Story Time with Santa

On Saturday December 16th at 11:00am we will host Story Time with Santa. Our friend Santa (Newtown’s Joe Hemingway) will read stories from 11:00-11:30, then he will be glad to have our younger friends get a photo with him.

POSTPONED- Tony Abbott comes to Byrd’s Books for a visit!

CANCELED, Tony had an unexpected family conflict arise, so he will be rescheduling a visit in the New Year. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Join us on Saturday December 16th at 2:00pm as we welcome author Tony Abbott for a visit at Byrd’s Books. The author of so many great books, including the Copernicus Legacy series, the Secrets of Droon series, Lunch Box Dream, and his latest book The Summer of Owen Todd. So drop down to meet the author!


Nan Rossiter & Sharon Struth book signing!

Please join us Saturday December 16th for a double treat as Nan Rossiter and Sharon Struth sign their books from 10:00am – 2:00pm- just in time for holiday shopping! (NOTE: this is a rescheduled time from De. 9th)

Nan’s latest book, Summer Dance, came out this year. “A gripping story of three sisters, of love lost and found, and of a family’s journey from grief to triumph. A sure winner.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on More Than You Know

To save a spot, or pre-order a book, click HERE

Read more about Nan here.

Sharon’s latest book, The Sweet Life, came out this year. “Struth has a gift for layering stories within stories while keeping them all connected.” —Library Journal

Read more about Sharon here.





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Celebrate Morningstar: Growing Up With Books with Ann Hood

Join us Sunday afternoon December 17th at 3:00p.m. for a very special author talk with Ann Hood, author of Morningstar: Growing Up With Books. (rescheduled from October 29th)

This event will fill up quickly, and we reserve the right to limit attendance due to space. To register, click HERE.

About the book:

In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book That Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these beloved novels.

Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn’t foster a love of literature, Hood discovered nonetheless the transformative power of books. She learned to channel her imagination, ambitions, and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks. In Morningstar, Hood recollects how The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment, and The Outsiders influenced her teen psyche and introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality, and madness. Later, Johnny Got His Gun and The Grapes of Wrath dramatically influenced her political thinking, while the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings became headline news and classics such as Dr. Zhivago and Les Miserables stoked her ambitions to travel the world. With characteristic insight and charm, Hood showcases the ways in which books gave her life and can transform–even save–our own lives.

About the author: 

Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, The Obituary Writer, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Review Quotes:

Morningstar is a love letter to the very act of reading and the power of books to light the way. I can think of no better guide than Ann Hood, whose generosity of spirit, courage, humor, gumption, and grace are a powerful reminder that language and story have the capacity to heal, to instruct, and to change our lives. What a mighty little book, so full of heart. –Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion and Slow Motion

From Alice: I have read and loved this book dearly. Maybe I am just the right age to remember just how books defined certain periods of my life, but this book hit all the right makes for me. Read it, you will remember your own past and the books that resonated then.






Writing Workshops

Judith Marks-White will continue through the new year of 2018 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.
We work from provided prompts and write for 20 minutes, share each other’s work then comment to help improve the writer’s material. Although many of our attendees have been published, this workshop serves beginner and advanced writer, alike.

The dates for the series are:

Sunday January 21st, 4-6pm
Sunday February 11th, 4-6pm
Sunday February 25th, 4-6pm
Sunday March 4th,  4-6pm
Sunday March 18th,  4-6pm
Sunday April 15th, 4-6pm
Follow the Facebook post to stay tuned! That is where we might need to cancel due to weather.
 You may register for one, or all of them HERE- just call the store to save a spot (203) 730-2973. The fee for each workshop is $30.00.






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.