Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shape Up for Spring

"A professional-level guide for anyone who is serious about their physique."

This is the first muscle-building instruction book written by a professional trainer that is tailored to the general reader. Its annotated full-color anatomical illustrations are revolutionary, clearly explaining which muscles are engaged in each exercise, what the exercises are designed to accomplish, and the precise interaction of the adjacent muscles.

"Anatomy of Muscle Building" is organized by body area to reflect the common progression of a well-planned workout. The author also supplies easy-to-follow workout plans suited to all levels of fitness and experience.

The book explains intensity, sets, and repetitions, and recommends duration and frequency of exercise routines. It also covers the key fundamentals of weightlifting and the benefits of free weights and machines. It includes: How to build muscle without gaining fat;  The importance of cardiovascular exercise;  Principles of diet for weightlifters, including the role of protein;  The pros and cons of dietary supplements;  Helpful sidebars on what to look for and what to avoid;  Exercise variations to accommodate individual differences;  Tips on achieving optimum form to achieve optimum results

A visual index helps readers navigate, and a checklist allows readers to track their exercises and progress. Beginners, serious weightlifters, competing athletes, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists and many others will find "Anatomy of Muscle Building" fascinating, instructive and practical.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tell us about your shopping experience!

This is what Louise DeLoach has to say:

            Upon moving to Hartsville thirty-nine years ago, I quickly found Burry Bookstore.  Charlie Burry was always so happy to see his customers and to help them find what they were looking for.  Now, his daughter, Emily, continues to keep Burry's the same happy, friendly store it has always been.  But, she has also kept up with changing times by offering online shopping, luncheons with authors and generally keeping us all up to date.  The entire staff is so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable - my shopping experience is always a pleasure.  Burry's continues to be a Hartsville treasure!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stand Up for Your Independents!

Online only retailers are exploiting a massive tax loophole that puts small brick-and-mortar businesses at a significant disadvantage, leaves individual consumers at risk, and paves the way for new taxes!
Come on, Amazon, just play fair!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Weird Carolinas

Spanish moss reaches out from dark trees on lonely roads, the Great Dismal Swamp shelters unknown beasts and near-beasts, the coastline is marked with thousands of hidden inlets where pirate ships buried treasures and German U-boats prowled. With all this and so much more, is it any wonder that the Carolinas, North and South, are filled with places and people that can only be called weird? And in our book, that’s a compliment. 

Not everything about the Carolinas is strange. Pepsi-Cola was invented here, and it’s where Krispy Kremes first hit it big. Babe Ruth batted his first professional home run in Fayetteville, and the first English baby born in America debuted on Roanoke Island. Unfortunately, she came to a sad end, as did her whole “Lost Colony.” Just one of the many Carolina mysteries you can try your hand at solving.  

To round up the strangeness of these states, Roger Manley, a native son of the South and a man with a keen eye for the offbeat, jumped into his Weirdmobile and scoured the two Carolinas. Follow him now on your own ride into the unknown. Listen for the eerie sounds that come from the bottomless pits of Magnolia. Search for hidden emeralds in Hiddenite, North Carolina. Roll out the welcome wagon for some extraterrestrials at the UFO Welcome Center in Bowman, but watch out for parts of a hidden H-bomb lurking somewhere beneath the surface in Wayne County. Sneak up on Monkey Island, where the humans are in cages and the monkeys run free! Catch the chain-saw art in Bynum, but don’t get caught by the devil on his Tramping Grounds in either Carolina! Ride a horse and chow down some vittles at a bona fide Old West town in Iredell County. Or take in Oyotunji, an authentic African village, except that it’s in Sheldon, South Carolina. And don’t forget to stop by and say hello to Darrel the Donut, U.N.C.–Greensboro’s library mascot. 

The latest entry in the best-selling Weird U.S. series, Weird Carolinas is packed with all the things other guidebooks don’t tell you. So begin your own weird journey now. We promise it’s a journey you’ll never forget.   

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Llama Llama Mama Doll

This 13.5 inch Lllama Llama Doll is the ideal bedtime companion. Soft and warm, the llama knows just how you feel!  

Retail Price $18.00
Super Shopper Club Member Price $16.20

Don't miss the Llama Llama books -
Llama Llama Misses Mama
Llama Llama Mad at Mama
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Monday, March 21, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Two Great Books About Heaven

Heaven is For Real - Todd Burpo

Todd Burpo tells the true story of his four-year-old son Colton, who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. The disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and there is a coming last battle.

Getting to Heaven - Don Piper

Since publishing his inspirational bestseller in 2004, Don Piper has traveled the world spreading his message of faith-certain faith-in the promise of Heaven. In Heaven is Real, Piper shared how life's trials can be turned into spiritual lessons, when we are open to the certainty of God's grace and love.

Now, in his first new book in four years, Getting to Heaven, Piper draws on his own firsthand experiences with the joys of Heaven-as well as the lessons found in the Gospel-to offer a set of "departing instructions," helping readers face the inevitable battles ahead, prepare for eternal life, and, starting today, live a happy, fulfilling, purposeful life on Earth while preparing for the glories of Heaven.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Need a Sketchbook?

