Thursday, February 28, 2013

Friends Don't Let Friends...

We agree with Village Books in Bellingham, Washington- Friends don't let friends buy kindles. Watch their video and you'll see for yourself why you should buy a Kobo Arc from Burry Bookstore!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Black History Month 2013

Since 1976 every US president has designated the month of February as Black History Month. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the achievements of black Americans throughout US history.

Throughout the month of February we have had tables set up featuring books focusing on Black History.

Some of the books for adults include

I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side and Beyond by Michael Oher

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington by Condoleezza

The Obamas by Jodi Kantor

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

Some of our children's books include

Copper Sun By Sharon M. Draper

The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr with illustrations by Kadir Nelson

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love on Valentine's Day and for the Rest of the Year

How many different kinds of love can you think of this Valentine's day?

 Love for your spouse/ significant other...

In this memoir meets relationship advice book, 94-year-old Cutie Cooper chronicles the challenges and triumphs of her seven decade-long marriage and then pulls out sage tips and actionable advice on the art of fighting fair, knowing if you've met 'the one,' raising children while maintaining your sense of self, and everything else that goes into staying blissfully bonded.

 Marriages may be made in heaven, but they must be nurtured here on earth. In Five Love Languages  Dr. Chapman explains how people communicate love in different ways, and shares the wonderful things that happen when men and women learn to speak each other's language.

The Love Dare is a  40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, "The Love Dare" is a journey you need to take. It's time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. Take the dare!

God's love for you...

Dr. Jeremiah reveals that not fully understanding and appreciating every critical dimension of God's love can lead to missed opportunities to experience His love. He explains how even the so-called negative dimension of God's actions can only be rightly understood by viewing them in light of God's true love.

Love for your family...


More than 8 million people tune in each night to hear the soothing voice of Delilah, America's favorite nighttime radio host, and each week, dedicated listeners send her letters with their own stories of the heartache, healing and happiness that their families bring them.This unforgettable book compiles the best of those letters and pairs them with stirring songs to recreate the magic of Delilah's radio show. She also shares stories of her own family, and the laughs, worries and love her twelve children--nine of them adopted--have brought into her life. There are chapters for sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, adoptive families, blended families, extended families and even the people who feel like family.

Love for your children...

"Guess how much I love you," says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon, but that's just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare's love for him.

Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
"I'll love you forever I'll like you for always As long as I'm living My baby you'll be."  


Thursday, February 7, 2013

More Valentine's Gift Ideas

Still looking for that perfect Valentine's gift? We have something for everyone in the family. Check out some of our Valentine's Bestsellers.

 Need a place to store little trinkets thats all your own? Decorate your own Wooden Heart Chest. This kit includes a heart-shaped wooden keepsake box, glitter and craft glue, colorful gems, 4 pots of paint and a brush!

How about some stencils to help your kids create their own Valentine's Cards to give to all their friends?

Not feeling particularly creative today? Here's a selection of our bestselling Valentine's books.

 Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George by N DiAngelo

George and his friends celebrate Valentine's Day with decorating, baking, card making, and some unexpected hilarity along the way.

Pink of Hearts by Victoria Kann

Everyone in her class is assigned to make an extra-special Valentine's Day card for one person in the class. Pinkalicious creates a magnificently pinkerrific card. Will the valentine that she gets in return measure up?

Thomas' Valentine's Party

Thomas knows about friendship, and he knows how to spread Valentine's Day joy in this activity book that features full-color pages and more than 50 stickers.

Let's Show God's Love on Valentine's Day

Remind your children that although Valentine's Day is a special holiday that celebrates love, God's love is something we can celebrate all year long.

Didn't see what you wanted here? Come by the store, we've got plenty more to show you. See you soon!