As the days grow shorter, our nightstand stacks tend to grow in stature. The Pelican Bookstore ladies are sharing our nightstand reading stacks with you this week and we’re going to challenge you to show us what books are on your nightstand? Show us or tell us what you’ve got lined up to read!
What’s your genre? Many people have a particular proclivity to read a certain type (genre) of book when they’re looking for a good read.
The great news is – there are five main categories to choose from: fiction; non-fiction; play/drama; poetry; and folk tale/tall tale/mythology. AND – at Pelican Bookstore we have it all. Just let us know what you have in mind, and we’ll point you in the right direction.
If you can’t find it here, we’ll special order it for you. So… what’s your genre? Let us help you find what you’re looking for.
We have several of our beloved Dorothea Benton Frank’s books in hardcover. They are gently used, most are first editions and one is signed!
These are books you want to keep and read over and over!
We also have “Three O’clock Dinner” by Josephine Pinckney that Dot mentions in her earlier writing.
Hurricane Dorian surely brought an unwelcome ending to our wonderful summer season. As we look forward to autumn and cooler temperatures (minus the mosquitoes, thank you!), we thought our customers might be interested to know what our bestsellers were this summer.
In nonfiction, ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover and ‘The Pioneers’ by David McCullough topped the list; while in fiction, we had many titles: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens, ‘The Summer Guests’ by Mary Alice Monroe, ‘The Summer of ‘69 ’by Elin Hilderbrand, ‘Queen Bee’ by Dorothea Benton Frank, ‘Becoming Mrs. Lewis’ by Patti C. Henry, ‘Sunset Beach’ by Mary Kay Andrews, ‘The Favorite Daughter’ by Patti Callahan and The ‘Outsider’ by Stephen King.
New fall releases are coming in daily. Come by and check them out!
We’ve got plenty of copies of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” in store. They’re selling for $28 everywhere else, but we’re running a sale $21.95 for a copy!
Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman takes place in Maycomb, Alabama when Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—”Scout”—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience.
Pick up your copy today!
New Book about the History of the South Brunswick Islands Released!
Discover the history of The South Brunswick Islands—Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach—are man-made barrier islands formed when the North Carolina section of the Intracoastal Waterway was constructed between 1930 and 1940. In the late 1940s, Odell Williamson dreamed of a tranquil, family-vacation island and began buying tracts of land that would later become Ocean Isle Beach. This seven-mile-long island was incorporated as the town of Ocean Isle Beach in 1959.
Mannon C. Gore envisioned the three miles of Sunset Beach as a peaceful residential community when he purchased the island in 1955. With over eight miles of oceanfront, Holden Beach is the longest and the largest of the three islands in the group. Each island boasts a unique character and has remained quiet with pristine beaches and a focus on families.
Buy your copy at Pelican Bookstore!
What a great gift for a child, from author Victoria Kann, who also wrote Goldilicious!
It’s cold outside, so stay inside with a great book! All you’ve heard about the book “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr is true. It’s a really a good story with wonderful writing! We highly recommend this book for a cold weekend treat.
And for the best read on interplanetary travel that has been written in years, try “The Martian” by Andy Weir. We loved it.
We have all of the recipes you’ll need for cooking and entertaining this holiday season. We’ve got books on special dietary needs, watching your weight recipes, and inventive holiday cooking! Stop by the store and really wow your guests this year!