“Greeting, Reading & Eating” with David Leite on Sunday April 23rd at 5:00pm

Byrd's Books welcomes back author David Leite in celebration of his memoir, "Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression" on Sunday April 23rd at 5:00pm (6:00pm light fare served- prepared by David). For those of us who were fortunate enough to attend David's author talk on his last book, "The New Portuguese Table" we got a preview of this new, wonderful book. Registration required. Released by Harper Collins April … [Read More...]

1984 Book Discussion

So much has been said of "1984" by George Orwell of late, that I thought it time to discuss the book. We will gather Thursday March 9th at 7:30. All are welcome! Yes, we have copies! … [Read More...]

American Library Awards 2017

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature: “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” written by Kelly Barnhill, and published by Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing Newbery Honor Books “Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan,” written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan, and published by Atheneum Books … [Read More...]

Join the celebration of Karen Romano Young’s new book, “Hundred Percent”

Join us for a very special afternoon on Saturday August 27th at 4:00pm as we celebrate the release of Karen Romano Young's newest book, "Hundred Percent". We will celebrate with readings from her book performed by middle schoolers. Light refreshments will be served. All ages welcome! About the book: The last year of elementary school is big for every kid. In this utterly honest, equal parts funny and crushing, novel perfect for boys and … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

Books For Living

From the author of the best-selling and beloved The End of Your Life Book Club--a wonderfully engaging new book: both a celebration of reading in general and an impassioned recommendation of specific books that can help guide us through our daily … [Read More...]

100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

Bees, along with other pollinators, are essential to food production and ultimately human life, and their survival is in critical peril. One of the simplest ways we can help ensure their future is by providing and protecting the plants they thrive … [Read More...]

George Lucas

Traces the story of the man behind such blockbuster franchises as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, offering insight into the challenges he overcame and his influential legacy … [Read More...]

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

By Sherri Duskey Rinker At last—here from the team behind the beloved international bestseller comes a companion to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site—this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small! Down in the big construction site, the crew faces their biggest job yet, and will need the help of new construction friends to get it done. Working as a team, there's nothing … [Read More...]

Princess Tales Around the World: Once upon a Time in Rhyme With Seek-and-Find Pictures

By Grace MacCarone Retellings in verse of some of the world's best known fairy tales with illustrations that contain hidden objects for the reader to find. From Rapunzel to Scherazade to the Little Mermaid, Once-Upon-A-Time meets Seek-and-Find in this beautifully detailed picture book from author Grace Maccarone and illustrator Gail de Marcken. ONCE UPON A TIME… A princess laughed, A princess sang, Another made a trade. One told stories, One was kind, Another … [Read More...]

Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White

By Melissa Sweet Presents an account of E.B. White's life and career through personal letters, photographs, family ephemera, and original artwork, while offering glimpses into the origins of his iconic works. … [Read More...]

Atlas Obscura

It’s time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that’s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, … [Read More...]

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World

By Peter Wohlleben. Draws on up-to-date research and engaging forester stories to reveal how trees nurture each other and communicate, outlining the life cycles of "tree families" that support mutual growth, share nutrients and contribute to a resilient ecosystem. Illustrations. … [Read More...]

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

By Margot Lee Sheerly. An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes. … [Read More...]

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