The move, summer reading, etc.

We will be moving down the street the end of August. Meanwhile, we are still right in the middle of Summer Reading Mode! Come in, check out our great new reads and the kid's school summer reading books. Our "All About the Move" page is here. Our summer reading page is a here. … [Read More...]

Making Comics in Antarctica with Karen Romano Young

Please join us Wednesday September 12th at 7:00pm at Byrd's Books for a very special evening with Karen Romano Young as she shows us slides of her Arctic Log and shares her journey with us to the ends of the Earth. About the author: Read more about Karen from her website, Twitter, Instagram. Please note: this will be held at our new address at 178 Greenwood Ave. To save a spot click HERE. Light refreshments. Karen's website. … [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

The President is Missing

By Bill Clinton and James Patterson. As enemies plan an unprecedented attack on American soil, Washington is gripped by uncertainty and fear as rumors spread of a traitor in the cabinet and the president himself comes under suspicion, before he goes … [Read More...]

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

By Elaine Weiss. An account of the 1920 ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted voting rights to women traces the culmination of seven decades of legal battles and cites the pivotal contributions of famous suffragists and political … [Read More...]

Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders. New to paper. Traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the sixteenth president after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.  Buy Book … [Read More...]

Featured Children’s Books

Alpaca Lunch

By Jennifer Churchman and John Churchman.  Buy Book … [Read More...]

Not One Damsel in Distress: Heroic Girls from World Folklore

By Jane Yolen. An uplifting collection of strong-heroine folktales from around the world features artwork by the award-winning illustrator of Chato's Kitchen and includes the stories of medieval knight Bradamante, Chinese serpent slayer Li Chi and Sioux warrior Makhta.  Buy Book … [Read More...]

The Lost Continent

By Tui Sutherland. After finding another continent on the planet, the dragons discover a new tribe. Buy Book … [Read More...]

Popular Non-Fiction

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

By Pema Chodron. An American Buddhist nun explains how to become compassionate and fearless by accepting the pain in individual lives in their present state through the study of fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist sayings. Buy Book   … [Read More...]

Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

By Condoleezza Rice. From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom. "This heartfelt and at times very moving book shows why democracy proponents are so committed to their work...Both supporters and skeptics of democracy promotion will come away from this book … [Read More...]

Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump

By Dan Pfeiffer. A former White House director of communications and current co-host of Pod Save America explores how politics, the media and the internet changed during the Obama administration and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era.  Buy Book … [Read More...]