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This week at Barnhills

Last week was awesome!!!  On Sunday, May 1st, Jim Minick was here reading from and signing copies of his book, The Blueberry Years.  On Thursday, Mary Noble Jones was here again for storytime.  Saturday, Valerie Nieman was here reading from and signing copies of her latest novel, Blood Clay.  Also on Saturday, Surry Oak Vineyards was offering FREE tastings of their wonderful wines.  We now have all their wines open for tasting!!  🙂

This coming week will be just as fabulous!!!  On Thursday, the wonderful local poet, Terri Kirby Erickson will be here reading from and signing copies of her latest book, In the Palms of Angels.

On Friday, we will have storytime with Laura Alston, author of My Pet Rocky Renee.

 On Saturday, author/lawyer Sean Keefer will be here reading from and signing copies of his book, The Trust.  Blending elements of traditional southern literary fiction, suspense and mystery, you won’t be satisfied until the final page is turned.

Then on Sunday, Carolyn Peterson will be here reading from and signing copies of her book, Fishing For Memories.  This is an awesome tribute to her uncle who had Alzheimer’s and also a wonderful story for both children and adults.

Another busy week at Barnhills – have you visited our store yet?  If not what are you waiting for?  We have something for everyone in the family – a great children’s section, wonderful books, awesome gifts and art, and of course some fabulous North Carolina wines. FREE wine tastings daily.   Come visit us today!


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Just Arrived: Travel Pillows for Kids (of all ages)

Just arrived at Barnhills, travel pillows for kids.  These pillows are great for kids (of all ages) for traveling to cover that seat belt and make sleeping easier.  They come in a variety of patterns – sure to please even the pickiest of children.

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Do you remember the Thunderbird Action series from when you were a child?

The Gerry Anderson Production  of the Thunderbirds series by Joan Marie Verda  makes great reading for that young son or daughter who dreams of action and adventure or of becoming an astronaut.

The Thunderbird series:  Countdown to Action, Action Alert and Deadly Danger would make a great Christmas presents!  All 3 books are now available at Barnhills in Winston-Salem. We also have gift wrapping and Christmas cards available.

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Children’s Room


The paper is still on the windows and the big shelves are still in boxes, but the little chairs are empty and waiting for someone to sit there and read a book or hear a story.

Ginnie just completed this part of the Barn mural on the inside of the Children’s room. You can see it from the street when you go by.


The mural all alone. It’s really wonderful.


The blinds are in the side window and the front windows are open, warm westerly sunshine streaks across the wood floors. The bare book cases are still patiently waiting.


I collected various tools from around the store and placed them on the empty cabinets along the right here. Except for that, this room is ready for kids books and eager ears to hear stories.

3/29/10 Laura has worked really hard on this room, placing everything in just the right positions.

Think of the possibilities for making a little person happy. Easter, birthdays, reward for good grades…

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