Friday, March 30, 2012

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways. . . .

Why I Love You Journal

With prompts and questions, places for photos and notes, this guided journal helps you express on paper how well you and your partner go together. Designed to be filled out by one partner and given to the other, or to be explored as a couple, Why I Love You offers up insight and fun as you write your own love story, in your own words. 96 lined pages. 6" wide x 8" high.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Zero is a Hero!

"Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada." That's what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn't add anything in addition. He's of no use in division. And don't even ask what he does in multiplication. (Hint: "Poof!") But Zero knows he's worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012


Londoners:  The Days and Nights of London Now - As Told By Those Who Love It, Hate It, and Long For It

In the grand style of Studs Terkel and Dave Isay, an epic oral portrait of today's London that is as rich and lively as the city itself.
Five years in the making, "Londoners" is a fresh and compulsively readable view of one of the world's most fascinating cities--a vibrant narrative portrait of the London of our own time, featuring unforgettable stories told by the real people who make the city hum.

Acclaimed writer and editor Craig Taylor has spent years traversing every corner of the city, getting to know the most interesting Londoners, including the voice of the London Underground, a West End rickshaw driver, an East End nightclub doorperson, a mounted soldier of the Queen's Life Guard at Buckingham Palace, and a couple who fell in love at the Tower of London--and now live there.

With candor and humor, this diverse cast--rich and poor, old and young, native and immigrant, men and women (and even a Sarah who used to be a George)--shares indelible tales that capture the city as never before.

Together, these voices paint a vivid, epic, and wholly original portrait of twenty-first-century London in all its breadth, from Notting Hill to Brixton, from Piccadilly Circus to Canary Wharf, from an airliner flying into London Heathrow Airport to Big Ben and Tower Bridge, and down to the deepest tunnels of the London Underground.

"Londoners" is the autobiography of one of the world's greatest cities.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Barney Tales is here!

Here is the real Barney.

He and his owner, Wayne S. Wallace, will be
signing copies of
Barney Tales
on Friday, April 13th, from 4:00 until 5:30 pm.

Come join them for story time, cookies, and other fun stuff!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Who Wants to go to Rome?

National Geographic has a new "Best of the City" Walking Guide to Rome

See the best of Rome with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, "Walking Rome "is divided into the following sections:

The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond.

The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods--from Rome's ancient heart to Laterano to Piazza di Spagna to Trastevere.

Travel Essentials: provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.

Each itinerary includes the following features: Distinctly Rome: Explore the city through 2-page features that showcase the quintessential aspects of the city, such as Renaissance Architecture, the popes through history, and Roman baths. Here you'll get intriguing background information to help you understand why this city is one of the world's greatest.
Best of: Specific thematic groupings of sights are described, such as coffee and cafes, street markets, and gelato shops.

In-depth: These spreads take a deep dive into a major museum or other sight--the Colosseum, Palazzo Barberini, and Galleria Borghese, for example--providing step-by-step guidance on what to see and how to plan your visit.

Sidebars throughout give you the low down on shopping, eating, and going out on the town, and offer insider tips and interesting asides.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Follow Us on Pinterest

We're having a lot of fun with Pinterest.  Started some boards yesterday.   Our most popular so far seems to be Staff Recommendations.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring is Here!

And Then It's Spring - Julie Fogliano

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way. Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Paper Butterfly Ornaments

These paper butterfly ornaments from Ganz add a spring touch to any room - hang them in a window, from a ceiling fan, or some other creative way. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ornate Floral Bookmarks

Two designs of beautiful bookmarks from Ganz. 

Silver clip and ornate floral design in white and pink make a great small remembrance for someone special.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SWAG - Southern Women Aging Gracefully by Melinda Rainey Thompson

Do you need a good laugh today? 

Melinda Rainey Thompson's SWAG will do the trick!

SWAG started as a lark when Melinda Rainey Thompson began a monthly mailing of her humorous essays about ordinary events from a Southern woman's perspective. Over several years, her subscription list grew to nearly 5,000 people in 28 states. Ranging from swimsuit shopping to squirrel battling, from magnolia theft to cemetery etiquette, Melinda Rainey Thompson’s delightful essays and clever lists reflect the everyday peculiarities of life in the South.

