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This week at Barnhills

Whew!  Last week was busssy!  Terri Kirby Erickson was here on Thursday reading from her latest book, In the Palms of Angels – thank you Terri!  On Friday, children’s author, Laura Alston was here for storytime.  On Saturday, atty/writer Sean Keefer was here reading from and signing copies of his book, The Trust.  And on sunday, local author, Carolyn Peterson was here reading from and signing copies of her book, Fishing for Memories – a touching story about Alzheimer’s.

This  week we will be almost as busy!  On Friday, Iron Gate Winery will be here offering FREE tastings of their unique wines.

On Saturday, local children’s author Ross Mihalko will be here reading from and signing copies of his book, The Caterpillar’s Wings, at 11am.

Then starting at 2pm, author Jo Maeder will be reading from and signing copies of her book, When I Married My Mother – a touching tribute to her mother.  This books was featured on the AOL homepage for  Mother’s Day.

Then on Sunday we have a bookclub meeting here.  FYI, we also have room for bookclubs – just call us and reserve your time. 

Please check out our website at www.onlyatbarnhills.com for a complete listing of events.  Have you hugged your favorite book lately????  🙂


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Literary Trails of North Carolina by Georgann Eubanks

Did you see The Relish in the Winston-Salem Journal yesterday?  On the last page was an article about the Book Literary Trails of North Carolina by Georgann Eubanks by Monica Young.  This book sends readers to sites with ties to North Carolina authors including our own Helen Losse, Joseph Mills, and John Ehle as well as Maya Angelou.

It is a wonderful “trip” across North Carolina and a must for anyone with an interest in North Carolina history and/or literature.

This book is now available at Barnhills in Winston-Salem.

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S.P.E.E.D. the only Weight Loss Book Worth Reading by Thiboutot & Schoeneberger

   Sleep is Vital!  Why your mindset matters the most!  Exercise is overrated!  and much more!   

  The Result Is:  Strategies that have been proven to work!  Immediate & long term results.

   This book is now available at Barnhills in Winston-Salem.

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Misty Creek Vineyards is now available at Barnhills.

Misty Creek’s vineyards and tasting room lie between the communities of Huntsville and Farmington near the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin River, an area used for centuries by Native Americans as a meeting ground and natural fish trap.  Later the Shallow Ford served as a safe place for travelers, wagons and stagecoaches to cross the Yadkin River on the Great Wagon Road (known locally as the Colonial Pike) from Philadelphia to Augusta, Georgia. A thriving community developed at the ford to serve passing wagon trains, and the deep cut of the Great Wagon Road is still evident today on both sides of the Yadkin River.  By 1770, a road cut from this area to Mulberry Fields (near Wilkesboro) later became known as the Daniel Boone Trail, named after Daniel Boone who married and built a cabin on the Sugar Creek, approximately two miles east of Farmington, in 1756.   On October 14th, 1780 during the American Revolution a large group of Tories crossed the Shallow Ford to be defeated by Whig forces.  Fourteen Tories were buried in a small plot west of the crossing, and almost immediately the brash colonials built a pig lot over their final resting place to commemorate forever this event.  Later in 1781 Lord Cornwallis crossed the Shallow Ford in pursuit of General Nathaniel Green’s “Green Mountain Boys”, the two forces meeting at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in Greensboro. After the war in 1792, Charles Hunt purchased 250 acres and began to lay out 111 half-acre lots to establish the city of Huntsville.  Local history suggests that Huntsville narrowly missed being the state capital for North Carolina.  In April 1865 Union General George Stoneman’s cavalry crossed the Shallow Ford and routed the Confederacy’s Yadkin Home Guard, subsequently ransacking the town of Bethania and looting the town of Huntsville as one of the last acts of the Civil War.

The Nichols family purchased this land in early 2001, naming it Misty Creek after the natural spring that bisects the property.   We immediately began a series of improvements that included a lake, roads and irrigation, and planted our first four acres of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Chambourcin.  The following year an additional 10 acres were planted, and Syrah was added to the vineyard.  Finished in June 2009, our tasting room sits directly on the site of a pioneer cabin originally built in 1800 as a mule barn, and overlooks the old road bed.  The deep well and original entry road are very evident in our topography, and we continue to find hand made bricks, pottery shards, spear points and other evidence of long habitation.

We have in stock the Syrah and Misty Rose (and the are open for tasting now!).  Others available by request.

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Do you know who Majory Heath Wentworth is?

MARJORY HEATH WENTWORTH is Poet Laureate of South Carolina, and her poems have appeared in numerous books and magazines. Her books of poetry include Noticing Eden, Despite Gravity, and What the Water Gives Me, a collaboration with artist Mary Edna Fraser. Her children’s story, Shackles, recently won a Silver Moonbeam Award, and she has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize four times. Marjory teaches poetry in “Expressions of Healing,” at Roper St. Francis Cancer Center. She also teaches in a poets-in-the-schools program at Burke High School in Charleston, SC.

The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle.    Marjory Heath Wentworth reminds us, once again, of why we return to poetry for solace and courage and ballast when our hearts are at their fullest, or most broken moments. The poems, each and every, take the reader on a wondrous journey back and forth between the ordinary and the extraordinary, proving to us that the miraculous is everywhere, if only we look at it in the right light.

This book is available at Barnhills.

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Book Clubs Anyone????

Are you currently in a book club?  Do you want to join or start one?  Barnhills can help.  We can offer suggestions on great book club readings & offer discounts to book club members.  We also have space in our store for Your book club to meet.  We provide the hot coffee and hot tea for free and fabulous North Carolina wine is available for purchase.  All you do is provide the lively conversation and share the fun with your fellow book lovers.  Call or email the store for more info.


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Molly Grogan Rawls

Did you see yesterday’s Winston-Salem Journal?  There was a wonderful write up about Molly Grogan Rawls new book, Old Salem and Salem College Postcard Series.

Molly will be at Barnhills on Friday, December 10th, signing copies of her new book and her other books will also be available if you missed one of them.


Any of Molly’s books would make a great Christmas present for the history buff on your list!

As always there will be FREE wine tasting during the event.

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