Large Kivar Black Sketchbook

Sketchbook with Sewn Binding, Kivar Cover, Black 

Retail Price $11.99

Super Shopper Club Member Price $10.79

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What Every South Carolinian Needs

South Carolina: A History -
Walter Edgar

In the first comprehensive history of South Carolina published in nearly fifty years, Walter Edgar presents a sweeping narrative of a state with an illustrious, sometimes infamous, past. He describes in very human terms 475 years of recorded history in the Palmetto State, including the experiences of all South Carolinians - rich and poor; male and female; those with roots in Africa and in Europe as well as Native Americans. In an eminently readable presentation, Edgar uses letters, diaries, and other writings to let voices from the past take part in telling the state's fascinating story. 

Retail Price $65.00
Super Shopper Club Member Price $52.00

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wipe Clean Flashcards

Learn to Write Your Letters Flashcards

For ages 3 and up -- High-quality, durable, wipe-clean cards -- Three colored wipe-clean pens and cloth -- Stickers.

Retail Price - $9.95
Super Shopper Club Member Price - $8.96

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Advice from Suze Orman

The Money Class:  Learn to Create Your New American Dream

What does it take to create your New American Dream? Suze Orman, the woman millions of Americans have turned to for financial advice, says it's time for a serious reconsideration of the American Dream--what promise it still holds, what aspects are in need of revision, and how it must be refashioned to fit our lives so that we can once again have faith that our hard work will pay off and that a secure and hopeful future is within our reach. In nine electrifying chapters, 

Orman delivers a master class on personal finance for this pivotal moment in time. She addresses every aspect of the American Dream--home, family, career, retirement. She teaches us that in order to create lasting security we must learn to stand in our truth. We must recognize, embrace, and be honest about what is real for us today and allow that understanding to inform the choices we make. The New American Dream is not the things we accumulate, says Orman, but the confidence that comes from knowing that which we've worked so hard for cannot be taken away from us. 

Orman teaches us how to take control over our present--right here, right now--in order to build the future of our dreams. Whether navigating the complicated mix of money and family, offering the most comprehensive retirement resource available today, or delivering a bracing dose of reality when it comes to recalibrating our expectations and our goals, 

Orman educates us with her signature no-nonsense approach and laser-like clarity. She empowers us to live a life of integrity and honesty that will create an enduring legacy for future generations--a New American Dream that lies in truth, security, financial freedom, and peace of mind.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tell Us Why You Like to Shop at Burry's!

Here is what Dee Pennington had to say:

"A trip to Burry's to shop for books is always a special treat. I just love the Southern fiction section and always find a new title or author to enjoy.  Burry Bookstore is also the place I shop when buying books for school.  Even if they have to order a book... there is never a problem finding a title I need, and it only takes a few days to arrive.  It is a pleasure to shop at Burry Bookstore... the ladies in the front are always willing to help and provide great service - always with a smile!"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Flex Neck Reading Light - Goes Anywhere! (Anywhere?)

The Flex Neck Reading light goes anywhere and clips to anything! 

A most versatile light, the flexible, metal gooseneck points two bright LEDs wherever you need the light most. 

The Flex Neck Reading Light is just the thing for readers, travelers and students. 

Retail Price - $9.99
Super Shopper Club Member Price - $8.99

Monday, March 7, 2011

Events and Special Offers at Burry's

Here is a link to our latest newsletter featuring two upcoming author events and 25% OFF of some great forthcoming titles.  Check it out - and sign up today if you're not receiving our newsletters!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Reflections of South Carolina - Robert C. Clark

Reflections of South Carolina -
Robert C. Clark

- A pictorial display of South Carolina's most extravagant beauty. Two hundred color photographs record South Carolina's people, places, architecture and terrain, flora and fauna, past and progress. 

Retail Price $39.95
Super Shopper Club Member Price $31.96

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Do You Know a Little Girl Who Wants to be a Teacher One Day?

Doll School For Girls Who Love to Teach

Turn girls into terrific teachers! Using the tools in this kit, girls will be able to give their dolls an "A+" education. Activities range from planning lessons and grading tests to tracking attendance and rewarding students. Includes a chalkboard, world map, report cards, library books, flashcards, hall passes, and lots more doll-sized supplies for the classroom. 

Retail Price $17.95
Super Shopper Club Member Price $16.16

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Jodi Picoult's Newest Novel

For all of you Jodi Picoult fans - the wait is over.  Sing You Home was released yesterday!

"Every life has a soundtrack. "All you have to do is listen. 

Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter's life. There's the melody that reminds her of the summer she spent rubbing baby oil on her stomach in pursuit of the perfect tan. A dance beat that makes her think of using a fake ID to slip into a nightclub. A dirge that marked the years she spent trying to get pregnant. 

For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love. 

In the aftermath of a series of personal tragedies, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. When an unexpected friendship slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people--even those she loves and trusts most--don't want that to happen. 

Sing You Home is about identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. It's about people wanting to do the right thing for the greater good, even as they work to fulfill their own personal desires and dreams. And it's about what happens when the outside world brutally calls into question the very thing closest to our hearts: family.

Music by Ellen Wilber
Lyrics by Jodi Picoult
All songs performed by Ellen Wilber

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kids and Their Moms Have Great Things to Say About Burry's!

What's one of the busiest sections in our store?  The Childrens Area!  Not only do our youngest customers enjoy coming in and looking at books, they have a fun time at our play tables while mom and dad are browsing.

Here's what Lori Urbaniak-Griggs and her children think:

"My children and I love shopping at Burry Book Store. My son once said, "the people there are so nice and helpful...you just can't find that service everywhere!" I have to agree with him. The employees are always willing to help us find what we're looking for and we never go away empty handed!"