Monday, August 30, 2010

Guess What I Just Finished Reading?

I just finished Cassandra King's Making Waves .  Ms. King will be in Hartsville a week from Thursday.  Have you bought your ticket yet?  

Register online for Cassandra King luncheon

If you can't come to the luncheon she will be speaking in Watson Theater on the Coker College campus at 7 pm Thursday evening, Sept. 9th.  The Coker College event is free and open to the public.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Audrey Wood's Napping House - now in a padded board book format

Now one of our bestselling books for children comes in a padded board book format, just right for the littlest reader you know.  Who wouldn't get a kick out of the peaceful rest of granny, child, dog, cat and mouse being disturbed by a tiny little flea who turns their "napping house" upside down?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A New Adventure with Gary Paulsen - Masters of Disaster

If you or your kids haven't met Gary Paulsen it's time you did!  This award winning author escaped an unfortunate family life at the age of 14 when he ran away from home and joined a traveling carnival.  Before that time a librarian had shown an interest in the young boy, introduced him to reading, and gotten him hooked.  Who knew he would become a famous author?

Masters of Disaster - his latest adventure - was released this week. 

Visit Gary's website here and listen to an interview with this master storyteller.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Have you seen our 22 oz. Burry Bookstore steins?

We have new Burry Bookstore 22 oz. steins for sale.  At the front desk you'll see some of these on display.  We have filled some with candy - we have a selection of peppermint filled, chocolate filled, or "fruity" filled cups wrapped in plastic - perfect for a little remembrance for somebody special!  Candy filled cups are $5.00, single cups are $3.00.  Add a Burry Bookstore gift card and you've just made someone's day!  What do you think?


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kathy Reichs - Listen to this great interview!

Kathy Reichs - Spider Bones - released today!

Reichs' first novel Deja Dead hit the New York Times Bestseller list and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel.  She is the producer of Fox television's "Bones"Spider Bones is her 13th novel.

Hear an interview with Reichs at this link

Tempe Brennan is back. . . 

John Lowery was declared dead in 1968--the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada? 

Tempe sets off for the answer, exhuming Lowery's grave in North Carolina and taking the remains to Hawaii for reanalysis--to the headquarters of JPAC, the U.S. military's Joint POW/ MIA Accounting Command, which strives to recover Americans who have died in past conflicts. In Hawaii, Tempe is joined by her colleague and ex-lover Detective Andrew Ryan (how "ex" is he?) and by her daughter, who is recovering from her own tragic loss. Soon another set of remains is located, with Lowery's dog tags tangled among them. Three bodies--all identified as Lowery. 

And then Tempe is contacted by Hadley Perry, Honolulu's flamboyant medical examiner, who needs help identifying the remains of an adolescent boy found offshore. Was he the victim of a shark attack? Or something much more sinister?

Friday, August 20, 2010

Are you Ready for Some Football?

We're looking forward to another great day here at Burry Bookstore.  Thanks customers - this has been a very busy week!  We're selling lots of books to students in the afternoon who have to get some reading done for their English classes.  As we posted yesterday - we're selling a good many foreign language dictionaries too!  Stop by and see us before you go out to Kelleytown Stadium tonight to see the Red Foxes play - or wherever you may be headed this evening.

Go Foxes!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Need a Foreign Language Dictionary?

Now that school has started back do you have any students in your home taking a foreign language?  We have been selling a lot of English-Spanish/Spanish-English dictionaries during the last few days.  Come by and check out our selection of English dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries (French, German, Italian, Japanese, etc.).  Do you need a thesaurus?  How about a children's dictionary?  Stop by and we'll point you in the right direction! 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What do you like best about James Patterson's Books?

James Patterson's Postcard Killers - released today!

After his daughter and her boyfriend are murdered in Rome, NYPD detective Jacob Kanon heads to Europe where other young couples have been found dead in various cities. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim. Now Kanon teams up with a Swedish reporter who has just received a postcard in Stockholm--and they think they know where the next victims will be.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Coker College and Gov School Students - Welcome to Hartsville!

We had a great night last night as we participated in Coker College's Destination Downtown.  We met a lot of students, made new friends, and look forward to getting to know Coker students and Gov School students even better.  

We're excited to now be carrying some Coker College apparel in the store.  Stop by and see our t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, quilts, stationery and other select Coker College items.  

Good luck to all students who are returning to the classroom! 

Monday, August 16, 2010


Batt Humphreys, our guest author at our next author luncheon on Thursday, has been awarded the Palmetto Book Award for his novel Dead Weight.

Buy a ticket today so you can hear him speak, have him sign your book, and enjoy a delicious meal provided by Bizzell's.

Register at this link.

Batt Humphreys is the 2010 recipient of the Palmetto Book Award bestowed by the South Carolina Center for the Book for excellence in writing.  This is the fifth award debut novelist Batt Humphreys has received for his book “Dead Weight,” a true story of a murder, trial and hurricane in Charleston at the turn of the 20th century.

Dead Weight has earned significant critical acclaim garnering the IPPY gold medal for best true crime novel in 2010 from the Independent Publisher Awards; first place Benjamin Franklin Award for best work of historic fiction; and a top medal from Foreword Magazine for best historic fiction. “Dead Weight” is also a finalist for best book of fiction by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.

Dead Weight was read in its entirety on National Public Radio this spring. Radio Reader host Dick Estell calls it “a stunning, tragic story.” Novelist Ron Rash says “Batt Humphreys brings both a reporter's gift for research and a novelist's imagination to his vivid recreation of 1910 Charleston.”

