Coloring Night with Byrd’s Books

Lost OceanByrd’s Books will continue its very popular Coloring Nights once a month across the street at SparkArts. Bring a date, some girlfriends or family! We supply the art supplies, the cheese & cracker, some fruit- all for $15.00. You B.Y.O. Beverage- yes we will have glasses.


The upcoming dates: all are Fridays from 6:30-9:00pm

Friday Jan 22

Friday February 19th

Friday March 11th

Friday April 8th

To register, click here.

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Share the Love on Saturday February 13th at 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of romance with Bethel author Sharon Struth and Connecticut author Terri-Lynne DeFino on Saturday February 13th at 4:00p.m. as we celebrate the release of their latest titles with a signing and a snack!

About Sharon Struth:

Harvest MoonBestselling author Sharon Struth believes you’re never too old to pursue a dream. The Hourglass, her debut novel, is a finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Awards for Best first Book. Her follow-up release, SHARE THE MOON-Book one in the Blue Moon Lake Novel Series-is published by Kensington Books and a Barnes & Noble romance bestseller. The series also includes Twelve Nights (11/15), Harvest Moon (12/15) and Bella Luna (2016).

She writes from the friendliest place she’s ever lived, Bethel, Connecticut, along with her husband, two daughters and canine companion. For more information, including where to find her published essays, please visit or visit her blog, Musings from the Middle Ages & More at
Books will be available at the store for signing.
About Terri-Lynne DeFino:
Seeking CarolinaWriter, cat-wrantler, sparklequeen. My first fantasy novel, Finder, was published by Hadley Rille Books in October, 2010, followed by: A Time Never Lived in 2012, and Beyond the Gate in 2013. October 2015 will see the release of Seeking Carolina (first in the Bitterly Suite Series) from Lyrical, an imprint of Kensington Publishing, and my first attempt at romantic women’s fiction.
(Only books purchased at Byrd’s Books will be allowed at this event)

Maple Syrup Talk & Taste with David K. Leff

Maple SugaringOn Friday February 26th at 7:00pm, join us for an evening of Maple Syrup! Connecticut author David K. Leff will walk us through the differences in maple syrups as we taste the different grades of sweet syrup on waffle pieces! Ever wonder what the differences in “grade” mean? How easy is it to make your own syrup? What time of year is the best for maple syrup? Ask David and taste for yourself!

Space is limited, so click HERE to save a spot!

Healing Without Hurting with Jenn Kozek on March 1st at 7:00pm

Byrd’s Books welcomes Jenn Kozek on Tuesday March 1st at 7:00pm as she discusses her new book, “Healing Without Hurting:  Treating ADHD, Apraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally and Effectively Without Harmful Medications”.

About the book:

CoverUsing her candid parenting experiences with her son as a backdrop, Giustra-Kozek provides others with a practical reference guide for naturally treating ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and their co-morbid conditions such as sleep issues, depression, impulsivity, and anxiety. As both a parent and mental health professional, Giustra-Kozek examines the mistakes some conventional physicians make when it comes to treating these disorders. “Healing Without Hurting” provides a methodical approach to understanding the underlying causes and offers non-pharmaceutical solutions that work.

About the author:

Jenn KozekJennifer Kozek has a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling, and a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Criminal Justice from Western Connecticut State University. She is an accomplished licensed psychotherapist in private practice. She has over 15 years of clinical experience treating clients with an array of health disorders including Asperger’s, depression, anxiety, OCD and ADHD.

To register for this event, click HERE.

BMS In-Store Book Fair March 30, 31, April 1 and 2nd

BMS logoByrd’s Books welcomes the Bethel Middle School for their in-store Book Fair from Wednesday March 30th through Saturday April 2nd.

A special Ladies Night will be Thursday March 31st at 6:30pm.

Secret FilesWe will host authors Stephanie Robinson and Jessica Height on Saturday April 2nd at 1:00p.m.. They are the authors of “The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow” (Delacourte Books for Young Readers)

Students, parents, guardians, friends and teachers are all welcome to shop in support of the BMS P.T.O. Special “Wish Lists” for the teachers will be provided to help add books to the classroom. A percentage of all sales during those days will be given to the BMS P.T.O. in support of students, teachers and programs.

For further information on the Book Fair, please contact the Bethel Middle School P.T.O directly, or call the store at (203) 730-2973




Writing Workshops With Judith Marks-White

writing workshop graphic2Judith Marks-White will continue into 2016 with her great writing workshops. 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 learn how to release your “inner writer” by creating marketable essays by the person who knows you best: yourself.

The dates and times: You may register for one, or all of them (see registration button below). The fee for each workshop is $20.00, which is passed directly to the instructor.

The dates in this series of  seven workshops: (all are Sundays at 3:00pm)

Sunday February 7th

Sunday February 28th

Sunday March 13th

Sunday April 3rd

Sunday April 17th

About the author:

Award-winning Westport News columnist and novelist, Ms. Marks-White has been involved in the design and instruction of creative writing programs in Connecticut, and has taught writing for many years. She was an adjunct Professor of English/Writing at Norwalk Community College for many years where she won Teacher of the Year Award for 2005 “for imparting wisdom with contagious enthusiasm” and where she continues to teach a course in the Art and Marketing of Humor Writing. 

Ms. Marks-White turned her attention to novel writing.  “Seducing Harry” was her debut novel.  Her second novel, is “Bachelor Degree”. Both are published by Random House/Ballantine.  She is presently working on her third novel. Ms. Marks-White lives in Connecticut.

To register for the workshops click here.


Story Time for Little ones Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Story TimeByrd’s Books host a Story Time for little ones at 10 on Wednesday mornings. No registration is required. For weather or holiday cancelations, please check the website and/or our Facebook page.

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