Independent Bookstore Day Saturday April 29th

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. There are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. We will have IBD merchandise, refreshments  have lots of in-store specials available ONLY on that day!! We will have … [Read More...]

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

THIS EVENT IS FULL- thank you for your interest. Please join us when David returns for a book discussion of this book on Thursday June 15th with our Book Group.   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 … [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

The New York Times Book of Crime: More Than 166 Years of Covering the Beat

By Kevin Flynn. For 164 years, TheNew York Times has been a rich source of information about crime, its reporters racing alongside tabloids to track the shocking incidents that disrupt daily life. This fascinating compilation, edited by seasoned … [Read More...]

Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders. A long-awaited first novel by the National Book Award-nominated, New York Times best-selling author of Tenth of December traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the 16th President after the death of … [Read More...]

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors

By George W. Bush. A vibrant collection of military oil paintings and stories by the 43rd President, published to benefit the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, stands as an official tie-in to the exhibition … [Read More...]

CatStronauts 1: Mission Moon

When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the Worlds Best Scientist comes up with a bold plan to set up a solar power plant on the moon. But someone has to go up there to set it up, and that adventure falls to the CatStronauts, the best space cats on the planet! Meet the fearless commander Major Meowser, brave-but-hungry pilot Waffles, genius technician and inventor Blanket, and quick thinking science officer Pom Pom on their most important mission yet! In this … [Read More...]

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

by Deborah Heiligman. A meticulously researched account of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh draws on hundreds of letters written by the master artist that illuminate how Theo supported Vincent throughout the latter's creative and interpersonal struggles. By the National Book Award Finalist author of Charles and Emma … [Read More...]

Grendel’s Guide to Love and War

By A.E. Kaplan. A teen misfit resolves to defeat a local bully who upsets the senior community by constantly throwing wild parties, an effort that is complicated by the teen's father's PTSD, his unrequited feelings for the bully's sister and an existential crisis related to his mother's death. … [Read More...]

This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class

By Senator Elizabeth Warren. The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it. Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America’s middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the … [Read More...]

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand for

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States--winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others--that reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and … [Read More...]

Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage

By Dani Shapiro. The best-selling novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro delivers the most intimate and powerful work of her career: an achingly honest hymn to an imperfect but precious life; a piercing, shattering, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love. Hourglass is … [Read More...]

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