Ten Ways to Know if You’re a SWAG

  1. You feel the urge to bake a pound cake after reading the obituaries.
  2. You have had professional photographs made of your children barefoot and dressed in their Sunday clothes.
  3. You’d rather have a fight with your husband than with your best friend.
  4. You have stolen magnolia leaves, or you know someone who has.
  5. You have monogrammed the middle of your shower curtain.
  6. You could live without Yankees who equate your Southern accent with a low IQ.
  7. You know better than to eat the potato salad at a family reunion.
  8. You are socially conditioned to believe that tanned fat looks better than white fat.
  9. Your children hide their Easter baskets and Valentine’s Day candy from you just in case you have a dieting lapse.
  10. You believe that cocktail dresses do not double as church clothes.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Don't You Love These Notecards?

Bloom Eco Notecards by Nikki McClure

 Full of sunflowers, crocuses, violets, and daisies, these eco-friendly notecards feature Nikki McClure s lovely paper-cut illustrations of flowers in bloom.

A box of 16 notes (4 each of 4 designs) is $14.95.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why by Lita Judge

Bird Talk by Lita Judge is another one of the titles on our Book Page display

Remember if you spend $25 on books from this display that you receive a $5 Burry Bookstore gift card, and so on!

A gorgeously illustrated tribute to birds of all kinds and the fantastic, funny, fascinating things that they do. Birds have lots of ways of communicating: They sing and talk, dance and drum, cuddle and fight. But what does all of the bird talk mean?

Filled with gorgeous illustrations, this fascinating picture book takes a look at the secret life of birds in a child-friendly format that is sure to appeal to readers of all ages - whether they're die-hard bird-watchers or just curious about the creatures in their own backyards.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Final Ibbotson Novel

Readers who have grown to love Ibbotsons bighearted heroes and larger-than-life adventure stories will relish this final novel, published after her death in 2010.

All Hal had ever wanted was a dog. "Never!" cries his mother. "Think of the mess, the scratch-marks, the puddles on the floor." But on the morning of Hal's 10th birthday, the unbelievable happens. He's allowed to choose a dog at Easy Pets, a rent-a-pet agency (a fact his parents keep from him). The moment he sees the odd-looking terrier, he knows he's found a friend for life. But no one tells Hal that Fleck must be returned. When Hal wakes up on Monday morning, Fleck is gone. If dog and boy are to stay together they'll have to run away. . . . From the reknowned Eva Ibbotson comes her final novel, a tale laced with humor and brimming over with heart, stunning in its beauty of the love of all things dog.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another Title in our March Book Page Display

Now out in paperback - Cold Wind by C. J. Box

This is one of the titles that is part of our March Book Page display. 

See our website for details about getting a gift card with purchases made from this selection.

Cold Wind by C. J. Box

When Earl Alden is found dead, his wife Missy is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his much-disliked mother-in- law. All signs point to her being guilty as sin. But then things happen to make Joe wonder if everything is as it seems. He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck. Whichever way this goes, it's not going to be good.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Are you in charge of the Easter program this year?

Need some creative ideas for your Easter program this April?  Have you ever used a Program Builder?

Full of recitations, readings, scripts, and service ideas for both adults and children, they include ideas for Palm Sunday as well as Easter Sunday.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book Page Special Offer for the Month of March

We have a new display of titles on our Book Page display for the month of March.

Remember our special offer on these books:
  • Purchase $25 off of this display you receive a $5 Burry Gift Card
  • Purchase $50 off of this display you receive a $10 Burry Gift Card
  • Purchase $75 off of this display you receive a $15 Burry Gift Card
  • Purchase $100 or more off of this display you receive a $20 Burry Gift Card
Here is one of the children's titles featured in our display:

The Monster Returns by Peter McCarty

Jeremy thought he'd seen the last of his monster when he sent him away with a one-way bus ticket. But suddenly there's a knock on the door . . . and the monster has returned!
Jeremy tries to decide what to do. Is it possible that the monster is in need of a friend?