Starbooks News & Events

Author Signing at JBanks Design Hilton Head November 27, 2018 13:15

We have a very special treat for you tomorrow, Wednesday 28th November!
It's Shop Lowcountry Day at JBanks Design from 1pm - 4pm
Starbooks Authors Marge Agin, Shannon Kaprive, Jody Reichel and Gary Mullane will be there to personalize and sign books.

What a wonderful holiday gift!

FREE Shipping and Gift Wrapping for Black Friday! Use code BFCM18 November 21, 2018 17:04

This Black Friday through Cyber Monday use code BFCM18 at check out and receive FREE Shipping and Gift Wrapping on ALL Starbooks gift books. 

Check out our new feature! Now you can add your own personal message on a beautifully designed bookplate that we place in the front of the book - something they will always remember you by. What a treasure!

Our gift books are nestled in durable packaging with tissue paper and a gold seal so they arrive just as you would give them. 



Free shipping included up to $8.99 cannot be used with any other offer. 

Offer ends 11/26/18


Finalist Awards given to Starbooks in the USA Best Book Awards 2018! November 19, 2018 15:14

We are very proud to announce that two of our gift books were awarded as Finalists in this years USA Best Book Awards. Check out the links below.

Something So Real by Shannon Kaprive

Category: Spirituality 


Bluffton State of Mind by Marge Agin

Category: Photography

Gary Mullane's Still Standing book featured in Tree Care Industry Magazine November 05, 2018 16:36

Tree Care Industry Magazine November 2018Check out this month's Tree Care Industry Magazine, Gary Mullane and his first book Still Standing, The beauty of Southern Trees are featured on pages 64-66 (Click the magazine image to view)

What a wonderful honor! Thank you to Don Staruk for this article.

Still Standing, contains many lush photographs of different trees throughout the South from Charleston, South Carolina to Biloxi, Mississippi. 

This gift book is beautiful and educational; within the pages, you'll learn about 400-year-old trees and how they have stood the test of time, nature and ourselves.





Pre-order The Mermaid of Hilton Head ships FREE! November 01, 2018 12:25

We are very excited to announce our new release, The Mermaid of Hilton Head a fun, educational and INTERACTIVE children's book just in time for the holidays!

Using your smartphone or tablet you can view videos of the Mermaid and learn about nature conservation. The Mermaid of Hilton Head will take you on an aquatic adventure introducing you to the wildlife in and around the island! 

Click to pre-order and receive FREE shipping! 

Mountain Blue Book Signing Events - North Carolina September 11, 2018 11:17

Mark your calendars to come out and celebrate the beauty of America's Southern Appalachian Mountains

You'll get to meet the photographers AND you can have your books personalized for gifts and for yourself!


Saturday 15th -
Mountain Blue Gallery: 151 Shawnheehaw Avenue, Banner Elk, NC. 2pm4pm
 Facebook Event | Mountain Blue Gallery 

Saturday 22nd - 
Mast General Store: 15 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC. 
Mast General Store - Asheville

 Friday 28th - 
Gravy: 17 West Main Street, Brevard, NC. 5pm-8pm

Gravy Facebook Page

Saturday 13th -
DD Bullwinkel's Outdoors: 60 East Main St, Brevard, NC. 11am-3pm

DD Bullwinkels's Outdoors


Saturday 3rd - 
Highlands Books: 277 N Broad St, Brevard, NC. 11am onwards

Highland Books | Event Info

Friday 23rd - 
Gravy: 17 West Main Street, Brevard, NC. 5pm-8pm
Gravy Facebook Page

For more information on upcoming events and workshops be sure
to visit Saucier Photography's website:

Books and Brunch at Brunch Fest! Saturday 8th September. September 05, 2018 16:17

Come one come all to the Lowcountry Brunch Festival happening this weekend,
Saturday 8th September at Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. 11am - 3pm.

Starbooks will be there with our lovely Author, Shannon Kaprive. She will be on hand to personalize your books.
Come and enjoy some mimosas, music, shopping and of course Starbooks!
We have gift books to suit any occasion and ours are gifts that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Purchase your discounted tickets now:

Limited Time Special Offer! 30% off Finely Feathered August 22, 2018 17:24

Better than any field guide you can purchase!


To celebrate our new releases we have a limited time special offer.

Buy ANY Starbook and get Finely Feathered 30% off!

That's a saving of over $10 on a gift book which features: 

  • Over 250 color photos
  • Thirty-two species of birds
  • Easy to read descriptive text
  • A wonderful addition to any birder’s collection

Simply click the code below and the discount will automatically be added at checkout. 


All you need to do is add books to your cart, so what are you waiting for?

Time to discover the fascinating world of our Lowcountry Marsh and Lagoon Birds.

Book Debut - Still Standing, The beauty of Southern Trees by Gary Mullane August 08, 2018 08:00

Tonight is the night! 

Gary Mullane's book debut of Still Standing, The beauty of Southern Trees. 

Gary will be on hand to sign and personalize your books and you can also check out his original photography that is being exhibited!

Look forward to seeing you there!

All the details are below:

Wonderful comments flooding in for Mountain Blue! August 01, 2018 13:58

Mountain Blue is bringing so much joy to those that now own this new release by photographers Les Saucier and Janet Garrity Saucier we wanted to share some of these testimonials with you! 

"The book speaks so softly that it felt as if I was in the place presented by each page. There was no questioning the 'hidden harmony' from the presence of blending of pictures, written words, and their hearts as if in a magnificent symphony. Not sadness in what I might have missed over recent years, but joy in knowing it is still there to be seen with the heart."  - Mitch C.

"Received your beautiful/wonderful book today. This book took my breath away. Well done! and Spot On."  - Anne M.

