Friday, December 30, 2011

New Stuart Woods - DC Dead

DC Dead - Stuart Woods 
After a shocking loss, Stone Barrington is at loose ends, unsure if he wants to stay in New York and continue his work as a partner at Woodman & Weld. It comes as a welcome relief when he's summoned to Washington, D.C., by President Will Lee. The president has a special operation that calls for Stone's unique skill set, and it's a mission that will reunite him with his former partner in crime, Holly Barker.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Magic Tree House #47 Abraham Lincoln - Fact Tracker now out!

Magic Tree House #47 Fact Tracker - Abraham Lincoln

Did you know that some of the Magic Tree House books have fact trackers that go along with them for a little more in-depth study of the topic studied in the book.

Here is a new one about Abraham Lincoln!

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in "Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!, " they had lots of questions.

What was it like to grow up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln become president? What was his family like? Why did the US fight the Civil War?

Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New WEB Griffing - Covert Warriors

Covert Warriors - WEB Griffin

The thrilling new novel in the #1 "New York Times"- bestselling series.

There's an uneasy and unholy alliance building across the Caribbean. Few in the U.S. government want to believe that a Third World country and its chest-thumping leader could pose a credible threat-but then why are the Chinese helping to train its special forces? Why are the Russians helping to build a nuclear power plant?

Charley Castillo and his men go in to investigate, but they have no idea what they have just gotten themselves into. By the time they finish connecting the dots, they will be on the hit lists of the Kremlin, the Cubans, the Venezuelans, and the drug cartels-and totally out on their own. Whatever happens next, they'll have to do it by themselves.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas is Over - Diet Time!


"The New Atkins for a New You "revolutionized low-carb eating and introduced a whole new approach to the classic Atkins Diet, offering a more flexible and easier-to-maintain lifestyle. But there's one thing people keep asking for: more Atkins-friendly recipes. And that's what "The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook "delivers--it's the first cookbook to reflect the new Atkins program, featuring 32 pages of full-color photographs and 200 original low-carb recipes that are:
QUICK With prep time of 30 minutes or less
SIMPLE Most use 10 or fewer ingredients
ACCESSIBLE Made primarily with ingredients found in supermarkets
DELICIOUS You'll be amazed that low-carb food can be this fresh and tasty!
Atkins is more than just a diet--it's a healthy lifestyle that focuses on weight management from Day 1, ensuring that once you take the weight off, you'll keep it off for good. And "The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook "features recipes with a broad range of carb counts, providing the perfect plan for a lifetime of healthy eating. They include:
POULTRY, MEAT, AND SEAFOOD-- more than 60 innovative ways to prepare these Atkins-friendly staples
VEGETARIAN ENTREES-- such as Spinach-Mushroom Quiche, and even Mustardy Mac 'n' Cheese and Tofu Pad Thai
BREAKFAST OPTIONS-- go beyond scrambled eggs with low-carb versions of muffins, pancakes, scones, granola, and smoothies
DESSERT-- more than 35 decadent, delicious, and totally Atkins-friendly treats, including Pistachio-Chocolate Truffles, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, and four different kinds of cheesecake
SOUPS AND STEWS-- including Thai Coconut-Shrimp Soup, Tomato Bisque, and Green Chile Pork Stew
SALADS WITH THEIR DRESSINGS-- such as Mexican Avocado Salad, Orange and Goat Cheese Salad, and Curried Quinoa with Snow Peas
SANDWICHES AND MORE-- like Mozzarella, Kalamata, and Tomato Panini; Sauteed Onion, Black Olive, and Goat Cheese Pizza; and Chicken Teriyaki Burgers
APPETIZERS AND SNACKS-- from Baba Ghanoush and Avocado Hummus to Summer Rolls
VEGETABLES AND OTHER SIDES-- including more than 30 recipes for all your favorite veggies, from green beans and sweet potatoes to zucchini, plus wild rice and other satisfying grains

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Hours

Merry Christmas!

We will be open from 9:30 am until 6:00 pm on Friday, December 23rd.
We will be open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 24th.
We will be closed on Sunday and Monday, December 25th and 26th.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

What are you looking for during these last 3 days of Christmas shopping?

