ode to teachers will inspire all readers to find their inner genius.

Patricia Polacco comes from a family of storytellers, poets, dirt farmers, teachers and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and a writer of children's books. She now lives in Oakland, California with her husband and two children.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

25% Off Sale for Super Shopper Club Members - Wednesday, July 14th

Have you joined our Super Shopper Club?  Next Wednesday is our first Member Only Sale - 25% Off everything in the store that is regularly priced.  Fill out an application today and come in and join!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Miracles, Angels and Life Beyond This World

In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex-and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive.

"I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus," a friend told the stricken dad. 

But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share - events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious - the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself - the unearthly music that sounded just "terrible" to a six-year-old - and, most amazing of all . . . of meeting and talking to Jesus.  

"The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven" is the true story of an ordinary boy's most extraordinary journey. As you see heaven and earth through Alex's eyes, you'll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a father's love.

Monday, July 5, 2010

What did you read during your holiday weekend?

Did you have anytime to read in between the fireworks and the cooking out?  If so, tell us about it.  What did you enjoy reading this past holiday weekend?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Jerry B. Jenkins - The Last Operative

Jordan Kirkwood wants to go quietly into the sunset. His career as an NSA intelligence officer has taken a significant toll. His two adult children are little more than distant acquaintances. His wife has been patient and supportive, but he knows she has deserved better. That was part of the reason they were going to London. He wanted her to see Europe like a tourist. But that was before he was given intelligence information during the recent mission to Germany. The threat is grave-bigger than 9/11. And the risk is compounded by the fact that someone inside the NSA is involved. The most hidden place in Kirkwood's past will have to be unmasked in order to meet the challenges of this mission.

Dr. Jerry B. Jenkins, former vice president for publishing and currently writer-at-large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 150 fiction and nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestsellers SOON and The Rising, the latter belonging to his Left Behind series with Tim LaHaye. He is the owner of Jenkins Entertainment, an award-winning filmmaking company, and of the worldwide Christian Writers Guild, aiming to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers. He and his wife, Dianna, have three grown sons and three grandchildren.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Melody Carlson Journal for Girls - Becoming Me

In the past eight years, Melody Carlson has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults, with sales totaling more than two million. 

A new partnership with Ellie Claire takes her Diary of a Teenage Girl series one step further and personalizes universal teen issues in a Journal format. 

The trusted voice of Caitlin OConnor from the popular series will help young women deal with peer pressure, self-acceptance, relationships with friends and family, and understanding Gods unique plan for their lives. 

"I want to go alongside you as you begin to write about your life - and its my prayer that this journal will be like the key to who you are, that you will begin to find yourself, and that youll ultimately become the person God has designed you to be." ~ Caitlin OConnor