Summer Thursdays in the Downtown

We celebrate summer in Bethel by staying open until 7:00pm on Thursdays and offering specials in six stores from 5:00-7:00pm: 20% of your choice of a book. Just mention the program when you check out.

Byrd’s Books, English Apothecary, Gift Cottage, John Fulton Jewelers, Silver Touch and the Toy Room are the participants.


Byrd’s Books offers 20% off your purchase (5-7:00pm).

Coloring Night at SPARK Arts with Byrd’s Books

ArtistsCome join us as we cross the street to SparkArts for a relaxing evening of coloring on Friday November 20th at 6:30pm– sponsored by Byrd’s Books.

Included in the $15.00 fee: is one pull-out sheet from Joanna Basford’s newest book, “Secret Garden Artist’s Edition: 20 Drawings to Color and Frame” and light refreshments. We will provide colored pencils for you to use. Meet some friends and make an evening of it!

Beverage is Bring-Your-Own! Yes, we will have glasses…

Additional coloring books will be available for purchase in case you would like more coloing fun to take home.

We reserve the right to limit attendance due to numbers- so please call the store to save a spot (203) 730-2973.

The Greatest Brigade

The Greatest Brigade coverThe Greatest Brigade: How the Irish Brigade Cleared the Way to Victory in the American Civil War

By Thomas J. Craughwell

“The Irish Brigade played an important role in many key clashes of the Civil War, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Petersburg. Craughwell (“Stealing Lincoln’s Body”) recounts both the larger picture of each engagement and its significance to the war as a whole and the particular role played by the Irish Brigade. He also intersperses personal stories that reflect the challenges faced by Irish Catholics in their new country, which was in many ways xenophobic and anti-Catholic. VERDICT: This engrossing book will appeal both to Civil War buffs and to those interested in the Irish American experience.” –Library Journal