Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Calendars - 50% OFF

We still have some 2011 wall calendars, daily planners, and desk calendars - all 50% OFF.  

Get ready for the new year because it's right around the corner!  

Can't believe it's the last day of 2010!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Have You Seen the new book about the Jacob Kelley House?

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. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Stakes Have Never Been Higher!

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.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas From Your Friends at Burry Bookstore

We wish all of our friends a wonderful Christmas.  Thank you for your patronage of our store during 2010.  We are grateful for your business!  MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Hustle and Bustle is so Much Fun!

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.   

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Bags and Ribbon - 50% OFF

We've still got a nice selection of different size bags and ribbon for that last minute gift wrapping you need to do.  Come in and take a peek.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Elf on the Shelf Still in Stock

We still have a few Elf on the Shelf after reordering 2-3 times in the last couple of weeks.  If you know someone who's looking for one tell them to give us a call - 332-2511!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Garden

Distant Hours by Kate Morton

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

Friday, December 10, 2010

Have You Ridden By Our Store at Night and Seen Our Beautiful Windows?

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!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dewey the Small Town Library Cat

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.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Book about Bishopville and Lee County

On Friday, December 17, 2010
Burry Bookstore is hosting
an Author Meet and Greet
from 3:00 until 5:00 pm

Rachael Bowman Bradbury
and William P. Baskin, III
will be signing copies of
Bishopville and Lee County

This event is FREE and open to the public

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.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Elf on the Shelf is Flying Off the Shelf!

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!

Monday, December 6, 2010

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE with a Super Shopper Club Membership

25% Off Hardcover Bestsellers - NY Times and Christian
20% OFF Adult Hardcovers
10% OFF Practically Everything Else 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gift Idea - Membership in Burry Bookstore Super Shopper Club

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!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Margaret Baroody signing copies of The Unexpected Visitor Tomorrow

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.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

25% OFF Hardcover Bestsellers, 20% OFF Adult Hardcovers, 10% OFF Practically Everything Else

  • 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?  

See the details online at this link and JOIN TODAY !!!!!