Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Local Artwork from Holly Beaumier

Next time you are in notice the playfully painted ceramic artwork on display in the front of the store.  That work was created by local artist Holly Beaumier.  Thanks to a unique partnership between Beaumier and Burry Bookstore, those ceramics items that make great gifts and home d├ęcor will be for sale through the end of the year.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Everybody Loves Sandra Boynton

Happy Hippo Angry Duck - Sandra Boynton




(Can you sadly say "CLUCK CLUCK"?)" 

Bestselling author Sandra Boynton is back in this all-new board book about moods. Boynton's clever animals exemplify a wide range of emotions in this hilarious story about different feelings.

Young readers are sure to giggle as interactive text asks them if they are "grumpy as a moose or excited as a dog?" Maybe they're "worried as a rabbit or contented as a frog?" 

This new Boynton board book covers the first concept of moods with her charming, trademark sense of humor.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Drive for 3 Schools Destroyed by Tornadoes in Hackleburg, Alabama

Denise Oliver is coordinating a book drive to help students and teachers in Hackleburg, Alabama.  Books are being collected after deadly tornadoes destroyed most of the town, including the three schools - elementary, middle and high school.  Donations of books purchased at Burry's and gently used books are being collected.  See our collection box at the front desk.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule a donation to be picked up, please contact Denise Oliver at DEOliver@SHTC.NET or 843-680-7083.  All donations will be delivered in early July.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gamecock Glory Author May 31st!

One week from today Travis Haney, sports writer and author, will be here sharing his new book Gamecock Glory.  

Are you ready to start on your summer reading.  We have lists from area schools and most books are already on hand.  Come in today and get started!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Need an idea for a birthday party or sleepover?

Princess Matching Game

The princesses from Twelve Dancing Princesses are on glorious display in this fun memory game based on Brigette Barrager's beautiful new book. This classic matching game includes 72 cards featuring the princesses, their friends, flowers, a castle, and more. Children will revel in this irresistible royal world while building memory and concentration skills.

We have the Sports Matching Game for boys!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Need an Idea for Graduation?

We have some great gift ideas for graduation.  Visit this link.

Remember that you can get Burry Bookstore gift cards in any amount.  

Maybe you just need a card to tuck some money in. 

All of our greeting cards are 50% OFF everyday - including Graduation cards!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Winner of the South Carolina First Novel Prize

Mercy Creek by Matt Matthews

Matthews, a pastor in South Carolina, debuts with an enticing full-blown whodunit that succeeds without the usual big twist ending. 

Sixteen-year-old Isaac Lawson's summer job at the local hardware store in his sleepy Southern hometown of Rooksville, Va., is leaving him feeling isolated from his baseball-playing friends and gone-for-the-summer girlfriend. So Isaac concentrates on winning the reward being offered to whoever can catch the vandal flooding and painting flames on the wall of the town's retirees' homes while they're away. 

There are no signs of forced entry, and when Isaac discovers a stash of copied keys at the hardware store he's sure that he's is on the right track. 

But Isaac's sleuthing takes a captivating turn when he finds out that Rooksville has a history with the Klan, and that many of the vandal's targets were volunteer firefighters as young men. The mystery, paired with Isaac's struggle to come to terms with the recent death of his mother and his father's new dating life, is a first-rate effort displaying skill, sensitivity, and grace.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Need something to do this weekend?

Off the Beaten Path:  South Carolina

Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, let "South Carolina Off the Beaten Path" show you the Palmetto State you never knew existed. Explore the wildlife refuge at Hobcaw Barony for an in-depth look at everything from butterflies to oysters. Hop a steam engine train for an autumn excursion into the mountains of Fairfield County. Or test your mettle with a white-water rafting adventure on the Chattooga River. So if you've "been there, done that" one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Why do you shop at certain places?

Have you ever thought about why you shop at certain places?  We'd sure like to know why you shop at Burry's so we can keep on keeping on!
Here's why Jim and Pam Cox shop at Burry's:

"Warm atmosphere, friendly faces, excellent service make shopping at Burry a treasure we want to keep.  We can't imagine our town without this pleasant and enjoyable experience.  Burry has become a part of our family - like an old friend whose friendship you value more every year!!"   

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pat Conroy fans - ever wonder what he likes to read?

My Reading Life - Pat Conroy

Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life.

Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is a voracious reader. Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life-long companion, reading has been Conroy's portal to the world, both to the farthest corners of the globe and to the deepest chambers of the human soul. His interests range widely, from Milton to Tolkien, Philip Roth to Thucydides, encompassing poetry, history, philosophy, and any mesmerizing tale of his native South. 

He has for years kept notebooks in which he records words and expressions, over time creating a vast reservoir of playful turns of phrase, dazzling flashes of description, and snippets of delightful sound, all just for his love of language.