What are you looking for?  Can't find just the right gift?  We will be glad to help you find the perfect thing for that special person that hasn't been checked off of your list.  We offer free gift wrapping.  There's a convenient back parking lot so you don't have to walk for miles to get to the store!  What can we help you with?  Give us a try!  We aim to please!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Burry Bookstore Gift Certificates

Our gift cards have a new design and we're selling them like hotcakes!

For that last minute gift, purchase a Burry Gift Card in any amount!

It's the perfect fit!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Favorite Christmas Stories - 5 Copies Left - Read it tonight at bedtime to your children!

Need something to read at bedtime tonight?  We  have 5 copies left of Standard's Happy Days Collection of Favorite Christmas Stories.

This colorful collection of favorite Christmas Happy Day stories provides young children and families with hours of enjoyable reading together.  A collection that your family will treasure for years to come!

Away in a Manger
Joey's Christmas Gift
The Story of Christmas
Tina Marie's Best Christmas
The First Christmas
One Tiny Baby
Favorite Christmas Carols

Monday, December 19, 2011

Beautiful Picture book for children of The First Christmas

Stunning illustrations, gatefold flaps with changing pictures - beautiful!

Experience the wonder of the very first Christmas with this magical changing-picture book.

The First Christmas illustrated by Sophy Williams.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Light in the Night at Burry Bookstore

"When you feel scared in the dark or at night,
Squeeze my tummy to light up my light."

Here is how it all began in the words of author Sandy Murphy:

"In only one month my son would become a big brother for the first time. There were plenty of adjustments awaiting him, and leaving his crib to make room for my second child was one of them. It was time to move to the "big" bed.

In truth it was probably harder on me than it was on him (after all, I was pregnant). As I peeked in on his small sleeping frame in that big bed all alone, he looked so small and scared. I felt my eyes well up, and I wished I could give him something that would light up the room and chase away any of his night time fears. Determinedly, I set out to create for him a friend who would do exactly that; and in one sleepless night. A Light in the Night was born.

Since then, A Light in the Night has become a member of the family. Both of our children are now genuinely excited when bedtime rolls around. They know they have a pal waiting for them in the dark, and my husband and I love watching them interact with their bedtime buddy who has brought so much comfort-not to mention joy-to our lives.

It is truly an amazing gift to see first-hand what a mother's heart can give her child(ren). My hope is that every parent or caregiver will experience the wonder I felt by giving their little one(s) a friend who can chase away childhood fears with a magical green glow. I am happy to share A Light in the Night with you and those you love."

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Polar Express - Do You Have the Book?

Don't you need a copy of the Polar Express to read over Christmas break while the kids are out of school?  Pick yours up today at Burry Bookstore.  Join our Super Shopper Club and get a discount on your purchases!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More Patz Fowle Pottery Petz

Patz brought more of her Pottery Petz by yesterday afternoon and we've got a great looking display.  What a cute idea for someone on your Christmas list!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tom Clancy has a new book out - just in time for Christmas

Tom Clancy fans - there is a new book out today starring Jack Ryan
Locked On

Tom Clancy's All-Star lineup is back. Jack Ryan, his son, Jack Jr., John Clark Ding Chavez and the rest of the Campus team are facing their greatest challenge ever.

Jack Ryan, Sr. has made a momentous choice. He's running for President of the United States again and thus giving up a peaceful retirement to help his country in its darkest hour. But he doesn't anticipate the treachery of his opponent, who uses trumped up charges to attack one of Ryan's closest comrades, John Clark.

Now, Clark is in a race against time and must travel the world, staying one step ahead of his adversaries, including a shadowy organization tasked to bring him in, all while trying to find who is behind this.

Meanwhile, Jack Ryan, Jr., Ding Chavez, Dominick Caruso and other members of the Campus-the top secret off-the-books intelligence agency founded by Jack Ryan during his first term in the White House-deal with a question of their own: Why is a Pakistani military officer meeting with Dagestani terrorists? The answer will ultimately lead to a desperate struggle, with nothing short of the fate of the world at stake

Monday, December 12, 2011

Need an inexpensive way to share The Christmas Story?

