Thursday, December 13, 2012

What Do You Like Best About Your E-Reader?

The Kobo Mini - $79.99

The Kobo Glo - $129.99

These are the two e-readers we are selling.  I have the Kobo Glo.  It's going to take some time for me to get used to not holding a book!

The two things I have found that I like best about e-reading is the light on the Glo that allows me to read in the car when it's dark, as well as after I've gone to bed and turned out the lights.  That way I'm not disturbing anyone else!  I also like being able to swipe a page quickly while using the elliptical to exercise rather than having to hold a book up and turn the pages!

I am excited that we are able to offer to our customers who do like e-reading the option to do that while supporting Burry Bookstore.  We've not been able to compete with the "big guys" up to this point, so we are asking you to register with our e-book partner, Kobo books, through the affiliate link on our website and start supporting us!  For Burry Bookstore to receive credit for your purchases, you must register with Kobo through the link on our website.  After you do that, all of your purchases will be associated with Burry Bookstore, so you will be keeping your shopping dollars in downtown Hartsville, South Carolina!

If you already have an e-reading device, that's okay too!  Kobo offers free apps that can be downloaded on your IPad, IPhone, Android Phone, and other tablets.  Get started today! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Postscript to Yesterday's Blog

I corresponded with Elizabeth Collins of Coleman Fine Art in Charleston, South Carolina, yesterday and she sent me this great book trailer for Mary Whyte's new book Down Bohicket Road .

The friendship she mentions in the trailer is one she developed with Alfreda Gibbs Smiley LaBoard, a Gullah woman she met when she and her husband moved to the barrier islands of the low country. 

You'll be touched by the tribute she has made to the Gullah way of life through her new book Down Bohicket Road .

Here is a link to the book trailer .

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Book by Artist Mary Whyte

Imagine my surprise awhile ago when I answered the phone and Mary Whyte was calling!  If you don't know who Mary is, you may remember the children's book P is for Palmetto that came out about 10 years ago.  Mary is the illustrator of that book. 

Watercolor artist Mary Whyte is a teacher and author who has achieved national recognition.  Her portraits are included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, as well as in the permanent collections of South Carolina's Greenville County Museum of Art and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston.  Her work can be found at Coleman Fine Art in Charleston, South Carolina.  Here is a link to her website .

Down Bohicket Road has just been released and includes two decades' worth of watercolors - depicting a select group of Gullah women of Johns Island, South Carolina, and their stories. 

When Mary called she and I tried to coordinate our calendars, hoping to come up with a date that would work well for both of us to have her come to Burry Bookstore.  Unfortunately, with the busyness of the holidays, we weren't able to do that, but we do hope to schedule something this Spring.  I have not met Mary in person, but have read enough about her to know that she would be a delight to meet.  I'm hoping that this Spring I will have the opportunity to do just that!

Down Bohicket Road:  An Artist's Journey by Mary Whyte with excerpts from Alfreda's World comes in both paperback and hardcover.  We have the hardcover edition and it is $49.95.