There is something for everyone at Black Bear right now! We have almost finished restocking the store and should be done by July 4th. We have added a lot of new titles in the Science and History sections, and, of course, we have all the hot new beach reads.
We have been working on the summer book lists for the area schools. We have all of the Battle of the Books books (except for the ones that are on back-order) and we will be displaying them front and center all summer. We have ordered all of the books on the Watauga High School summer list. We have stocked the Grace Academy book list. If you have a book list from one of the other schools, please drop one off or email it to us, and we'll make sure those are stocked, too.
Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane arrived yesterday. Stephen King's Joyland has been flying off the shelves, and we are hearing good things about it. Also popular are the "New in Paperback" books, like Beautiful Ruins, Carry the One, Tell the Wolves I'm Home,The Snow Child and more. Also, Sharyn McCrumb's The Ballad of Tom Dooley is now out in paperback and at a bargain price!
If you are here on vacation, books are a great way to keep the kids from getting restless during our rainy spells. Our knowledgeable staff will help you find a book that is right for your child. We carry over 60 different series for kids in all age ranges.
If we don't have a book that you're looking for, we will give you a 15% discount for ordering it, if you prepay, or a 10% discount if you pay when you pick it up. We always give a 20% discount on hard cover best-sellers and a 10% discount on paperback best sellers.
Come stock up for rainy days, for the beach, or just because. Books and summer go together!