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!