Art Young COVER

“Art Young’s Types of the Old Home Town” book launch has been postponed to Saturday February 14th at 2:00p.m.

DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14TH AT 2:00p.m. Join us as we’ll celebrate the first ever publication of the lost and last manuscript of the “Dean of American Cartoonists” (a 40 year resident of Bethel Conn.), Art Young! "Types of the Old Home Town" is a fond memory of small-town America, through illustrations and writings about characters or “types” such as The Lamp Lighter, The Village Grouch, Our … [Read More...]

Writing Workshop graphic

Writing Workshops With Judith Marks-White

Judith Marks-White has been conducting a great series of writing workshops at the store, so here we have scheduled several more! They fill up quickly so register here early! The classes will function as workshops where you will be introduced to style, technique, tricks of the trade, and critiques of your work as you create a publishable piece of writing targeted to the current markets. Once again, join Judith Marks-White at Byrd's Books and … [Read More...]


The Remedy for Love

The Remedy for Love By Bill Roorbach FINALIST FOR THE 2014 KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION "A flat-out funny, sexy, and poignant romantic thriller." They're calling for the "Storm of the Century," and in western Maine, that means something. So Eric closes his law office early and heads to the grocery store. But when an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in line comes up short on cash, a kind of old-school charity takes hold of his … [Read More...]

Psychic Abilities

Melanie Barnum’s latest book, “Psychic Abilities for Beginners: Awaken Your Intuitive Senses”

We were thrilled to have Melanie Barnum return with her latest book, "Psychic Abilities for Beginners: Awaken Your Intuitive Senses" on Thursday January 22nd at 6:30. About the book: There's more to this lifetime than the naked eye can see, and "Psychic Abilities for Beginners" is the perfect guide to this unseen knowledge. When you develop your psychic skills, you will increase your confidence, stimulate your potential, and expose the … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

Writer to Writer hc

Byrd’s Books welcomes Gail Carson Levine to the store on Saturday February 7th at 11:00 a.m. for a Writer’s Workshop- for kids!

Byrd's Books is thrilled to host a Writer's Workshop with Newbery-Honor winning author Gail Carson Levine- for KIDS!!! We celebrate the release (Dec.23, 2014) of Gail Carson Levine's second book on writing, Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink, … [Read More...]



Moriarty By Anthony Horowitz The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch … [Read More...]

Nora Webster

Nora Webster

By Colm Toibin Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, … [Read More...]


Unbroken (Young Readers’ Edition)

Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand The #1 New York Times bestseller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos, as well as exclusive content, In Conversation, with Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini. "Every young … [Read More...]


The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

Comes with an audio CD! The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit By Emma Thompson Emma Thompson sends Peter Rabbit to the fair! A fair has come to the Lake District! And Peter and Benjamin are forbidden to go. Driven by their ever-insatiable curiosity, the rabbits sneak into the fair to have a look-around. Mesmerized by all the activity, the rabbits stand incredibly still, watching. … [Read More...]


Shooting at the Stars

Shooting at the Stars Written & illustrated by John Hendrix Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on the front lines during World War I who experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve. In a letter home to his mother, he describes how, despite fierce fighting earlier from both sides, Allied and German soldiers ceased firing and came together on the battlefield … [Read More...]


The Wild Truth

The Wild Truth By Carine McCandless "The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety." — In the more than twenty years since the body of Chris McCandless was discovered in the wilds of … [Read More...]


Small Victories

Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace By Anne Lamott From the bestselling author of Stitches and Help, Thanks, Wow comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It's an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, … [Read More...]


33 Artists in 3 Acts

33 Artists in 3 Acts By Sarah Thornton The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells the story of the artists themselves how they move through the world, command credibility, and create iconic works. 33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thornton's beautifully paced, … [Read More...]