Beautiful, full-color paintings by Eloise Wilkin and inspirational text by Jane Werner make the birth of Jesus a story to share again and again.

It's only 3.99 and we have a few copies left.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Amazon is at it again.

There is growing news coverage and online activity about Amazon's price-check app that has been created to lure shoppers into local Main Street businesses to browse, but to "reward" them for shopping online. Below you will see the letter that American Bookseller's Association CEO Oren Teicher wrote to Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
An Open Letter to Amazon :

Dear Jeff Bezos,
We’re not shocked, just disappointed.
Despite your company’s recent pledge to be a better corporate citizen and to obey the law and collect sales tax, you created a price-check app that allows shoppers to browse Main Street stores that do collect sales tax, scan a product, ask for expertise, and walk out empty-handed in order to buy on Amazon. We suppose we should be flattered that an online sales behemoth needs a Main Street retail showroom.
Forgive us if we’re not.
We could call your $5 bounty to app-users a cheesy marketing move and leave it at that. In fact, it is the latest in a series of steps to expand your market at the expense of cities and towns nationwide, stripping them of their unique character and the financial wherewithal to pay for essential needs like schools, fire and police departments, and libraries.
But maybe we've misunderstood.
Even though you've spent millions on lobbyists, fired affiliates in seven states, and threatened to shut warehouses to avoid collecting sales tax, maybe you really mean it now when you say you support a level playing field.
It's up to you to show us.
In the meantime, indie retailers remain the heart of countless communities -- offering discovery, energy, support, and unique experiences. See you on Main Street.
Oren Teicher, CEO
American Booksellers Association

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Have a Splendiforous Christmas!

We, along with Fancy Nancy, wish you a Splendiforous Christmas!

Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?

In this merriest of stories from bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Nancy proves once again that a little fancying up can go a long, festive way!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Picture Book Version of Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Now out - a picture book version of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

"Hey! Unto you a child is born!"

Meet the Herdmans--they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Joseph, Mary, the baby Jesus--it's all news to them. So they're convinced that the Wise Men should bring pizza and that the Angel of the Lord is straight out of a comic book. Everyone worries that this year's pageant will be horrible (just like the Herdmans!), but they are sure to make it the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.

Adapted from the beloved novel of the same name, this sparkling picture-book version is perfect for younger children. They will delight in the antics of the terrible Herdmans, who surprise everyone when they capture the true meaning of Christmas.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Elf on the Shelf Has Been Flying Off the Shelf

If you would like to get an Elf on the Shelf you need to call RIGHT NOW and get your name on the list.  We have sold out and have more coming in tomorrow, but most of those are spoken for.  Call 332-2511 to put your name on the reserve list.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Record God's Christmas Promise for your children or grandchildren!

Dayspring has come out with several recordable storybooks. 
We have All Day Long With Jesus, I Love You Head to Toe, Bedtimes Prayers and Promises, and God's Christmas Promise.

Recordable Storybooks from DaySpring feature exclusive voice-capture technology that enables a person to record each page of a book and have it played back over and over as the recipient turns the pages. The recording will not be lost, even when the batteries need to be replaced.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Carolina Clemson Rivalry - new book out!

One of the books we sold out of in less than a week and had to reorder is the new Classic Clashes of the Carolina Clemson Football Rivalry by Travis Haney and Larry Williams.  We have more in now and if you want one, you'd better call right now!

Remember the most hotly contested battles in the history of the Clemson vs. University of South Carolina football rivalry, with firsthand accounts from dozens of players and passionate spectators. It's a rivalry that stretches back more than 100 years and features some of the most compelling moments in college football history. This look back at the most memorable "Big Thursday" moments will thrill Gameocock and Tiger fans alike.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Coker College Merchandise Available

Have you seen our Coker College tshirts, sweatshirts, mugs, afghans, and baseball caps? 
We also have copies of Malcolm Doubles' In Quest of Excellence:  A History of Coker College.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baby Photo Albums and Grandparent Brag Books

Next to our childcare section which contains all kinds of things to help with pregnancy,  naming your baby, caring for your infant, and guiding you through the various stages of your child's life, you'll find some great Baby Photo Albums and Brag Books for Grandparents.

