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This Friday: May 18th Donna Everhart Signing at Silver Coast Winery


Don’t miss this great event!!

Donna Everheart will be joining us Friday, May 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Silver Coast Winery, and she will read and sign copies of her newest book The Road to Bittersweet

Admission is $7.50 and includes a glass of wine. Silver Coast Winery is located at 6680 Barbeque Rd NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.

About The Road to Bittersweet:

Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, The Road to Bittersweet is a beautifully written, evocative account of a young woman reckoning not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom.

For fourteen-year-old Wallis Ann Stamper and her family, life in the Appalachian Mountains is simple and satisfying, though not for the tenderhearted. While her older sister, Laci—a mute, musically gifted savant—is constantly watched over and protected, Wallis Ann is as practical and sturdy as her name. When the Tuckasegee River bursts its banks, forcing them to flee in the middle of the night, those qualities save her life. But though her family is eventually reunited, the tragedy opens Wallis Ann’s eyes to a world beyond the creek that’s borne their name for generations.

Carrying what’s left of their possessions, the Stampers begin another perilous journey from their ruined home to the hill country of South Carolina. Wallis Ann’s blossoming friendship with Clayton, a high diving performer for a traveling show, sparks a new opportunity, and the family joins as a singing group. But Clayton’s attention to Laci drives a wedge between the two sisters. As jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what hardship never could—divide the family for good—Wallis Ann makes a decision that will transform them all in unforeseeable ways . . .


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Ann B. Ross Book Signing Cancelled

We are so sorry to announce that the Ann B. Ross Book signing scheduled for April 8th from 4pm-6pm has been canceled. Ann will be unable to attend due to an illness.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, we hope to see you at the next event!

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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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Jenny’s Two Pennies: One Good Mama Bone by Bren McClain


Jennys Two Pennies

 One Good Mama Bone by Bren McClain

Sometimes I discover a new book that leaves an imprint on my heart. I never would have thought that a story about a mama cow (Mama Red) and her calf (Lucky) would touch me so deeply. Mama Red and Lucky teach a human mother unconditional love, perseverance, bravery and bittersweet sacrifice for those we love. It’s about never giving up.
The author writes with a poetic hand causing you to pause and savor her descriptive prose.
The setting is rural countryside where nothing fancy exists but it is the simplicity that speaks volumes in this tale.

I took my time reading this one like you do when you savor your favorite dessert, not wanting to finish it, letting the words settle in my mind. I won’t soon forget the sweetness of this story. Bren McClain has written a jewel of a debut. Southern fiction at its finest.


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Author A.J. Tata & Pelican bookstore host signing at Ironclad Brewery

AJ Tata Direct Fire Book signing

Wednesday, January 31st, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., A.J. Tata will be giving a talk and signing his new book “Direct Fire” at Ironclad Brewery in downtown Wilmington. Pelican Bookstore will be handling the sales. We’d love to see you there!

Ironclad Brewery
115 N. 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Jenny’s Two Pennies: The Bookshop At Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry

Jennys Two Pennies


The Bookshop At Water's End Patti Callahan Henry

My latest book for review has been a pleasure to read. When reading The Bookshop At Water’s End, you can almost smell the ocean, see the Spanish moss in the live oaks swaying in the breeze and feel the warm sunshine on your shoulders.

The author writes with such poetic prose that you find yourself pausing after reading one of her descriptive passages, wanting to remember the words.

This is a book about enduring friendships-the kind that lasts forever; the kind that holds secrets and even holds grudges. It’s about love and profound loss and finding answers to questions that you may not really want to know. It’s also about redemption and forgiveness.

With endearing characters set in a small shore town, this one just may be the author’s best book yet, and that’s saying a lot.

Patti Callahan Henry does southern fiction divine justice.

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