The Pollan Family Table event for June 22nd is rescheduled to October- TBA

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO OCTOBER: Byrd’s Books welcomes Corky, Lori and Dana Pollan to the Bethel Public Library on Wednesday June 22nd at 6:30 as they discuss their new book, “The Pollan Family Table”.

About the book:

Pollan Family TableIn “The Pollan Family Table,” Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family s best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. Michael Pollan, whose bestselling books have changed our culture and the way we think about food, writes in his foreword about how the family meals he ate growing up shaped his worldview. This stunning and practical cookbook gives readers the tools they need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in their everyday lives and to make great, nourishing, delectable meals that bring families back to the table. family
Standouts like Grand Marnier Citrus Roasted Chicken, Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Chips, and Key Lime Pie with Walnut Oatmeal Crust are easy to make yet sophisticated enough to dazzle family and friends. With hundreds of exquisite color photographs, “The Pollan Family Table” includes the Pollan s top cooking tips and techniques, time-tested shortcuts, advice for those just starting out and market and pantry lists that make shopping for and preparing dinner stress-free. This instant kitchen classic will help readers create incredible meals and cultivate traditions that improve health, well-being, and family happiness.”

Please call the store to save a spot or link HERE to register.

Bethel Summerfest & Sidewalk Sale

sidewalksaleByrd’s Books will be out on the sidewalk and inside the store with specials on both Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th! What a great way to spend a weekend in Bethel- join us!

July is Where’s Waldo month in Bethel!

FWLshotWhere’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 buttons, 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 and independent bookstores all across the country, including Byrd’s Books here in Bethel, for some hide and seek fun as well as to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses.

DSCF5116There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July, ending with a party on July 30th for those who qualify with 20-25 businesses visited on their passport. The “Passport” is available HERE and copies will be available in all 25 locations.

Good luck Waldo hunters!

For more information about hunting for Waldo in Bethel call Byrd’s Books at 203-730-2973.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II book launch party!

Cursed ChildYes, this is a book launch party for the new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II.  Join us at 11:30pm on July 30th as we celebrate J.K. Rowling’s newest addition to the Harry Potter series. Wear your costime, eat some cake, pre-order the book for a raffle ticket to prizes and get your book at 12:01 when it releases on July 31st….:-)

Register to attend and Pre-Order the book for 15% off HERE. Any pre-ordered book gets an additional ticket to take a chance on the many door prizes. Join the fun!

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  workshops: (all are Sundays at 3:00pm, no August)

Sunday May 15th

Sunday June 5th

Sunday June 26th

Sunday July 10th

Sunday July 24th

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.

Facebook Friday Specials

We never know what special we’re going to cook up! The only way to find out – is to “LIKE” us on Facebook!

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