But for Conroy reading is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity.

In "My Reading Life," Conroy revisits a life of reading through an array of wonderful and often surprising anecdotes: sharing the pleasures of the local library's vast cache with his mother when he was a boy, recounting his decades-long relationship with the English teacher who pointed him onto the path of letters, and describing a profoundly influential period he spent in Paris, as well as reflecting on other pivotal people, places, and experiences. His story is a moving and personal one, girded by wisdom and an undeniable honesty. Anyone who not only enjoys the pleasures of reading but also believes in the power of books to shape a life will find here the greatest defense of that credo.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Want to Look and Feel 20 Years Younger?

20 Years Younger - Bob Greene

It's time to turn back the clock! In 20 YEARS YOUNGER, Bob Greene offers readers a practical, science-based plan for looking and feeling their best as they age. The cutting-edge program details easy and effective steps we can all take to rebuild the foundation of youth and enjoy better health, improved energy, and a positive outlook on life. 

The four cornerstones of the program are: an exercise regimen for fighting muscle and bone loss, a longevity-focused diet, sleep rejuvenation, and wrinkle-fighting skin care. 

Woven throughout the text is practical advice on changing appearances, controlling stress, staying mentally sharp, navigating medical tests, and much more. 

Readers will walk away with a greater understanding of how the body ages and what they can do to feel-and look-20 years younger.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mary Alice Monroe - One Week From Today - Get Your Ticket NOW!

Mary Alice Monroe Author Luncheon
Thursday, May 12th
12 noon until 2:00 pm

Tickets - $40
Include a copy of her new book
Butterfly's Daughter,
lunch catered by Bizzell's,
and the opportunity to hear Mary Alice
speak, read and have her personalize
your books!

Register or find more information at this link.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Potato Chip Science!

Potato Chip Science !

Snack on science! Make a science of snacks! 

"Potato Chip Science" is the book and kit that's an irresistible introduction to science for 8- to 12-year-olds. 

Here are 29 incredible experiments - plus one edible project - that use potato chips, potatoes, potato chip bags, tubes, and lids. 

Included in the bag are a 96-page two-color book and a dozen items that kids can use for the following "snacktivities":
Bag Blaster - Bird Feeder - Chipmobile - Chip Analyzer - Chip-Ship Challenge - Chip-Tube Gobbler - "Color" Wheel - Compass - Composter - Confetti Can-non - CSI Detective Kit - Dancing Chips - Electric Wave - Flipper - Hydrofoil - Kissing Tubes - Kite - Mini Extermi-tater - Potato Bender - Potato Chip Crunchies - Potato Battery - Saucer Tosser - Shrunken (Potato) Head - Signal Mirror - Sound Spinner - Spud Crud - Spuddy Buddy - Walkie-Talkie - Windmill
Product Features:
- 96-page book providing step-by-step instructions
- Bag that can be turned into a kite, compass, or "hydofoil"
- Digital sound chip that plays "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" . . . powered by a potato! (spud not included)
- 6-inch propulsion pipe that launches spud pellets 50 feet!
- Biodegradable starch base (makes a great Chipmobile chassis!)
- 6 optical stickers
- 6 chip lids (the wheels of the Chipmobile!)
- Spud-powered digital clock (once again, potato not included)
- 4 zinc and copper electrodes
- Googly eyes (Yeah!)
- Wire connectors
- Eco-friendly starch knife (to carve the Spuddy Buddy and Shrunken Potato Head)
- Packing "chips" (used as ammunition for the Confetti Can-non!)

Potato Chip Science" received the Gold Medal from The National Parenting Publication Awards, and a Gold "Brain Child" Medal from Tillywig.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Burry Bookstore Supports Relay for Life - Will You?

Burry Bookstore Supports Relay for Life.
Will You?
On May 21st and 22nd,
teams of people will camp out
at Byerly Park and take turns
walking or running around the track.
Each team will have a representative on the track
at all times during the event.

Because cancer never sleeps, Relay for Life
is an overnight event up to 24 hours in length.
How Can You Help?
  • Make a financial donation (checks payable to the American Cancer Society can be left at the front desk)
  • Donate your change - drop it in our collection box.
  • Shop at Burry's anytime during the month of April, drop your receipt in our collection box, and Burry's will donate a portion of your purchase to the American Cancer Society.
Shop locally - YOU will make a difference in YOUR community!
Please call 843-332-2511 for more information. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Events and Special Offers


There is a lot going on at Burry Bookstore during the month of May.  Click on the link above to see our latest newsletter - two author events and 9 titles that you can save 25% on if you pre-order by 5-31-11.

Don't miss out!