Humphreys, a former senior producer for the CBS News, will be honored at an awards ceremony on Sept. 8 in Columbia.

The South Carolina Center for the Book is the South Carolina affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and is a cooperative project of the of South Carolina State Library, the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, and The Humanities Council. Past winners include Mary Alice Monroe and Dr. Walter Edgar. The South Carolina State Library is a national model for innovation, collaboration, leadership and effectiveness. It is the keystone in South Carolina's intellectual landscape.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Badge of Honor Fans Where Are You?

For all of you Badge of Honor fans out there, WEB Griffin's 10th police thriller in his Badge of Honor series has been released - Vigilantes

There's a sudden spike in murders in Philadelphia, but no one seems to mind much because the victims all seem to be lowlifes. The more Homicide Sergeant Matthew Payne investigates, however, the more he gets a bad feeling-one that only gets worse when vigilante groups spring up claiming credit for some of the hits, even though Payne knows it can't be true. As the targets get bigger and events start moving out of control, Payne realizes that if he and his colleagues can't figure out who's behind this very soon, the violence could overtake them all.  Filled with authentic color and detail, this is a riveting novel of the men and women who put their lives on the line-storytelling at its absolute best.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

We have more tickets available for the Batt Humphreys author luncheon

On Thursday, August 19, 2010
Burry Bookstore and Black Creek Arts Council
are co-hosting an author luncheon
from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm
with Author Batt Humphreys

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Discounts, discounts, discounts! via @constantcontact

Discounts, discounts, discounts! via @constantcontact

Robin Cook - what's your favorite?

Dr. Robin Cook, a graduate of Columbia Medical School, finished his postgraduate medical training at Harvard. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Abduction, Vector, Fever, Shock, and Contagion

Now out - Cure !   

With her son's illness in remission, New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery returns to work to face the case of her career: the mysterious death of a CIA agent. While her coworkers doubt her assassination theory, Laurie's determination wins over her husband, fellow medical examiner Jack Stapleton, and together they race to connect the dots before they are consumed in a dangerous game of biotech espionage.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Clay Rice is Amazing!

It's amazing to watch Clay Rice and see what flows from the turn of his hand, the clip of his scissors, and the extraordinary way he produces his art.  If you haven't seen him, you've missed out on a unique and gifted artist.  We still have a few appointments today if you'd like to call - 843-332-2511.     Clay Rice Video


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Janet Evanovich - Graphic Novel!

Janet Evanovich, the New York Times #1 best-selling author of Finger Lickin' Fifteen, brings Alexandra Barnaby and Sam Hooker, from the hit Barnaby novels Metro Girl and Motor Mouth, to Dark Horse Comics with her debut graphic novel - Troublemaker! 

Alex Barnaby and Sam Hooker are back together and fighting crime the only way they know how - by leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder. Alex, an auto mechanic and spotter for racecar driver Sam Hooker, is drawn to trouble like a giant palmetto bug to a day-old taco. Unfortunately, she's also drawn to Hooker in the same fashion. There's no steering clear of trouble or Hooker when friends Rosa and Felicia call for help. A man has gone missing, and in order to find him Barnaby and Hooker will have to go deep into the underbelly of Miami and south Florida, surviving Petro Voodoo, explosions, gift- wrapped body parts, a deadly swamp chase, and Hooker's mom.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What is one to do? Fiance is Gone and Future Mother-In-Law is a Notorious Criminal!

What do you do when your fiance disappears and you find out your future mother-in-law is a notorious criminal?

Find out in Jude Deveraux's new novel Scarlet Nights.

Engaged to the charming and seductive Greg Anders, Sara Shaw is happily anticipating her wedding in Edilean, Virginia. The date has been set, the flowers ordered, even her heirloom dress is ready. But just three weeks before the wedding, Greg gets a telephone call during the night and leaves without explanation. Two days later, a man climbs up through a trapdoor in the floor of Sara's apartment, claiming that he is the brother of her best friend and that he's moving in. While Mike Newland is indeed telling the truth about his identity, his reason for being there reaches far deeper. He's an undercover detective, and his assignment is to use Sara to track down a woman who is one of the most notorious criminals in the United States--and also happens to be the mother of the man Sara plans to marry. 

Mike thinks the job will be easy--if he can figure out how to make a "good" girl like Sara trust him, that is. But Mike has no idea what this mission has in store for him. He's worked hard to keep private his connections to Edilean, which date back to his grandmother's time there in 1941. But as Mike and Sara get to know each other, he can't help but share secrets about himself that he's told no one else. And in return, Sara opens up to Mike about things she could never reveal to Greg. As the pair work together to solve two mysteries, their growing love begins to heal each of them in ways they never could have imagined.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Are you familiar with author Nevada Barr?

Nevada Barr is the award-winning author of thirteen previous Anna Pigeon mysteries, including the New York Times bestsellers Hard Truth and High Country. She lives in New Orleans. 

Her latest novel Burn is released today.

As she recovers from the trauma of the past couple of months, National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon visits an old friend in New Orleans. She's not in town long when she crosses paths with a creepy guy who apparently attempts to put a curse on her, and she begins to slowly find traces of very dark doings in the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans

Monday, August 2, 2010

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?

Brown Bear now comes in an interactive board book with 10 sliders that reveal hidden animals.  What's your favorite animal?  Bet you'll find it in here.  As each page is turned a new animal and new color is revealed.

Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers. 

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden KUnste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York. 

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration. 

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.