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Wishing Barnhill’s a Speedy Recovery

Barnhill's, 811 Burke St., Winston-Salem
Barnhill’s, 811 Burke St., Winston-Salem

Like any great duo you can name, books and wine pair naturally together.

Triad residents had plenty of reasons to rejoice back in 2010 when Barnhill’s opened in downtown Winston-Salem, because finally here was a store dedicated not only to promoting local authors and publishers, but also committed to sharing regional—as in North Carolina—wine.

Unfortunately, in an e-mail sent May 10, Barnhill’s announced it would be closing its doors on June 1, with the intention that “down the road we will reopen, though that date has not yet been set.”

Second Wind Publishing will occupy Barnhill’s current location at 811 Burke St. and expand their services to “copying, printing, and binding for the public.”

The author list at Second Wind Publishing includes NCWN members Sandra Lee Hartsell, H.V. Purvis, and Chuck and Heidi Thurston, among others. Now, along with publishing top-rate fiction and nonfiction, Second Wind will help you “create and duplicate anything from simple postcards all the way to banners—pretty much if you can think of it, we will find a way to make it.” They offer free delivery in Winston on orders of $10 or more.

As part of their closing/transition, Barnhill’s is offering the following discounts:

Books by Shelf up to 70% off
Art 20% (hanging, pottery, non-preprinted cards)
Jewelry 20%
Wine Racks 50%
Oenophilia products 50%
Benbow/ Fredrick Stevens Woodwork 30%
DVD/CD section 30%
Salsa 50%
Used Books (front room) 70%

And in the meantime, consider this post our “Get Well Soon” card to Barnhill’s. When we lose an independent bookstore, we lose an opportunity to discover new voices. We look forward to Banrhill’s return, with fingers crossed.