Mystic Summer

Author Hannah McKinnon returns to discuss her latest book, “Mystic Summer”

I just love discussing books with the author! Hannah McKinnon returns to discuss her latest book, "Mystic Summer", the sequel to "Lake Season". Join us on Wednesday June 29th at 7:00. About the book: Returning home to seaside Mystic, Connecticut, after her seemingly perfect life unravels, Maggie Griffin, expecting to find comfort in family and familiarity, instead runs into a young man from her past whose life has taken a turn that puts her … [Read More...]

Pollan Family Table

The Pollan Family Table event for June 22nd is rescheduled to October- TBA

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO OCTOBER: Byrd's Books welcomes Corky, Lori and Dana Pollan to the Bethel Public Library on Wednesday June 22nd at 6:30 as they discuss their new book, "The Pollan Family Table". About the book: In "The Pollan Family Table," Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family s best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local … [Read More...]

Millers Valley

Miller’s Valley

By Anna Quindlan (signed copies) Coming of age in a dwindling 1960s farming community in eastern Pennsylvania, Mimi struggles with profound family secrets and the pain of falling in love with the wrong person against a backdrop of dynamic historical periods. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Object Lessons. … [Read More...]

the Inventors

Join us for an evening with Peter Selgin on Saturday June 4th at 6:30pm

Welcome home Bethel native Peter Selgin as he joins us to reveal his new book, The Inventors: A Memoir on Saturday June 4th at 6:30p.m. About the book: "This book is mainly about two men who were very important to me. "The first was there at my conception; the second came along 13 years later. Both men shaped my personality . . . "The first man was my father, Paul Selgin, who, it so happens, was an inventor. The second was my eighth … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

July is Where’s Waldo month in Bethel!

Where's Waldo? In Bethel of course.  The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including … [Read More...]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II book launch party!

Yes, this is a book launch party for the new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II.  Join us at 11:30pm on July 30th as we celebrate J.K. Rowling's newest addition to the Harry Potter series. Wear your costime, eat … [Read More...]

Coloring Night with Byrd’s Books

WE NEED TO CANCEL FRIDAY JUNE 10th: Byrd's Books will continue its very popular Coloring Nights once a month across the street at Spark Arts. Bring a date, some girlfriends or family! We supply the art supplies & some great snacks- all for … [Read More...]

Summer Reading lists 2016

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! Bethel High School: click HERE for the online flyer. Bethel Honors/AP list: click HERE for the online flyer. Bethel Middle School Reading list: click HERE. Reed Intermediate School, Newtown, click HERE. Immaculate High School, Danbury, click HERE. Joel … [Read More...]

The Wild Robot

By Peter Brown Initializing for the first time on a remote island where she is all alone, Roz the robot learns survival strategies from the island's hostile animals and finally gains acceptance when she cares for an orphaned gosling. By the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Creepy Carrots!. … [Read More...]

Raymie Nightingale

Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds while outmaneuvering a drama queen and a saboteur who become her unlikely friends and allies during a painful challenge. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Tale of Despereaux … [Read More...]

On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody’s Favorite Games

by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine Did you know that James Naismith invented basketball as a way to keep his students indoors during the cold Massachusetts winter? Or that many of the Southerners who began racing stock cars got their early driving experience escaping police while running moonshine? On the Origins of Sports is jam-packed with these compelling tidbits of information tailor-made for … [Read More...]

Valiant Ambition

By Nathaniel Philbrick. Presents an account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. … [Read More...]

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

Places the improbable life of Great Famine orator and revolutionary hero Thomas Francis Meagher against a backdrop of Irish-American history, detailing his leadership during Irish uprisings, service with the Irish Brigade and achievements as the territorial governor of Montana. By a National Book Award-winning author Timothy Egan. … [Read More...]