The Lion in the Living Room on Thursday December 8th at 7:00pm

the-lion-in-the-living-room-9781476738239Author Abigail Tucker joins us on Thursday December 8th at 7:00pm for a discussion of her new book, “The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World”.

About the book:

A lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts.
House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the Internet, where a viral cat video can easily be viewed upwards of ten million times. But how did cats accomplish global domination? Unlike dogs, they offer humans no practical benefit. The truth is they are sadly incompetent rat-catchers and pose a threat to many ecosystems. Yet, we love them still.
To better understand these furry strangers in our midst, Abby Tucker travels to meet the breeders, activists, and scientists who ve dedicated their lives to cats. She visits the labs where people sort through feline bones unearthed from the first human settlements, treks through the Floridian wilderness in search of house cats on the loose, and hangs out with Lil Bub, one of the world s biggest feline celebrities.
Witty, intelligent, and always curious, Tucker shows how these tiny creatures have used their relationship with humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet. The appropriate reaction to a cuddly kitten, it seems, might not be aww but awe.

About the author: abby-tucker

Abigail Tucker was the first ever staff writer for Smithsonian magazine, where she remains a contributor. She previously wrote for The Baltimore Sun. Her work has been featured in the Best American Nature and Science Writing. The first word of both of her daughters was cat.

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Cookie Swap with “Dorie’s Cookies” author Dorie Greenspan

dories-cookiesWhat better way to celebrate Byrd’s Book’s 5th Birthday than with a COOKIE SWAP on Sunday December 11th at 2:00pm! Dorie Greenspan will discuss her new book, “Dorie’s Cookies” in celebration of the day.
If you bake cookies from the book to bring to the event,  you will get a $20.00 Gift Certificate to spend in the store as you like! Bring cookies, get cookies, how cool is that?!

Want to take cookies? We have boxes to fill for $10.00- a suggested donation to DAWS (Danbury Animal Welfare Society- our local no-kill shelter)

Either way, we get to visit with Dorie Greenspan and she gets to see her cookies made by others- and we get to sample them and take some home- what fun!!
About the author: dorie
Inducted into the James Beard Foundation s Who s Who of Food and Beverage in America, DORIE GREENSPAN is the author of “Around My French Table, ” a “New York Times” bestseller that was named Cookbook of the Year by IACP; “Baking Chez Moi;” and “Baking: From My Home to Yours,” a James Beard Award-winner.She lives in Westbrook, Connecticut, New York, and Paris.”

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