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Bethel Business of the Year 2015

We have been awarded Business of the Year 2015 from the Bethel Chamber of Commerce. What an honor, thank you so much! Bethel is the best town to live in and have a  business! “Local residents understand the uniqueness of our downtown and how important it is to preserve it,” said Alice Hutchinson, the owner of Byrds Books - a business now in its third year. “The downtown has always been a special destination, and now that people are starting to … [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 … [Read More...]

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s. Our Book Group will discuss Go Set a Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird on Thursday September 17th from 7:30-9:00p.m. … [Read More...]

Sae Turtle

Sea Turtle Rescue: All About Sea Turtles and How to Save Them

Inspiring young animal lovers to get up close to sea turtles and the real-life challenges they face is what Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue is all about. Kids can connect their love of animals with their passion to help save them, discovering amazing true adventure stories, gorgeous photography, hands-on activities, fascinating information, and more. This introduction to sea turtles provides in-depth information about their habitats, challenges, and … [Read More...]

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Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the … [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 … [Read More...]

Marriage opposites

The Marriage of Opposites

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro the Father … [Read More...]

What Pet

What Pet Should I Get?

A never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss follows the adventures of a sister and brother who can't seem to make up their minds while trying to choose their first pet at the pet store, in a story that includes an editor's discussion about Dr. Seuss' creative process, his pets and the discovery of his latest manuscript. … [Read More...]

AB See

A B See

A sumptuously illustrated, graphic alphabet book features engaging search-and-find activities that invite children to find hidden objects corresponding with each letter on intricately detailed spreads. … [Read More...]

golden specific

The Golden Specific

The eagerly-awaited sequel to the best-selling The Glass Sentence -- a historical, fantastical adventure perfect for fans of Philip Pullman! It is the summer of 1892, one year since Sophia Tims and her friend Theo embarked upon the dangerous adventure that rewrote the map of the world. Since their return home to Boston, she has continued searching for clues to her parents’ disappearance, combing archives and libraries, grasping at even the most slender leads. Theo has apprenticed himself to … [Read More...]

Sae Turtle

Sea Turtle Rescue: All About Sea Turtles and How to Save Them

Inspiring young animal lovers to get up close to sea turtles and the real-life challenges they face is what Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue is all about. Kids can connect their love of animals with their passion to help save them, discovering amazing true adventure stories, gorgeous photography, hands-on activities, fascinating information, and more. This introduction to sea turtles provides in-depth … [Read More...]

Pirate Hunters

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

Traces the high-stakes quest of John Mattera and Shadow Divers' Chatterton to find the lost pirate ship of Joseph Bannister, discussing their teamwork with technology-eschewing Tracy Bowden and the story behind Bannister's elusive treasure. … [Read More...]

Typhoid

The Theft of Memory

In a riveting biography that reads like a crime novel, a Sibert Medalist and Newbery-Honor winner uncovers the true story of Mary Mallon, a.k.a. Typhoid Mary, one of the most notorious and misunderstood women in American history. (yes, it is a book for 9-11 year olds, but it is awesome!) … [Read More...]

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