Why Bob Dylan Matters

By Richard F. Thomas. A Harvard classics professor and expert on Bob Dylan expands on his popular seminar in a meditative examination of the musician’s enduring influence, sharing insights into Dylan’s formative experiences against a backdrop of western and classical literature.

Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair

By Sara Sheridan. An official tie-in to the PBS show “Victoria” draws on letters, diaries, and insights into royal history to chart Victoria and Albert’s surprisingly modern marriage, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By Caroline Fraser. A comprehensive historical portrait of Laura Ingalls Wilder draws on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and official records to fill in the gaps in Wilder’s official story, sharing details about her pioneer experiences.

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The Magic Misfits

By Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Azam. A middle-grade debut by the beloved actor and best-selling author of Choose Your Own Autobiography follows the experiences of a young New England street magician who teams up with other talented street kids to protect their community from a greedy crime boss.

The Story of Arthur Truluv

By Elizabeth Berg. “Truluv is a moving novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find their way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetary, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur’s nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life’s most precious momentsare sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to an untraditional but loving family. Betrayal, loneliness, romance and family are at the heart of this honey of a book, a must-read for fans of Elizabeth Berg’s early work. This is a story about life being affirmed at all ages, old and young, and about finding hapiness when hope seems lost. Readers will laugh, cry, and love Truluv”–

Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

By Cullen Murphy. A poignant, half-century history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School, written by the son of the Rockwell-trained artist behind the popular strips Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt, explores the achievements and pop-culture influence of period artists in the aftermath of World War II.

The Caldera

By John Flanagan. Returning home for the annual warrior competition, Hal and the Herons are reunited with someone from their past and embark on a high-risk mission to rescue the Empress’s son from pirate kidnappers.

Winterfest (11/24) and Small Business Saturday with Indies First (11/25)

Winterfest takes place in Bethel’s downtown throughout the day on Friday November 24th. To learn more about the schedule for the day check out here.

#ShopSmall in Bethel on Small Business Saturday-Saturday November 25th.

Here is a link to the page to tell you about all the special sales and events of the day!

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Our 2017 Holiday Catalog

Byrd’s Books Holiday Catalog is here!

Here is the link.

 

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Whichwood

By Mafi Tahereh. Laylee, thirteen, is nearly worn out from washing and packaging corpses for the Otherwhere and being shunned by villagers when two strangers, Alice and Oliver, arrive determined to help.

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