Book signing with Anne O’Brien Carelli

We welcome Anne O'Brien Carelli to Byrd's Books for a signing and discussion of her new book, Skylark and Wallcreeper on Saturday October 20th at 1:00pm. To pre-order a book for signing, click HERE. About the book: Carelli alternates contemporary and historical fiction in this novel about 12-year-old Lily and her 80-year-old, French-born maternal grandmother, Collette. The contemporary story, told by Lily, takes place in New York City over … [Read More...]

Book signing with Anne O’Brien Carelli

We welcome Anne O'Brien Carelli to Byrd's Books for a signing and discussion of her new book, Skylark and Wallcreeper on Saturday October 20th at 1:00pm. To pre-order a book for signing, click HERE. About the book: Carelli alternates contemporary and historical fiction in this novel about 12-year-old Lily and her 80-year-old, French-born maternal grandmother, Collette. The contemporary story, told by Lily, takes place in New York City over … [Read More...]

Summer Reading Lists 2018

As we get the Summer reading lists from the various schools we will post those from Bethel here, and try to link to the other towns as they are provided to us. We are looking forward to helping you find that perfect summer read! NOTE: if the link does not work, it means the school has not posted the list- just check back in! Bethel High School: click HERE for the online flyer. BHS Reads: click HERE for the online flyer Bethel … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

The Kiss of the Sweet Scottish Rain on Wednesday October 24th at 7pm

Join us for a very special author event with Robert McWilliams as he discusses his new book, The Kiss of the Sweet Scottish Rain: A Walk from Cape Wrath to the Solway Firth. To save a spot, or buy the book, click HERE. About the book; From … [Read More...]

Our Holiday Baking Event with Rose Beranbaum!

Please join us for an afternoon of birthday fun on Sunday December 9th at 2:00pm. as we celebrate Byrd’s Books 7th birthday! Author Rose Levy Beranbaum (The Baking Bible, The Cake Bible) will join us to discuss her book, Rose's Baking Basics: 100 … [Read More...]

Writing Workshops

Writing Workshops at Byrd's Books We have two to choose from: Sundays with Judith Marks-White or Tuesdays with Linda Chiara! SUNDAY AFTERNOONS from 3:30-5:30pm: This workshop is with Judith Mark-White. This is a very casual, all-skills-level … [Read More...]

Featured Children’s Books

Louisiana’s Way Home

By Kate DiCamillo. Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return. … [Read More...]

Miles Morales: Spiderman

By Jason Reynolds. "Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you're on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins." Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he's Spider Man. But lately, Miles's spidey-sense has … [Read More...]

It’s the End When I Say It’s the End

By Stephen Pastis. The creator of the acclaimed comic strip, Pearls Before Swine, presents a latest laugh-out-loud entry in the best-selling series that began with Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. … [Read More...]

Popular Non-Fiction

The Fifth Risk

By Michael Lewis. The best-selling author of Liar's Poker presents a narrative account of the post-2016 election chaos that took over Washington to reveal how a small number of uninformed Trump appointees are triggering devastating world consequences. … [Read More...]

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

By James Mustich. A celebration of the reading life by the co-founder of the acclaimed A Common Reader presents a cross-genre, historically representative compendium of 1,000 forefront works of literature, complemented by essays on each book's particular relevance. … [Read More...]

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

By Maxwell King. Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously. … [Read More...]

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