Closed Sunday April 16th

We will be closed Sunday April 16th to allow staff to celebrate the Easter Holiday with family.

Closed due to weather

We are closed Thursday February 9th due to weather conditions. We hope you have plenty of books to read on your snow day!! Our website is open 24/7 for special orders, or you may call the store and leave a message.

Knitting CANCELED

Knitting Night for Tuesday 1/31 is rescheduled to Tuesday February 7th due to the weather. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Pre-Inventory SALE

book-saleBefore we close for four days to take inventory, we are having a big in-store sale from Tuesday January 3rd through Sunday the 8th! No coupons, just great bargains – check out our list HERE, and drop in for some surprises.

(CLOSED Monday 1/9-Thursday 1/12 to take inventory)

Happy Holidays

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All of us at Byrd’s Books wish you joy in this season of good will. We are open December 31st until 4:00pm, closed January 1st, and will re-open to regular hours Tuesday January 2nd at 10:00a.m.

Holiday Catalogue 2016

To see the full list of books in our 2016 Holiday Catalogue, please click HERE. We have put all the latest titles in one place for your holiday shopping.

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Tea with Henry Whiskers on Saturday February 25th at 3:00pm

the-adventures-of-henry-whiskers-9781481465748_hrTHIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY FULL. If  you signed up, you should have received a confirmation of your registration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the store. (203) 730-2973.

 

“Tea with Henry Whiskers” is on Saturday February 25th at 3:00pm. Author Gigi Priebe will join us to celebrate the first book in her new series, “The Adventures of Henry Whiskers”. This event is free, but registration is suggested due to space. Click HERE to register.

Lisa, from UK Gourmet, will be here to share “Fun Tea Tips” and help us learn how to make a proper cup of tea! The “Will & Kate” scones will be supplied by Robin of Daily Fare.

 

About the book:

Henry Whiskers must face his fears and rescue his little sister from the scary Rat Alley in this fun, fast-paced debut chapter book set in Queen Mary’s historical dollhouse at Windsor Castle.

Twenty-five generations of Whiskers have lived in Windsor Castle’s most famous exhibit: Queen Mary’s Dollhouse. For young, book-loving Henry Whiskers and his family, this is the perfect place to call home.

But when the dollhouse undergoes unexpected repairs and Henry’s youngest sister, Isabel, goes missing, he risks everything in a whisker-whipping race against time to save her. His rescue mission will take him to the murky and scary world of Rat Alley, and Henry will have to dig deep and find the courage he never knew he had in order to bring his sister back home.

To read the Publisher’s Weekly review, click here.

About the author:

Gigi Priebe is the mother of three, the founder of Stepping Stones, an award-winning children’s museum in Norwalk, CT and the author of The Adventures of Henry Whiskers, the first in her middle grade series. When she is not writing – or rewriting – she is a philanthropic advisor and community volunteer in Fairfield County, Connecticut where she lives with her husband, a cat named Tigger, a dog named Clover, and probably some mice.

To learn more about Queen Mary’s Doll House, click HERE.

An Afternoon of Poetry

In celebration of April’s National Poetry Month, please join us for a very special afternoon of poetry on Sunday April 2nd at 3:00pm. We have lined up Gail Carson Levine, David K. Leff, Lisa Schwartz, Sydney Eddison, Brian Clements with WCSU MFA alumna Kateri Kosek and WCSU MFA student Ben Chase. Light refreshments will be served.

To save a spot, click HERE.

 

“Buzzed: Beers, Booze, & Coffee Brews” with Erik Ofgang on October 29th at 4pm

Join us at Byrd’s Books as we host Erik Ofgang as he discusses his latest book, “Buzzed: Beers, Booze, & Coffee Brews” on Saturday October 29th at 4:p.m.

About the book:

buzzed-cover-hrBuzzed taps into New England’s burgeoning craft beer industry, longtime coffeehouse culture, and the up-and-coming world of craft distilling. With an everyman perspective and sharp wit, award- winning food and travel writer Erik Ofgang takes readers on a rollicking tour of New England’s booming craft beverage scene. Focusing on craft beverage clusters (areas where breweries, distilleries, and coffeehouses can be found in close proximity to one another), Buzzed tells readers all they need to know about visiting a particular drinking establishment. This travel guide is packed with inside information gathered directly from brewers and distillers, as well as bar trivia facts, historical tidbits, and Ofgang’s smart, humorous observations. Ofgang also suggests side trips, which include must-see museums, walking trails, and the standout attractions that make New England such a vibrant vacation destination.

About the author:

erikofgangwebErik Ofgang is an award-winning writer, musician, and magician whose work regularly
appears in dozens of magazines and news-papers throughout the country, including The
Associated Press, The Hartford Courant, and Connecticut Magazine, where he works as a
staff writer and content curator. He teaches writing at Western Connecticut State
University and is the founding editor of Poor Yorick, a literary journal published by the
university’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program. Early praise for Buzzed calls the unique travel guide lively, detailed, and enthusiastic. “If your goal is to keep your finger on the pulse of all that is New England craft beer, Erik is your lifeblood,” wrote Kevin Mardorf of beerfests. com and CTBeer.com. When Erik is not writing, teaching, or conducting intensive field “research” at breweries or distilleries, he can be found playing bass with the Celtic roots band, MacTalla Mor. He lives in Western Connecticut with his wife and designated driver, Corinne. Although he’s an expert in alcoholic beverages, he prides himself in never having experienced the pain of a hangover. Yet.

This event is free- to save a spot and/or pre-order the book, click HERE.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

fantastic-beastsByrd’s Books celebrates the Friday November 18th book release of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” by opening from 9:00am to 9:00pm on the day of the book release. Yes, bring your wand- refreshments all day! To pre-order a copy at a special price, click HERE.

About the book:

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…
Inspired by the original Hogwarts textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and showcasing a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any film lover’s or reader’s bookshelf.
The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on November 18, 2016.

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