Making Comics in Antarctica with Karen Romano Young

Please join us Wednesday September 12th at 7:00pm at Byrd’s Books for a very special evening with Karen Romano Young as she shows us slides of her Arctic Log and shares her journey with us to the ends of the Earth.

About the author:

Read more about Karen from her websiteTwitter, Instagram.

Please note: this will be held at our new address at 178 Greenwood Ave.

To save a spot click HERE.
Light refreshments. Karen’s website.

Harry Potter Party at our new location!

Join us in our new location for a 20th Anniversary celebration of the launch of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Friday September 14th from 5-7:00pm. We will have activities, crafts with the The Toy Room, door prizes, give-aways and light refreshments. Shhh, we have a signed poster of the new covers to give away, so don’t miss it!
Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) has created all new covers for the series in celebration of the anniversary and we will have them on hand. Never fear- the original illustrations are still inside the book, these are just the new covers.
So, come in costume and have some wizarding fun with us! To pre-order the new covers, and have them waiting for you, click HERE.

Where’s Waldo in Bethel? Look for him July 1st – 31st

Where’s Waldo this July? In Bethel, of course!

This July, Waldo is hiding in Byrd’s Books and 24 other Bethel businesses, and it’s your job to find him! Just pick up a Where’s Waldo passport at ANY participating business or print it out here, and start hunting! 

Once you’ve found Waldo at 10 different businesses, head back to Byrd’s Books to pick up your prizes — a Waldo sticker and a coupon for $1 off any Waldo book in the store. Waldo hunters who get their passports stamped or signed at 20 or morebusinesses are invited to attend our Where’s Waldo party, which will be held on Tuesday July 31st at 6:00pm at Byrd’s Books. If you get 20 or more stamps/signatures, you’ll also have the chance to enter the grand prize drawing for the complete Where’s Waldo boxed set! The drawing will be held at the Where’s Waldo party on Tuesday at 31st at 4:30. (Note: this year the top two prizes MUST be present to win).

Ready to start looking? HERE is a link to the passport that you can use beginning July 1st.

For our Where’s Waldo page click here.

 

Magic Tree House Passport to Adventure Summer Camp Activities

We will host two afternoons of themed summer camp activities based on the well loved Magic Tree House series. The themes are Animals, Nature, Sports and Heroes. Each afternoon will be an hour long and participation is free. Please register to save a spot for your child -so we do not run out of supplies.

The two day are Thursday July 26th and Friday August 3rd each at 4:00pm (8/3 is a Food Truck Friday). Each camp session includes crafts and activities.

 

Bookmark Contest Winners 2018

Congratulation to all of our Bookmark Contest Winners!…..and thank you to our judges for their time.

Each of you gets 25 copies of your bookmark in print and a $25 gift certificate!

PreK-3: Sienna Troetti- Berry School

4-5: Sophia Goncalves- RMT Johnson School

6-8: Isabella Trejos- Bethel Middle School

9-12: Adelina Fardella- Immaculate High School

Adult: Kate Broomhead

AND congratulations to all of our Honorable Mentions! you each get a $10.00 gift certificate to the store!

Honorable Mention: PreK-3- Abrar Karim

6-8: Lilly Carter- BMS and Rachel Greene-BMS

9-12: Celia Preveza- Immaculate High School

Adult: Michaela Beaudry

NOTE: we had SO many entries from all the categories- this was a very tough year to choose. We had 87 entries in the middle school category alone-wow!

We are closed July 4th

Byrd’s Books is closed July 4th, and will re-open to regular hours on Thursday July 5th. Enjoy the holiday!

Bethel Summerfest & Sidewalk Sale

Byrd’s Books will be out on the sidewalk and inside the store with specials on Saturday July 14th! Many books and gifts on the sidewalk Saturday will sell from $1.00-$5.00 with special offers in the store, as well.

Here are some special coupons just for you.

See you then…

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Byrd’s Books Summer Bookmark Contest- May 1st-31st

Design a bookmark inspired by your favorite book! You could win a Gift Certificate for $25.00 and 25 of your bookmarks in print for you to give to friends and WE will pass out the five winning designs all summer! The contest runs the month of May and will be judged by Bethel Arts.

ONE winning bookmark will be produced from EACH of the following 5 categories:

Pre-K – 3rd Grades, 4th – 5th Grades6th -8th Grades, 9th -12th Grades and an Adult category!

Note- the size of the space for the bookmark is actually 2 inches wide by 6 inches high.

Click HERE for form.

Artwork and completed entry forms must be returned to Byrd’s Books by Thursday May 31st at end of day.

 

 

 

 

The Spring Poetry Series at Byrd’s Books

Byrd’s Books winds up our Spring Poetry Series on May 18th-  we found we needed the inspiration that only poetry can bring- join us and be enriched!

 

May 18th at 7:00pm:   

POETS: Amy Nawrocki, Cortney Davis, Emily Carney and  Jerry Brooker
To register for May 18th,  click here.

These events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.

Free Digital Audiobooks from Libro.fm and Byrd’s Books

Audiobooks give you the ability to listen to great books, anytime and anywhere. Byrd’s Books has partnered with Libro.fm to offer monthly memberships and a special Bookstore Day offer on Saturday, April 28th, to thank you for your support.

Independent Bookstore Day offer includes 5 free audiobooks + two samplers including the #1 Indie Next Pick, Tangerine by Christine Mangan. Create your Libro.fm account now so you will be ready to get your free audiobooks on April 28th…then come celebrate with us at the store!

Learn more about Independent Bookstore Day and share this offer from Byrd’s Books with your friends and family here .

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