Thursday, June 30, 2011

How are Those Swimming Lessons Going?

Do you have a reluctant swimmer in your household?  I know I did!

Maybe Splat the Cat can encourage your little swimmer to take the plunge!

You might need a copy of Splish Splash Splat!
by Rob Scotton.

Splat does not want to have a playdate with Spike. And he does not want to learn how to swim--water is horrible, scary, and wet! He's sure that this is going to be the worst day ever. But when the rest of their classmates rush straight into the pool, Splat and Spike find that they may have more in common than they thought.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Burry's Makes Hartsville Feel Like Home - Oh We Love To Hear That!

We enjoy hearing comments from our customers about why they like to shop at Burry's.  Here is what Tonya Rainey recently told us:
"I have enjoyed shopping at Burry Book Store since we moved here, from Atlanta, in 2000.  To find such a delightful book shop in the heart of downtown only adds to the charm of Hartsville.  The store staff are always welcoming, friendly and helpful.  Most often the book I am looking for is right on the shelf.  If not, the order process is always simple and quick. The opportunities provided by the author's luncheons and childrens' readings further enrich our community.  For me,  Burry's is part of what makes Hartsville feel like home."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A New James Patterson! Now You See Her

Now You See Her - James Patterson
A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York--including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes. In a story of wrenching suspense, Patterson gives fans his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Local Artists Display Their Works at Burry's

Holly Beaumier and Jim Harrison have their works on display at Burry Bookstore.  Sign up for our email newsletter and receive up to date information about all the happenings at Burry Bookstore! 

Here is a link to our latest newsletter  featuring Holly and Jim's works.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Why do people shop at Burry's?

Mary Ward Baucom is one of our volunteers leading our Tuesday Talk Club for Kids this summer.  She recently told us why she likes to shop at Burry's:

"Shopping at Burry Bookstore is a family tradition for the Baucom Bunch which began when we moved to Hartsville nearly 30 years ago.  We have always been welcomed and greeted by name, even when the children were small, and have been treated as valued customers. My parents, who live in a much larger city, especially love to go to Burry's because they no longer have a local bookstore which offers such personal service.  Not only do we find great reading material there, but a wide variety of other gifts and services. Thanks for the friendly service, up-to-date products, and now the wonderful "Meet the Authors" opportunities!  Ya'll are GREAT!!!"

Tell us why you shop here!  We'd love to hear your story.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jim Harrison Prints and Note Cards

Have you seen our new selection of prints and note cards from the Jim Harrison Gallery?

Jim Harrison loves the South and rural America with a passion. With paintbrush and pen, he does his best to preserve that part of rural America that seems to be slipping away far too quickly. Jim's realistic paintings of landscapes with fields of cotton and old barns, old country stores with Coca-Cola signs, and country roads lined with trees - along with paintings of seascapes, lakes, and rivers - bring back special memories to all that view them. Jim's success is evidenced by more than 35 years as a full-time artist. After viewing his art, you will find yourself begin to slow down and actually take the time to notice our great land. His paintings stir feelings and memories in everyone - from the very young to the very old.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How about a new Tom Clancy for Father's Day?

Out yesterday - Tom Clancy - Against All Enemies

The master of international intrigue and explosive action introduces a new hero for a new era of warfare . . . against a new kind of threat. 

Get ready to meet ex-Navy SEAL Max Moore. 

A terrorist bombing in Pakistan wipes out Max Moore's entire CIA team. As the only survivor, the former Navy SEAL plunges deeper into the treacherous tribal lands to find the terrorist cell, but what he discovers there leads him to a much darker conspiracy in an unexpected part of the globe?the US/Mexico border. 

Here a drug war rages between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels. The landscape is strewn with bodies, innocents and drug dealers alike, but is there an even deadlier enemy lurking in background? Into this deadly brew, Moore leads a group of specially selected agents whose daring actions reveal shocking answers and uncover an unholy plan?a strike against the very heart of America.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

One Summer - David Baldacci - Set in South Carolina!

David Baldacci has a new book out today - One Summer - Set in South Carolina!

It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should have been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie's death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie's childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and he and his children will learn how to become a family once more.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Father's Day is Right Around the Corner!

Father's Day is this Sunday.  We've got some great gift ideas and our Father's Day cards are 50% OFF.  Click on the link above to see our latest newsletter which includes some new releases you might want to wrap up for your special "dad" this Sunday.  

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dorothea Benton Frank's Folly Beach

Out next Tuesday - Folly Beach - by Dorothea Benton Frank

Experience the wild beauty and magic of "New York Times" bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank's Carolina Lowcountry--where the pull of family is as powerful as the ocean tides and love can strike faster than lightning in summer. . . ."Folly Beach

Home is the place that knows us best. . . . 

A woman returns to the past to find her future in this enchanting new tale of loss, acceptance, family, and love. 

With its sandy beaches and bohemian charms, surfers and suits alike consider Folly Beach to be one of South Carolina's most historic and romantic spots. It is also the land of Cate Cooper's childhood, the place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Cate never thought she'd wind up in this tiny cottage named the Porgy House on this breathtakingly lovely strip of coast. But circumstances have changed, thanks to her newly dead husband whose financial--and emotional--bull and mendacity have left Cate homeless, broke, and unmoored.
Yet Folly Beach holds more than just memories. Once upon a time another woman found unexpected bliss and comfort within its welcoming arms. An artist, writer, and colleague of the revered George Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward enjoyed the greatest moments of her life at Folly with her beloved husband, DuBose. And though the Heywards are long gone, their passion and spirit lingers in every mango sunset and gentle ocean breeze. 

