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Patti Callahan Henry Book Signing on July 8th

Tuesday, July 8th Pelican Bookstore will be hosting Patti Callahan Henry At Silver Coast Winery as part of our Summer Author Series. She will be signing and reading from her new book “The Stories We Tell.”  The event starts at 5pm.

Admission is $7.50 and includes a glass of wine and Pelican Bookstore will have copies of her book for sale at the event. We’ll see you there!

Patti Callahan Henry July 8th



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Local Author & Kindred Spirit Mailbox on CBS News!

Last night the CBS Evening News aired a feature on a local landmark, the Kindred Spirit Mailbox. They interviewed Frank Nesmith, who originally put up the mailbox over 30 years ago with his then-girlfriend, and author Jacqueline DeGroot. DeGroot’s books often feature the famed mailbox as well as other local landmarks. We sell all of Jacqueline’s books at the bookstore.

Since the “Kindred Spirit” and Frank are unable to take the 1.5 mile trek to the mailbox often, DeGroot volunteers to replace the notebooks inside, and ensure the safe keeping of the secrets and messages left with the mailbox. The story of the mailbox is a unique one, and one that brings a lot of pride to Sunset Beach. People have traveled far and wide to experience the few moments of tranquillity that await at the mailbox.

Check out the CBS News segment here:

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New Books!

New this week as always, the best beach reads and book advice around! We’re ready to put that perfect book in your hand! We’ve got Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Hard Choices, Diana Gabaldon’s Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, 
Elin Hilderbrand’s The Matchmaker and Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes!

So many books and a lot of beach time!

Hilary Clinton Hard Choices Diana Gabaldon Written in my own hearts blood Elin Hilderbrand the matchmakerStephen King Mr Mercedes

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Summer time and the living is easy. Come read a book, meet an author, hang out at the bookstore!

This is what’s new this week. A lot of good reads are being released to start off the summer reading season!

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes, Patti Callahan Henry’s The Stories We Tell, Dorothy Benton Frank’s The Hurricane Sisters, Donna Mary Kay Andrews’ Save The Date, and Jeff Shaara’s The Smoke at Dawn.


Summer Reading


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Summer Author Series Updated!

We’re still working hard on booking our authors for the Summer Author’s Series, but we’ve got another one to add! Patti Callahan Henry will be at Silver Coast Winery on Tuesday, July 8th! She’ll be reading and signing copies of her latest book  And Then I Found You. So go ahead and add this one to your calendar! Here’s the schedule so far:

Dorothy Benton Frank         June 10th @ 5:00 PM          Silver Coast Winery
Mary Alice Monroe               June 20 @ 5:00 PM              Silver Coast Winery
Patti Callahan Henri             July 8th @5:00 PM               Silver Coast Winery
Mary Beth Whalen                TBD

Patti Callahan HenryAnd Then I Found You

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New Books!

These are just a few of the books that have been released this week! We’re getting ready for beach reading! Stop by the store and we’ll help you pick out a great book!

New Books in Store

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2014 Summer: Upcoming Events

We want to let you all know about our Summer Author Series as soon as possible so you can mark your calendars! We’ve only got the first two dates booked, but go ahead and pencil those in! Here they are:

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Dorothy Benton Frank         June 10th 2014 @ 5:00 PM          Silver Coast Winery
Mary Alice Monroe               June 20 2014 @ 5:00 PM              Silver Coast Winery
Patti Callahan Henri             TBD
Mary Beth Whalen                TBA

Pelican Bookstore Summer Author Series

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International Bestsellers

International Bestsellers

We love to see what other people around the globe are reading. It’s interesting to know that we are reading some of the same books as someone an ocean away. Check out the International Bestsellers list:


Kill the Leopard by Alan Friedman

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

The Liars by Michele Serra


Stone Bruises by Simon Beckett

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami


Ripper by Isabel Allende

The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth

On the Shore by Rafael Chirbes

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Summer Author Series in the Works!

It’s almost April (spring, finally!) and we are starting to line up our authors for our summer series! Marybeth Whalen her new book The Bridge Tender, Dorothea Benton Frank and The Hurricane Sisters, Mary Alice Monroe and The Summer Wind and a few more in the works!

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Marybeth Whalen The Bridge Tender

Dorthea Benton Frank The Hurricane SistersMary Alice Monroe Summer Wind

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Marybeth Whalen’s New Book!

We are big fans of Marybeth Whalen’s here at Pelican Bookstore! She has done signings with us at Silver Coast Winery, and she writes about our beloved Sunset Beach. So, needless to say, we were ecstatic when we saw her new book was coming out soon. This one is called The Bridge Tender and like one of our favorites The Mailbox, this one is also set in Sunset Beach! Here’s the description from her blog:

“Emily must realize that her dreams didn’t have to die with her first love. When Emily Shaw, a young widow, learns that her late husband’s last surprise for her involves returning to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to realize an old dream of theirs, she reluctantly embarks on a summer of discovery in the midst of grief. There, in the oasis of the beach community, she meets a host of townspeople with their own broken dreams and unexpected situations. As the island citizens divide over the fate of a nostalgic bridge, Emily happens upon a man who just may be the one to restore her faith in dreams, hope, and possibly love.”

The Bridge Tender Marybeth Whalen

We are excited for this one! Hopefully Marybeth will come to Sunset Beach again this year for another signing. We’ll keep you posted!

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