Shop & Sip

Do you like to shop for the holidays at the last minute? We’ve got you covered!
Enjoy a relaxing evening of shopping and sipping….wine or soda….and we will wrap your purchases for you. So, join us on Friday (12/22) evening any time between 5pm and 8pm and we will take care of your last minute shopping needs. Oh, and did I mention that you will have in-store specials for just that evening at the same time?
Click on the link to register so we have plenty of refreshments on hand…thanks.

Byrd’s Books Celebrates our 6th birthday with The Fearless Baker!

TODAY!! Please join us for an afternoon of birthday fun on Sunday December 10th at 1:00pm. as we celebrate Byrd’s Books 6th birthday! Author Erin McDowell (Fearless Baker, Food52 food column) will join us to discuss her book, The Fearless Baker: Simple Secrets for Baking Like a Pro.

If you choose to bake for the event from the book, you will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to Byrd’s Books when you bring your goodie to the event. The author will get the chance to sample your efforts, as will the rest of the group! Boxes will be available for taking home the fruits of your baking efforts. It’s the holidays!! Books will be available October 24th for sale in the store, and through the link below. Boxes can be purchased for a $10 fee, which will be directly donated to DAWS, our local no-kill shelter.

The event is free, but registration is strongly suggested. We reserve the right to limit attendance due to space. Save a spot and register HERE.

About the book:

Read the New York Time article calling the Fearless Baker one of the ten best baking books of 2017!!!

When people see Erin McDowell frost a perfect layer cake, weave a lattice pie crust, or pull a rich loaf of brioche from the oven, they often act as though she’s performed culinary magic. “I’m not a baker,” they tell her. But in fact, expert baking is not at all unattainable, nor is it as inflexible as most people assume. The key to freedom is to understand the principles behind how ingredients interact and how classic methods work. Once these concepts are mastered, favorite recipes can be altered and personalized almost endlessly.

With the assurance born out of years of experience, McDowell shares insider tips and techniques that make desserts taste as good as they look. With recipes from flourless cocoa cookies and strawberry-filled popovers (easy), through apple cider pie and black-bottom creme brulee (medium), to a statuesque layer cake crowned with caramelized popcorn (difficult), and “Why It Works,” “Pro Tip,” and make-ahead sidebars with each recipe, this exciting, carefully curated collection will appeal to beginning and experienced bakers alike.

About the author: 

Erin Jeanne McDowell writes a biweekly baking column for Food52, where she is a Baking Consultant at Large. She is the recipe editor for PureWow and a food stylist for Sift. She has styled desserts for more than sixty cookbooks and dozens of magazine and newspaper articles, as well as for billboard and TV ads. She lives in North Bergen, New Jersey.

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Our 2017 Holiday Catalog is here!

Our Holiday Catalogue is HERE– follow this link to check out these great book ideas for the holidays!!

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 to browse and buy!

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CIDER Monday

hot_apple_ciderAs an alternative to ordering online all day (Cyber Monday), come into the bookstore and spend some time with some real, live people! We will have hot cider and goodies all throughout the day- our first Monday open of the holiday season.
Sure, we will have specials- come in and see!!

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Stress Reduction for the Holidaze

Join Irene Mardal on Wednesday December 6th at 7:00pm, original owner of Take Time Relaxation Center for an evening of simple techniques for reducing stress to help you enjoy the the holiday season.  $10.00 per person.

Irene – Licensed Massage Therapist since 1994, certified in:   Lymphatic drainage & comlete decongestive therapy, Post-secondary instructor , Tai Chi Easy, Infant Massage, and a Reiki Master.
Irene brings the science of anatomy and physiology to understand the importance of mindfulness in a fun, interactive workshop.  Her experience from massage through labor,
infants to Hospice care, Hospital to sports has created a unique look at life and our perception of stress.  Isn’t it time for you to Take Time?
T0 learn more and register, click here.

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An Afternoon of Poetry

In celebration of poetry and poets, please join us for a very special afternoon of poetry readings on Saturday December 9th at 4:00pm.

Some of the poets attending, so far, are: David K. Leff, Phillip Lu, Lisa Schwartz, Sydney Eddison, and more to come!

Light refreshments will be served.

To save a spot, click HERE.

 

Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals

By Nicola Davies. Renowned picture book creators Nicola Davies and Petr Horácek team up for a captivating first look at animals around the world.
Polar bears playing on the ice, tigers hunting in the jungle, and nightingales singing in the heart of the woods — animals are everywhere. In a remarkable collection of poems, children’s author Nicola Davies shares keen observations on wildlife around the world. Sometimes lyrical and sometimes humorous, the poems reveal fascinating facts about animals of every color, shape, size, and origin, from giant blue whales to bats as tiny as bumblebees. Lively, colorful illustrations by Petr Horácek reveal the vast beauty and variety of the animal world in this essential introduction, perfect for even the youngest amateur zoologists.

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A Bookstore Scavenger Hunt on Friday October 6th

We think a little bookstore fun is in order! Join us on Friday October 6th at 6:30pm for a Bookstore Scavenger Hunt while you enjoy a glass of wine (or other beverage) and some light apps. We will have clues for you to find your favorite books in the store. Just purchase your Scavenger Hunt Sheet for $15.00 (to cover the goodies).  To save a spot, click HERE.
Door Prizes, specials and lots of fun!!

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