And for Cate, Folly, too, holds the promise of unexpected fulfillment when she is forced to look at her life and the zany characters that are her family anew. To her surprise, she will discover that you can go home again. Folly Beach doesn't just hold the girl she once was . . . it also holds the promise of the woman she's always wanted--and is finally ready--to become. 

"Folly Beach," filled with the irresistible charm, saucy wit, and lush atmosphere that have won her the devotion of fans and propelled her books to bestsellerdom, is vintage Dorothea Benton Frank.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Theodore Boone is Back!

Theodore Boone:  The Abduction - John Grisham

Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever.  When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone-who knows April better than anyone-has answers.  As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.
Filled with the page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's trials and triumphs will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Great First Day of Kids Tuesday Talk Clubs

Yesterday was a terrific day at the bookstore as we launched our Tuesday Talk Club programs for children!

From 10 until 10:30 am we had story time for rising 3K through 5K children.  We talked about LOUD NOISES and soft sounds .  
We read the book Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern and we made some pretty LOUD and soft sounds ourselves!  
Next week Karen Walters will be leading this group as they read Hugless Douglass next week.  Make sure you don't miss this fun time for the little ones! 

You can see from the picture what we did with rising 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders from 11:00 until around 12 noon and then with rising 4th and 5th graders from  noon until around 12:45.  Joanne Merck led the younger students as they read about Dolphins, magic, coral reefs and more in Magic Tree House: Dolphins and Daybreak.  The older group began reading Vet Volunteers:  Fight For Life and had a good time sharing stories about pets and learning about vets!

We will be having these groups from now until the end of July, so make sure you bring your kids during the weeks you are in town.  We have a real treat for you with the greatest slate of volunteers.  We give a big thanks to Karen Walters, Laura Tyner, Joanne Merck, Mary Ward Baucom, Becca Benson, and Jada Gore for working with these students this summer!

For more information about the Tuesday Talk Club and the Summer Kids Club (you can earn a Burry Bookstore gift card by turning in your Burry reading log in August) please follow this link and click on the Summer Info navigation button or call 843-332-2511.



Monday, June 6, 2011

Kids Activities for the Summer Begin This Week!

Summer Kids Club

Tuesday Talk Club

Follow the links above for more information!

Our volunteers for these groups are Karen Walters, Laura Tyner, Joanne Merck, Mary Ward Baucom, Becca Benson, and Jada Gore.  What a great lineup!


Friday, June 3, 2011

How Can You Help the Hartsville Soup Kitchen?

Burry Bookstore Supports the Hartsville Soup Kitchen Mission.
Will You?

The Hartsville Soup Kitchen Mission is supported by 18 churches in the Hartsville area. The mission is headed by Wesley UMC and is supported by donations and volunteers that serve lunch Monday through Friday. The Hartsville Soup Kitchen is a charitable, non-profit organization whose mission is to respond to the needs of people in the Hartsville area by providing meals to all those who are hungry.
How Can You Help?
  • Make a financial donation (checks payable to Hartsville Soup Kitchen Mission can be left at the front desk)
  • Donate your change - drop it in our collection box.
  • Volunteer your time to serve at the soup kitchen anytime Monday through Friday (call 843-332-9255 or 843-861-1181).
Shop locally -
YOU will make a difference in YOUR community!
Please call 843-332-2511 for more information.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Do you have a Burry's story to tell?

We love hearing from our customers what it is that keeps them coming back to shop at Burry's.  Do you have a story to tell?  If so, please let us know.  We'd love to hear it!

Here's what Marty Brown had to say:
"We moved to Hartsville a few years ago, and we were quickly drawn in by the beautiful and vibrant downtown area.  How rare, in these days of huge corporations and big box stores, to find a walkable downtown area with shops that have been in operation for several generations.  Burry Bookstore is one of our family favorites, and we have committed to doing all our book and gift shopping there in an effort to keep what we have.  Emily and all the women who work there always greet us and help lead us to what we need, or they let us browse for as long as we want.  Even my extended family makes a stop in Burry Bookstore when they are visiting the grandkids, because the large city where they live has no such treasure!
            I especially love the variety of quality books and toys for children.  We're always proud to give gifts from Burry, because we know they are toys and books of lasting value.  My children can play in the children's area while I browse the shelves, and have done so for long stretches.   For myself, I enjoy the cookbook and gardening sections, where I can find helpful books that are regionally specific.  I always make a stop at the stationery section, as well.  If I know of a book that isn't on the shelves, I've used the online shopping, or requested that the bookstore order something, and I enjoy picking it up right in the store."

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Activities for Children at Burry's

We have a lot of fun things going on this summer for children - rising 3K through 5th grade!

Our Summer Kids Club is $5.00 per child and offers a 20% discount on books purchased during the summer.  If children complete and turn in their Burry Bookstore reading log by August 15, 2011, they will receive a $20 gift card!  See the details of this program at this link.

On Tuesdays in June we have the following activities lined up:

Rising 3K - 5K - Storytime - 10:00 am until 10:30 am

Rising 1st - 3rd Graders - Tuesday Talk Club with Joanne Merck
These two books will be read during the month of June:
Magic Tree House #9 Dolphins at Daybreak
Magic School Bus #5 Twister Trouble
Rising 4th and 5th Graders - Tuesday Talk Club with Joanne Merck
These two books will be read during the month of June:
Vet Volunteers #1 Fight for Life
100 Days and 99 Nights