Take a look at the picture below and then come in and see all that we have to offer.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Board Books For Children - Lots of New Titles!

You need to come in and take a look at all the board books we have for young children.  When we rearranged our children's section we expanded these titles and you'll find all kinds of neat things!  See some examples below:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sara Odom Author Meet and Greet - Friday, December 2nd

Friday, December 2nd, from 4:00 until 5:30 pm

Sara Odom signing copies of her new children's book
Absolutely Adorable

Sara Odom is a Hartsville native. Presently she is Professor of Education and the Elementary Education Program Coordinator for the Wiggins School of Education of Coker College. Sara teaches language arts methods classes to teacher candidates and supervises student teachers. Prior to transitioning to higher education full-time, she taught in the public schools of Darlington County School District for twenty-five years.

Sara is married to Phillip, also a Hartsville native, and they have four grown children and eleven grandchildren. The Gram Series is about their eleven grandchildren. Although the books are fictional, their stories are based on real life experiences.

Sara comments, "Burry Bookstore is one of my favorite book signing sites. Burry's represents home, Hartsville, and home is where my heart is! Emily Phillips and the Burry Bookstore staff always make my book signing event special. Thank you, folks! I would also like for our Hartsville family to know that Absolutely Adorable! is about the three children of our son Billy. Many have asked when Dr. Billy's Gram book was published to let you know. Well, this is it! Please come by Burry's and get a copy from our favorite bookstore!"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Explosive Eighteen - Janet Evanovich - Out Today!

Explosive Eighteen - Janet Evanovich
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.

Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she's knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she's flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he's dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.

Only one other person has seen the missing photo--Stephanie Plum. Now she's the target, and she doesn't intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she'll need to watch her back.

Over at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse. The bonds bus serving as Vinnie's temporary HQ goes up in smoke. Stephanie's wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie's apartment. And everyone wants to know "what happened in Hawaii?"
Morelli, Trenton's hottest cop, isn't talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn't talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It's complicated.

The hardcover edition of "Explosive Eighteen" contains a tear-out calendar inside!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Small Businesses Need You - Shop Small, Shop Local

Would you pledge to shop small this Christmas?  American Express is promoting Small Business SaturdayWatch this video that shows how important small businesses are to your community.  But don't just shop small on Saturday, November 26th, shop small all the time? 

Your choice of where you shop today determines the shopping choices you will have tomorrow!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Music is Playing at Burry Bookstore Today!

Christmas Open House - tonight!
Support your local downtown independent businesses by shopping downtown tonight!

We're decorated and prepared - nutty fingers, fudge, cheese straws and punch will soon adorn this table!

Drawing for prizes every 15 minutes.

Karen White - NYT Bestselling Author will be here.

HHS Advanced Choir will be singing - directed by Dr. Jim Beaumier!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hartsville Native Charles Williams, Jr. - Author Meet and Greet Scheduled

Author Meet and Greet with Hartsville native Charles Williams, Jr.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 from 4:00 until 5:30 pm

Charles will be signing copies of his new book
In His Very Steps

Charles Jerry Williams, Jr. was born February 1963 in Hartsville, South Carolina where he eventually worked in his parent’s paint and hardware store, on the family vineyard, and as a stock clerk at a local grocery store. After graduating from The Citadel, The Military Collage of South Carolina, he served as a commissioned officer in United States Navy; he later started a computer consulting business serving Fortune 500 clients, the U.S. Government, and numerous small businesses.

Dr. Williams accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1974. He surrendered to God’s call to full-time vocational ministry in 1991, and served as a Christian educator and pastor in Kentucky and South Carolina for more than 16 years.

In addition to his Bachelor’s of Science from The Citadel, Dr. Williams holds a Masters of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theology Seminary, a Doctorate in Theology from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is a candidate for a Doctor of Education from Walden University.

