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
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.”
We are excited for this one! Hopefully Marybeth will come to Sunset Beach again this year for another signing. We’ll keep you posted!
We saw an American eagle today! So excited! Keep a lookout. Migrating birds are in our area this time of year. Stop by the store and get your bird guide!
These books are hot this week and we have them. Drop in and come spend some time with us this week. This is a slow, easy time of year for us and we’d love to have you visit and tell us what you’ve been reading!
We got hit with some winter weather last night, nothing too bad compared to the rest of the South, just some ice. Luckily, it’s all melting today. We’re all just moving a little slower today. The bookstore will be open around 11am, so feel free to stop by and pick up one of these ice books! (We’re just kidding about that!) But staying inside and reading is a great way to stay warm!
We have the largest selection of jigsaw puzzles in the area. Come in and check them out! It’s a challenging way to spend time during these cold wintery months!
“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.” -Deepak Chopra