"I grew up in the mountains of McCoy, Virginia and wanted a book to share with others that would show what the landscape around the Blue Ridge looks like. This book more than does justice to that part of the country. Thank you so very much for making this available to me and so many others." - Janet R.

"I just got my 2 books in the mail today and after looking at every page, I am truly impressed with the print quality as well as the photography on the pages! You and Les have compiled a phenomenal "Blue Ridge" book for the ages.  This has to rank in the top with Hugh Morton." - Karl C.

Mountain Blue is also receiving great press, check out this feature in the Transylvania Times 

What are you waiting for, purchase your copy of Mountain Blue today and discover the beauty of our Southern Appalachian Mountains!

Celebrate our award-winning home! July 13, 2018 17:35

Celebrate with Starbooks as Hilton Head Island has been voted #1 in the 2018 World's Best Islands in the Continental U.S. in Travel + Leisure for three years in a row!

Read all about it here: 

We are so proud to call this home!

FOR A LIMITED TIME purchase the official Hilton Head Island INTERACTIVE book and receive 30% off Charleston Salt & Iron gift book.

Charleston was awarded the #1 City, we live in a such a beautiful, highly awarded place!

Add both books to your cart with discount code BESTISLAND to redeem this offer.

Hurry it won't be around for long!

See you at the Bluffton Sunset Party on the 19th & 20th July! July 09, 2018 10:57

Summer is in full swing and next week we will be at the Bluffton Sunset Party at Oyster Factory Park to celebrate with you!

You can find out all the details here: 

Tickets Only $5 • children 12 & under FREE.
A percentage of proceeds from the events will go to benefit local Bluffton Charities.

Starbooks make the perfect gift, so come out, enjoy the sunshine and purchase a beautiful gift book for that special someone and yourself! 


Pre-order Gary Mullane's Still Standing, The beauty of Southern Trees July 02, 2018 15:01

You can now pre-order the brand new gift book Still Standing, The beauty of Southern Trees by arborist and photographer Gary Mullane. *Ships FREE when you pre-order by July 31st, 2018.*

We cannot tell you how happy we are to release this wonderfully insightful book that will appeal to everybody.

If like us at Starbooks, you have ever wanted to find out a little more about these fascinating natural beings that surround us in the South, then this gift book will not disappoint. You’ll see 400-year-old trees, and learn how trees adapt, grow and heal in surprising ways. 


Gary Mullane’s journey to becoming an award-winning arborist and nature photographer started at the age of 16 when he began working at his Dad’s tree company. This humble beginning imbued him with a love of trees that inspired him to earn a degree in Arboriculture and Park Management from the University of Massachusetts.

Gary has taken pictures of trees throughout his career to document diagnoses, to analyze damage, and to use in court in his role as an expert witness in tree-related injury/death cases. He found beauty in the “accidental pictures” he took as part of his job, and has now transitioned to taking “intentional photographs” to share as art.

New Releases! New Releases! New Releases! June 01, 2018 12:55

We have been busy bees at Starbooks gearing up for our new releases this Summer. 

We are very excited to announce 3 new titles, 2 of which will be available this month! And if you haven't read the last blog post check out Marge Agin's new photography book Bluffton State of Mind Available now!

So without further ado let's introduce Starbooks next new release.......





Fripp Island, Nature's Masterpiece featuring Forward by Cassandra King, Preface by Barbara Robinson owner of Mango's Island Gifts & Apparel, Introduction by Page Putnam Miller and Historical Essay by Ryan Copeland, Author of the Beauty of Beaufort and The Official Hilton Head Island (Interactive book)

Fripp Island, South Carolina is one of those rare places where great natural beauty is combined with a lifestyle that’s relaxing and exciting. Golf courses and Lowcountry creatures co-exist in harmony that speaks to the soul. This beautiful gift book will resonate with residents and visitors alike. 


We are very excited to announce the release of Mountain Blue the second book Janet Garrity Saucier has published with Starbooks. This gift book is very special as it is a collaboration with her husband Les Saucier.

Mountain Blue features more than 150 stunning photographs, from grand vistas to delicate native flowers. Also find lots of insightful information about the Southern Appalachian Mountains, including their origins, the best places to find rhodos in bloom, the Smokies, the Blue Ridge Parkway (with mile markers) and more.

Janet and Les also offer many different photography seminars and workshops, you can check them out here


Still Standing, The beauty of Southern Trees
Arborist and Photographer Gary Mullane's first book!

Find out more about this highly anticipated gift book in our next blog post!



Bluffton State of Mind, Marge Agin's fourth book, debuts at Mayfest May 23, 2018 00:00

What an exciting (and HOT) day it was at the 40th Anniversary of Mayfest this year. We were particularly eager for this event as it was the debut for Marge Agin's FOURTH book, Bluffton State of Mind 

This new work conveys a sense of what Bluffton used to be like and how it has grown into the extremely popular town it is today. This edition features beautiful black and white photographs as well as the vividly colored images that Marge has become so well known for. 

A notable feature is the special gallery of tipped-on photos in the back of the book, showcasing what we know and love about the area, such as this magnificent creature you see here!

With essays from Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka, Emmett McCracken, Courtney Hampson and Amber Kuehn and illustrations by Doug Corkern this lush, coffee table gift book, is a true celebration of Bluffton, the Lowcountry, and Palmetto Bluff.  

Check out David Lauderdale's article in the Island Packet.

Click here to view the 4-page spread in May's issue of
The Bluffton Breeze
 (Pages 18-21)



Great to meet you at the Savannah Women's Show! April 01, 2018 13:04

Wow! It was so wonderful to meet so many new customers and make new friends at the Savannah Women's Show. It was 3 full days of ladies (and a few men!) shopping, dancing, eating and playing bingo just to name a few of the fun things going on.

Looking forward to our next event when we can be back out in the public with you!