June 12, 2018 @ 1:01 PM

Missy Gold from Mr. Don Shoes will be at Bartons Toys on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 from 11:00 - 3:00 to fit little feet headed to dance camps.   She'll be fitting tap, ballet, jazz shoes, leotards and tights.

Please join us!


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June 3, 2018 @ 1:25 PM

The Eco Green Dog books are for kids written and illustrated by kids, one of whom is Caroline Combs, a local teenage author.   It shows the ways to care for pets and what a big responsibility they are.   Your child will learn how to make a difference in the world just like the kids in this book did! 

Please join us on June 9 to welcome Caroline for her first book signing at the shop.  She'll be signing her books from 10-2.  

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May 30, 2018 @ 12:33 AM

Missy Gold from Mr. Don Shoes will be fitting children's shoes on Friday, June 1 from noon to 4.  She'll also be bringing recital goods like tights and shoes.
And...on Saturday June 2 from 10-4, Missy will be fitting ladies white shoes for church and taking special orders for all your needs.   Don't miss out on her fantastic shoe sales! 

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April 27, 2018 @ 5:30 AM

We are pleased to welcome Sally Smith who wrote the first Charleston children's book called Rosebud Roams Charleston.  Rosebud is a simple country horse who dreams of the city, so she roams around Charleston meeting friendly people and seeing the sites.   Ms. Smith is a local author and artist, and will be signing books on Saturday, May 5 from 10-2.  Please come.






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April 14, 2018 @ 1:09 AM

Tami Boyce, author of Owen the Octopus, will be joining us on Saturday, April 21 from 10-2.   She will be reading from her book at 11 - don't miss it! 

Come meet the creator of amazing, awesome Owen who wants to fly.   Please join us!

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March 17, 2018 @ 4:13 AM

Local Author Jan DiRuzzo will be signing her Lily the Mermaid books on March 24.    
Please join us between 10 and 2 to meet her.   She's a fascinating person and just returned from a two year stint as a Peace Corp volunteer.   We've missed her and we're excited to welcome her back.

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March 3, 2018 @ 6:08 AM

As many of you know our next door neighbor, Mr. Don's Shoes, has closed its physical doors and moved to a new business model involving online sales and pop-up locations.   We are happy to announce that Bartons Toys will be one of the locations that owner Missy Gold will be using to showcase her new spring shoes.
She will holding a trunk show with us on March 10 and March 17 from 10-4.
Please stop by to say hello, grab some spring shoes and shop for some Easter goodies!

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March 3, 2018 @ 1:11 AM

We are pleased to host Silhouette Artist, Lena Bengtson on Saturday, March 10.  

She has 30 years experience in the European embellished style of creating silhouettes which means the finished image is not just a black and white profile, but includes extra hair and clothing detail.   She can create baby, children and adult silhouettes - or a combination - from a live sitting or a side view photograph.  

Please contact us now to set up your personal 15-minute appointment or to drop off a photo for her to work from.  

These make beautiful and thoughtful gifts for Easter.


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December 2, 2017 @ 1:05 AM

Julie McLaughlin, author of the Mr. Gator books, is joining us for the first time on Saturday, December 9 from 10-2.  

We are pleased to have her - the Mr. Gator books are local favorites.   

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November 25, 2017 @ 1:52 AM

We are happy to announce that Dr. Peter Cotton will be signing his Fred the Snake series of books on Saturday, December 2 from 10-2.   Peter's been so busy that we are lucky to get him for this special signing.   Please join us.

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