Where’s Waldo in Bethel? Look for him July 1st – 31st

Where’s Waldo this July? In Bethel, of course! This July, Waldo is hiding in Byrd’s Books and 24 other Bethel businesses, and it’s your job to find him! Just pick up a Where’s Waldo passport at ANY participating business or print it out here, and start hunting!  Once you’ve found Waldo at 10 different businesses, head back to Byrd’s Books to pick up your prizes — a Waldo sticker and a coupon for $1 off any Waldo book in the store. Waldo … [Read More...]

Byrd’s Books brings Jo Ann Simon to LaZingara

THIS EVENT IS FULL. Please call the store to be placed on the waiting list. Join us as we celebrate the release of Jo Ann Simon's book, "Rose Colored Glasses: A Memoir of of Love, Loss, Hope" at LaZingara on Wednesday June 27th at 6:00pm. This event is registration only. To save a spot, click HERE. About the book:  Life was the best it could be for Jo Ann Simon.  She was happily divorced, with a good job and a full enjoyable life. Then … [Read More...]

Summer Reading Lists 2018

As we get the Summer reading lists from the various schools we will post those from Bethel here, and try to link to the other towns as they are provided to us. We are looking forward to helping you find that perfect summer read! NOTE: if the link does not work, it means the school has not posted the list- just check back in! Bethel High School: click HERE for the online flyer. BHS Reads: click HERE for the online flyer Bethel … [Read More...]

Bookmark Contest Winners 2018

Congratulation to all of our Bookmark Contest Winners!.....and thank you to our judges for their time. Each of you gets 25 copies of your bookmark in print and a $25 gift certificate! PreK-3: Sienna Troetti- Berry School 4-5: Sophia Goncalves- RMT Johnson School 6-8: Isabella Trejos- Bethel Middle School 9-12: Adelina Fardella- Immaculate High School Adult: Kate Broomhead AND congratulations to all of our Honorable … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

Byrd’s Books brings Jo Ann Simon to LaZingara

THIS EVENT IS FULL. Please call the store to be placed on the waiting list. Join us as we celebrate the release of Jo Ann Simon's book, "Rose Colored Glasses: A Memoir of of Love, Loss, Hope" at LaZingara on Wednesday June 27th at 6:00pm. This … [Read More...]

Eric Lehman brings us “Connecticut Vanguards” on July 17th at 7:00pm

On the 163rd Anniversary of Bethel's founding, Eric Lehman will bring us an author talk and signing of his latest book, Connecticut Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers & Their Legacies". Join us Tuesday July 17th at 7:00. To save a spot, click … [Read More...]

Author talk and books signing with Laura Bradford on July 18th at 7PM

Byrd's Books welcomes Laura Bradford as she discusses her new book, Portrait of a Sister, on Wednesday July 18th at 7:00pm. To save a spot, click HERE. About the book: Fraternal twins Katie and Hannah Beiler couldn't be more different. Hannah … [Read More...]

Featured Children’s Books

The Burning Maze

By Rick Riordan. The Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth as the human teenager Lester Papadopoulos, and his demigod friends must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest. Buy Book … [Read More...]

Star Wars Block: Over 100 Words Every Fan Should Know

By Lucasfilm Ltd. A latest entry in the best-selling series takes readers through a tour of the Star Wars films, highlighting popular characters, events and keywords using die-cut shapes and engaging movie-inspired artwork. Movie tie-in. Buy book … [Read More...]

The Space Adventurer’s Guide: Your Passport to the Coolest Things to See and Do in the Universe

By Peter McMahon. It's not just astronauts who get to travel into space anymore. Forward-thinking entrepreneurs have now made space flight a reality for adventure-seekers of all kinds. And just in time, here's a travel guide for kids to plan their own out-of-this-world journeys. Eight potential space vacations are described, one per chapter, complete with information about pre-trip preparations (like training to withstand extreme g-forces), accommodations and dining (hot dogs in zero gravity, … [Read More...]

Popular Non-Fiction

Tin Can Homestream: The Art of Airstream Living

By Natasha Lawyer. Offers inspiration and detailed instructions for those interested in living small by following the story of a couple who build a new life for themselves in an old silver Airstream trailer, including information on buying, decorating and running electric and plumbing in one. Buy book … [Read More...]

Mindfulness, Day by Day: How to find peace in the present moment

By Josh Baran. If you think that enlightenment is reserved for only a chosen few and requires decades of spiritual practice--think again. The awakened state--that place of peace and bliss--is present and available to you, right here, right now, and this is the book that can point you to it. This themed collection of passages by ancient Buddhist sages, Christian and Jewish mystics, … [Read More...]

Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings

By Michelle Knight. A memoir about healing and resilience shares insights into the decade the author spent as a captive as well as the resolve that has led her to become a volunteer and advocate for changes to prevent her experiences from happening to others. Buy book  … [Read More...]

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