bookmarks

Byrd’s Books Summer Bookmark Contest

Design a bookmark inspired by your favorite book! You could win a Gift Certificate for $25.00 and 25 of your bookmarks in print for you to give to friends and WE will pass out the five winning designs all summer! ONE winning bookmark will be produced from EACH of the following 5 categories: K - 3rd Grades, 4th - 5th Grades, 6th -8th Grades, 9th -12th Grades and we have added an Adult category! Note- the size of the space for the bookmark … [Read More...]

bookmarks

Byrd’s Books Summer Bookmark Contest

Design a bookmark inspired by your favorite book! You could win a Gift Certificate for $25.00 and 25 of your bookmarks in print for you to give to friends and WE will pass out the five winning designs all summer! ONE winning bookmark will be produced from EACH of the following 5 categories: K - 3rd Grades, 4th - 5th Grades, 6th -8th Grades, 9th -12th Grades and we have added an Adult category! Note- the size of the space for the bookmark … [Read More...]

Orphans Inheritance

Orphan’s Inheritance

"Aline Ohanesian draws from her family's own dark history to create a tender, powerful story of love and reclamation. "Orhan's Inheritance" is a breathtaking and expansive work of historical fiction and proof that the past can sometimes rewrite the future." --Christina Baker Kline, author of "Orphan Train" … [Read More...]

COVER

Come listen to the poetry of Phillip Lu on Saturday July 11th at 4:00p.m.

Please join us for a special chance to hear and discuss the poetry of Phillip Lu on Saturday July 11th at 4:00p.m.. This fifth book of poetry from Phillip Lu, An Alternate Anticipation, is written in both English and Chinese. Lovely and lyrical, this poetry reading is an afternoon not to be missed. About the author: Born in China in a peasant family, left home at the age of 12 to find work, then joined Artillery Youth Training Regiment. … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

Big Top Burning

Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth

Please join us Friday June 5th at 7:00p.m. for an exciting evening of history, pictures and discussion with Laura Woollett for the Book Launch of "Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and the Greatest Show on Earth" all … [Read More...]

Lake Season

Hannah McKinnon brings us The Lake Season on Friday June 19th

Byrd's Books welcomes Hannah McKinnon on Friday June 19th at 7:00p.m. as she shares the stories behind her new book, "The Lake Season". About the book: Set in the weeks leading up to an idyllic New England wedding, this "enticing and … [Read More...]

Faster than light

Poetry with Marilyn Nelson Saturday June 20th at 4p.m.

We are honored to host former Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut Marilyn Nelson on Saturday June 20th at 4:00p.m. for a poetry reading at the bookstore.  Her latest book, Faster Than Light is described as conjuring numerous voices and … [Read More...]

New Wave Summer reads

Bethel Summer Reading lists

We will add links to the Bethel Schools' Summer Reading lists as soon as we get them. For your convenience, we will carry many of the titles in stock. If we do not have the book, it is very easy to order it and get it into the store in a few days time. Bethel High School Summer Reading list is here. The reading list for BHS Honors and AP can be found here. Bethel Middle School list is: 6th:  -Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper -The Contract, by Derek Jeter -Wonder, by R.J. … [Read More...]

Fly!

Fly!

A charming read-aloud picture book about learning to be yourself, filled with movement and including a page with fun facts about bugs! Fly can’t wiggle like a worm. He can’t jump like a grasshopper. And he can’t swing like a spider. Don’t give up, Fly! Keep trying, and with a little help from your garden friends, you’ll find your own special talent. From acclaimed illustrator Karl Newsom Edwards, this is a story about self-discovery through perseverance that encourages toddlers to get up … [Read More...]

Island Doctor Libri by Chris Grabenstein

The Island of Dr. Libris

Spending a summer at a lakeside cabin belonging to the mysterious Dr. Libris, Billy is astonished when he hears sounds of adventures in progress whenever he opens one of Dr. Libris' books. By the best-selling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. … [Read More...]

Gret War

The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War

Combines evocative photographs and illustrations in a treasury of stories by 11 international writers that were inspired by artifacts connected to World War I. Illustrated by the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning artist of A Monster Calls. A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories … [Read More...]

YogaGirl

Yoga Girl

Part self-help and part memoir, Yoga Girl is an inspirational, full-color look at the adventure that took writer and yoga teacher Rachel Brathen from her hometown in Sweden to the jungles of Costa Rica and finally to a paradise island in the Caribbean that she now calls home. In Yoga Girl, she gives readers an in-depth look at her journey from her self-destructive teenage years to the bohemian … [Read More...]

Dead Wake

Dead Wake

The #1 New York Times best-selling author of In the Garden of Beasts presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle. Includes two maps. … [Read More...]

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