Tuesday, November 30, 2010

James Patterson - Just in Time for Christmas

For all of you James Patterson fans Cross Fire has just been released in time to add it to your Christmas list.

See it along with lots of other great gift ideas in our holiday catalog 

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.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Carolina Christmas - Archibald Rutledge

Carolina Christmas - Archibald Rutledge 

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.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Day - Time to Make Memories

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?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Who is having Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly for Thanksgiving?

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.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Open House was FABULOUS - Karen White this afternoon

Oh, wow, last night was one of the best Open House turnouts we've ever had!  Thank you, customers, for coming out and supporting your local businesses.

Karen White will be here this afternoon signing copies of her novels.  We'll be in the public meeting room of the Hartsville Library.  Hope to see you there!  

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Open House - Starts Tonight at 6 pm

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!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Open House and NYT Bestselling Author Karen White

Thursday and Friday will be busy days at Burry Bookstore.  Tomorrow night from 6-9 we have Christmas Open House.  

Friday afternoon from 3:30 - 5:00 we will be hosting New York Times Bestselling author Karen White.  Follow this link for more details.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Open House - Thursday Night

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!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Open House, Bond Nickles and Karen White via #constantcontact

Big week at Burry Bookstore - Christmas Open House, Bond Nickles Author Event, New York Times Bestselling Author Karen White.

Don't miss it! We're ready for you - see all of that Christmas Gift Wrap?  It's half price! Click below for more info or to sign up for our email newsletter.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Boxed Cards - 50% OFF

Christmas Open House Next Thursday, November 18th from 6-9 pm.

Boxed Christmas Cards - 50% OFF

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you Veterans. We are grateful for our freedom and your sacrifices.

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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Open House - One Week From Tomorrow!

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.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tarheel Fans - We've got something for you!

Find this and more in our holiday catalog!

Carolina Basketball:  A Century of Excellence

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.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Here's something for you history buffs

Bloody Crimes:  The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse by James Swanson 

One of many great titles in our Holiday Catalog!

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.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ahhhhhhhhh. . . .the rain!

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.

You'll find this title in our holiday catalog!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Children's book message - Every Mistake is a Chance to Make Something Beautiful

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.  

Nice thought for us adults to keep in mind : )   

Monday, November 1, 2010

Need a gift idea for a teen reader?

Here is a link to our holiday catalog which has great gift ideas for all ages!
Call us at 843-332-2511 or email us at burrybooks@msn.com to reserve any of our catalog titles.

For the teen readers on your gift list here are some ideas:

Bartimaeus:  The Ring of Solomon by 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.