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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 stickers, book coupons and more. In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and … [Read More...]

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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 stickers, book coupons and more. In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and … [Read More...]

Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings

By Sue Monk Kidd From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world – and it is now the newest Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty "Handful" Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century … [Read More...]

Fairfield County

Byrd’s Books brings “Fairfield County Chef’s Table” to LaZingara Ristorante

Both the August 6th and August 13th dates are sold out. Please join us at Bethel's "2014 Best Restaurant", LaZingara Ristorante, for an evening of fine food, a book signing, an author talk...and a recipe to go! We will gather at the restaurant at 6:30 on Wednesday August 13th (August 6th is sold out) when Amy will discuss her book. Byrd's Books is excited to welcome Amy Kundrat to LaZingara for a discussion of her new book, "Fairfield … [Read More...]

Featured INDIE Bestsellers

RainbowRowell

Landline

By Rainbow Rowell From New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell, comes a hilarious, heart-wrenching take on love, marriage, and magic phones. Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it's … [Read More...]

Toledo

How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky

By Lydia Netzer Lydia Netzer, the award-winning author of Shine Shine Shine, weaves a mind-bending, heart-shattering love story that asks, "Can true love exist if it's been planned from birth?" Like a jewel shimmering in a Midwest skyline, the … [Read More...]

CareManagementLies

The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War

By Jacqueline Winspear By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained – by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, … [Read More...]

the GIVER

“The Giver” Discussion Groups

Please join us on Thursday August 7th for a discussion of Lois Lowry's book, "The Giver". The student discussion group will be at 4:00 p.m. and adult discussion group will be at 7:00p.m. You can choose the time when you register. Since the movie comes out on August 15th, we felt a discussion of the book would be important, particularly since the book unfolds before a 12-year-old Jonas and the … [Read More...]

Unwanteds

The Unwanteds

By Lisa McMann A riveting middle-grade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter." When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill. Each year, all the thirteen-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Wanteds get more schooling and train … [Read More...]

TruthAboutAlice

The Truth About Alice

By Jennifer Mathieu Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask "anybody." Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last … [Read More...]

WarWhales

War of the Whales

War of the Whales: A True Story by Joshua Horwitz Two men face off against an all-powerful navy – and the fate of the ocean's most majestic creatures hangs in the balance. "A gripping, brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American national security and the kings of the oceans." –Bob Woodward War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who … [Read More...]

UnrulyPlaces

Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

By Alastair Bonnett A tour of the world's hidden geographies – from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts – and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today At a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite's remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, it's hard to imagine there's any uncharted ground left on the … [Read More...]

My Salinger Year

My Salinger Year

By Joanna Rakoff Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and … [Read More...]

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