Dr. Williams’ published works include almost two-dozen journal and magazine articles, and he has contributed to three books.

With the Lord’s help, Dr. Williams has overcome much hardship in his life – both as a child and an adult. Today, he enjoys a life of grace and peace with his wife of 26 years, four children, two hyper-active dogs, and one very loved black cat. The recipient of a bachelors, masters, and two doctoral degrees, Dr. Williams lives in the beautiful “King’s town” of Charleston, South Carolina.

Monday, November 14, 2011

New James Patterson! Kill Alex Cross

Kill Alex Cross - James Patterson

The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark. A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital. As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes--one that may alter the fate of the entire country.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Large Selection of 2012 Calendars - 20% OFF

Check out our 2012 calendars - we have a large selection that are already marked 20% off.  If you're like most people you already need to make note of some appointments for the upcoming year!  Don't miss the best selection by waiting to come in.  Our most popular calendar is our "Foxes" calendar - by far a bestseller year after year.  What do you think?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Open House is One Week From Today!

We are preparing for our Christmas Open House that will be held one week from today.  We will be joining with other downtown businesses next Thursday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 pm to showcase our newly arranged store, our recently upgraded computer system, and our beautiful Christmas displays.

Refreshments will be in abundance, prizes will be given away every 15 minutes, Christmas gift wrap, boxed cards, and individual cards are 50% OFF.  Thanksgiving individual cards are also half off.  We have a large selection of 2012 calendars that are half price too!

Entertainment for the evening will be the Hartsville High School Advanced Chorus directed by Dr. Jim Beaumier.

New York Times Bestselling Author Karen White will be here signing copies of all of her novels while promoting her newest novel The Strangers on Montagu Street which debuted in its first week at #14 on the New York Times Bestseller List!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Children's Bibles, Bible Covers, Devotional Books, and More

When we updated our children's section at the end of the summer one of the areas we expanded was our offering of Bibles, Bible covers, devotional books, and inspirational picture books and board books. 

One of the most popular Bibles for children is the Adventure Bible.  Zondervan has some great looking Bible covers that kids will love.

We also have Bible storybooks that are perfect for snuggling under the covers and having a story and devotion right before bedtime. 

Will you come by and look at our new display?  Let us know what you think. 

If you have any suggestions of books your children or grandchildren have enjoyed we'd like to know about them.  

One of my favorite memories is my dad reading "Little Visits With God" each night to me before bedtime.  What's one of yours?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Nicholas Sparks - Best of Me - Releases 10-11-11

Watch this trailer of Nicholas Sparks' new novel The Best of Me

We have had a number of pre-orders for this book.  If you'd like for us to hold a copy for you please call at 843-332-2511 and we'll be glad to.   

Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen.

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives.

As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: "Can love truly rewrite the past?"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Great new American Girl section

We are extremely excited about our collection of American Girl merchandise.

We have paper dolls, play sets, miniature dolls,
treasure totes, activity books, and of course,
all of the books about the historical characters.

Monday, October 3, 2011

God's Story - Your Story - Max Lucado

Be inspired to see how your day-to-day life story intersects with God's grand, overarching epic of everlasting redemption.

Max Lucado - God's Story Your Story
Carpools and car crashes, job switches and joint custody, moves and motionlessness. Is there a cohesive storyline to the chaos, confusion, and clutter of your daily life? According to well-loved author Max Lucado, the answer is a resounding yes! So what is the text of your life? With his unequaled warmth and honesty, Lucado plumbs the depths of your storyline and comes up smiling. 'Your story indwells God's, ' writes Lucado. 'This is the great promise of the Bible and the hope of this book ... Above and around us God directs a grander saga, written by his hand, orchestrated by his will, unveiled according to his calendar. And you are a part of it ...' Join Max for an unforgettable journey woven with New Testament stories and contemporary examples of God's beautiful story-making skills. The beginning of the narrative is legendary, the middle unfolds with surprises still in store, and the ending of your final earthly chapter ushers in a reunion that almost defies description. It's time to see what your life looks like when God's story becomes your story.