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Another Lost Author — Goodbye, Anne

Southern literary fiction has taken another direct hit this month with the passing of Anne Rivers Siddons on  September 11th. Ms. Siddons works, including ‘Up Island’, ‘The Girls of August’ ‘Burnt Mountain’, and ‘Peachtree Road’  to name a few, always gave her readers something to ponder. First Dottie (9/2/19), and now Anne. Goodnight, ladies – we’re sad to see you go.



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Goodbye, Dottie…

The Pelican Bookstore staff was saddened this week to learn of the death of Dorothea Benton (Dottie) Frank. Dottie Frank was a customer favorite, and could always be counted on to produce great summer reads for beachgoers.

She has come to our area several times for our author talk series at Silver Coast Winery. Our condolences go out to her family and friends. You will be missed, Queen “D”.

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Nicholas Sparks Book Every Breath Set in Sunset Beach Out Tomorrow!

Nick Sparks Every Breath

Nicholas Sparks’ new book Every Breath comes out tomorrow October 16th! Stop by Pelican Bookstore and pick up your copy! Sparks’ latest book is set in our very own Sunset Beach, NC!

Read the excerpt below, it sounds like a great one!

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.

Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

Illuminating life’s heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties — and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?

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New Nicholas Sparks Book Set in Sunset Beach NC!

Nicholas Sparks' New Book Set in Sunset Beach

Nicholas Sparks’ New Book will be set in Sunset Beach, NC! That’s right the one and only Nicholas Sparks has announced that his newest book Every Breath will be set in our very own Sunset Beach, North Carolina.

We’re so excited he’s picked Sunset Beach and we can’t wait to read the story! Maybe Pelican Bookstore is in it? Who knows!?!

His book will be in stores on October 16th!

Here is the press release from Nick himself about Every Breath set in Sunset Beach, NC!

I’m thrilled to be able to share the news with you that my twentieth novel, Every Breath, is set to be released this fall on October 16! In the tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, my newest love story is about two characters who meet in a chance encounter one fateful weekend in Sunset Beach, North Carolina: Hope Anderson, born and raised in North Carolina, and Tru Walls – a safari guide born and raised in Zimbabwe – and the decades, continents, and bittersweet workings of fate that follow. I can’t wait for you to meet them.

In the coming months, I’ll be sending my mailing list subscribers an exclusive excerpt of Every Breath, sharing photos and stories from my recent African safari trips that inspired the character of Tru and offering up advance notice on a number of fun reader giveaways. Until then, I invite you to connect with me on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. While the book won’t be in stores for a few more months, you can pre-order your copy now!

Sincerely yours,

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Summer Author Signings Calendar Posted!

Pelican Calendar


Our Event Calendar with our of our Summer author signings and readings is up on our website! Visit our site to see when your favorite authors are coming for 2018!

We’ve got some great authors lined up for you including Mary Alice Monroe, Karen White, Donna Everheart, Loretta Chase, Ann B. Ross, and Susan Boyer. Most will be held at Silver Coast Winery, but one will be at the Bookstore, so make sure to read the details of each event!

It’s going to be a fantastic season and we hope to see you there!

Click Here to see the Full Schedule



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Books Around the World



We always love to see what other people around the world are reading. It always amazes me how books can bring people of all nationalities together!

“The Midnight Gang”  that appears on both lists, from what I can find out is only published in the UK.  It is in a series of Young Adult books.

United Kingdom

“Five on Brexit Island” by Bruno Vincent
“The Midnight Gang” David Walliams
“2017 Guinness Book of World Records”
“The GCHQ Puzzle Book” Michael Joseph
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” J.K.Rowling

New Zealand

“ Night School” Lee Child
“Scruptious” Chelsea Winter
“Midnight Gang” David Walliams
“Double Down” Jeff Kinney
“Small Great Things” Jodi Picoult

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Pelican Bookstore Now Carries Papyrus Greeting Cards!

Papyrus cards

A greeting card can be so much more than just a simple Happy Birthday, Congratulations, or Thinking of You. A card lets people know they’re special to you, so show them they’re extra special with extraordinary cards from Papyrus, now available at Pelican Bookstore.

Papyrus features a fabulous selection of greeting cards that will add more sentiment to everyday events, with exciting paper artwork and unique cards. Savor each moment and commemorate every milestone with stationery that can translate your most heartfelt emotions.

So stop into Pelican Bookstore and discover that greeting cards can be more than just a card.

Papyrus 1

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Papyrus 4

Papyrus 5

Papyrus 6

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We Wish You a Wonderful New Year!

The ladies of Pelican Bookstore would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. 2015 was a superb year for us and we can only imagine 2016 will be even better. We look forward to seeing our returning customers as well as new ones, and we hope we can guide you to some excellent reading this year.

This photo was taken at our annual New Year’s Brunch hosted by Libby.

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Pelican Bookstore’s Upcoming Summer Signings

As this year starts to wind to a close, we’re already planning for next summer! That’s right, we’re working with our favorite authors to schedule dates for their book signings with Pelican Bookstore and Silver Coast Winery!

While we don’t have official dates just yet (we’ll keep you posted, I promise!), we thought we’d give you a little heads up for your summer planning.

Mary Alice Monroe, promoting her new book A Lowcountry Wedding, will be here in early May.

A_Lowcountry_Wedding_Mary Alice MonroeNothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding—or two!—in Charleston’s fabled lowcountry. A centuries-old plantation, an avenue of ancient oaks dripping moss, a storied ballroom, a sand dune at sunset…

Yet when a stranger arrives, a long held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters. Scandals surface, family bonds are questioned, and promises are broken and renewed. In A Lowcountry Wedding, Monroe delves into the heart of marriage, commitment, and family ties. Huffington Post calls the Lowcountry Summer series “the perfect beach read and a whole lot more.”



Karen White will be visiting in Early June with her newest book, Flight Patterns.

Karen White Flight PatternsGeorgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people’s pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert of fine china—especially of Limoges—requires her to return to the one place she swore she’d never revisit…

It’s been thirteen years since Georgia left her family home on the coast of Florida, and nothing much has changed, except that there are fewer oysters and more tourists. She finds solace seeing her grandfather still toiling away in the apiary where she spent much of her childhood, but encountering her estranged mother and sister leaves her rattled. 

Seeing them after all this time makes Georgia realize that something has been missing—and unless she finds a way to heal these rifts, she will forever be living vicariously through other people’s remnants. To embrace her own life—mistakes and all—she will have to find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past and the secrets she was forced to keep…


mister oweta's guide to gardeningAnd we will also be hosting a special event for all of our gardening enthusiasts this summer, we’ll have a speaker here to discuss Mister Oweta’s Guide to Gardening


It’s going to be a great summer, we can feel it already! Now, we just have to make it through winter!


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Winners of the David Baldacci Book Giveaway!

David Baldacci Giveaway Winners

Congratulations Kaye Moody & Patsy Spurrier you are the winners of our giveaway for David Baldacci’s The Guilty!

We have emailed you both about how to claim your prize! Thank you to all who participated, and we will be doing more giveways in the future!

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