Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gift Ideas for Your Valentine!

Valentine's Day is closer than you think and when you wait too long to get your special someone a card or gift you might not be able to find the perfect one. Come by Burrys before its too late! We have a large selection of Valentine's cards that are 50% off.

To give you some gift ideas we have travel mugs for the Valentine who is always on the go.

We also have coasters and trinket boxes.

Looking for a stuffed animal? Try the adorable Couples Bear.
Need something for the kids? Here are some Nail Files and Cupcake Pillows for your girly girl.



Thursday, January 24, 2013

What Goes Wrong Can Make You Better

From "Chocolate Naked Ladies" to "Talking to the Dead," Joe Baroody's perspective on life and living is as refreshing as it is original. Dr. Baroody is a pastoral counselor and an ordained Baptist minister, and has served as chaplain, minister, and counselor at hospitals and medical centers in South Carolina. He has been in private counseling practice since 2001 and has published numerous articles, essays and poem in regional and national publications.

Chronicles of an Irreverent Reverend is a collection of short stories ranging from his childhood to his parenting years rushing his kids off to school to grandparenting and dancing with his 3 year old granddaughter. Dr. Baroody has a knack for finding "teachable moments" such as "it is a mistake to hold hands with a screaming woman in labor, especially if you are wearing a ring" and "silence trumps stupid questions."

The Irreverent Reverent will be in the store signing copies of his first book Chronicles of an Irreverent Reverent on Friday January 25th from 4:00 to 5:30.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Are you a fan of Downton Abbey?

Have you been following Mary and Matthew with their rollercoaster relationship? Did you root for Sybil as she ran away with the chauffeur, wanting more than her sheltered life on the estate? Are you in mourning with Edith after she was jilted at the alter?

Maybe you've been following the servants. When will Daisy realize that she really did love William? What's going to happen with Mr. Bates? Will Anna find out the truth and get him released from prison? When will Thomas and Mrs. O'Brien get in that cat fight we've all been waiting for?

Our wait for the third season was finally over on January 6 but here are some books to help you get through the week as you wait for the new episodes to air on Sunday night.

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle was written by Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the 8th Countess of Carnarvon. It tells the story behind Highclere Castle which is used as the setting and inspiration behind Downton Abbey. It follows the 5th Countess, Lady Almina, who like Lady Cora Crowley, was an American heiress whose dowry served to save the estate.

Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress is the story of Newport heiress Cora Cash whose mother wants the one thing that money can't buy for her in the states-- a title. Follow their journey to England to find who Mrs. Cash thinks is a suitable husband for her daughter. Cora soon finds out that the old- world aristocracy is not all it's cracked up to be.

Fay Weldon, one of the writers of the pilot for the original "Upstairs Downstairs," has written the first novel in a trilogy following the Earl of Dilberne, his family and servants, as he searches for a suitable wife for his son, or more accurately a suitable dowry to save their already morgaged estate.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 Was an "Event-Full" Year at Burry Bookstore!

Happy New Year! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in 2013!

2012 was a year full of events, as you will see below, and we celebrated our 40th Anniversary at Burry Bookstore! If you haven't signed our guest book sharing your favorite memories of the last 40 years at Burry's, please do that the next time you are in. We have enjoyed reading the comments our customers have made as special memories have been recorded in our keepsake book.

Burry Bookstore launched into the e-book world in 2012 and it has been interesting to see the various responses we have received. Many customers are still not ready to venture that far, but are intrigued enough to try our demo models. Others of you have been reading e-books since they were first available and we are glad to now be able to offer you the option to do that while still supporting Burry Bookstore.

If you are interested in purchasing an e-reading device, come by and let us give you a demonstration. Already have a device on which you download books? Start buying them from Burry's and keep your dollars in downtown Hartsville! Prices are comparable to Amazon, there are free apps for your IPad, IPhone, Android, Nook, PC and Mac. Follow this link to register online and start buying your e-books from Burry's! Once you set up your account through this link all of your purchases will be associated with Burry Bookstore and you will be able to support your local independent bookstore no matter what reading format you choose!

Below we have a recap of our "Event-Full" year. Enjoy remembering the fun activities and we look forward to seeing you in 2013!
Events for Children:
Star Wars Party, How Do Dinosaurs Party, Beatrix Potter Week, President's Day Party, Fancy Nancy Pinkalicious Pajama Party, Becca Brings Farming to Burry's, Titanic Party, Fairy Tale Party
Community Outreach:
Parnership with the Darlington County Humane Society featuring Kitty Corner Day, Fund Raiser for the Durant Children's Center featuring author Karen Spears Zacharias
Events for Adults:
Stieg Larsson Week, Hunger Games Week
Summer Activities:
Monday Morning Musings, Readin' and 'Rithmetic
        Story Time with the following authors:
Amy Prikazsky
Marsha Tennant
Sara Odom
Patz Fowle
Bond Nickles
Patricia Skinner
Wayne Wallace
Where's Waldo? In Hartsville!
A month long search for Waldo in downtown businesses culminating in a fun Waldo party at the end of the summer!
Visits from Authors and Artists:
Jim Harrison
Mary Alice Monroe
Maryann McFadden
Clay Rice
Lon Outen
Dave Tavernier
Bruce Douglas, Benton Henry, Eldred Prince
Tom Poland
Susan Reynolds and Katherine Gettys
Christmas Open House:
Our annual Open House is held on the Thursday before Thanksgiving
This year we featured author Drew Case and artisans Patz Fowle and Mark Rowe