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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.

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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.

Pelican Bookstore Ladies

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