Join us for the book launch of “I Love You, Michael Collins” Saturday July 8th at 2:00pm

Please join us for the book launch of Lauren Barat-Logsted’s later book, “I Love You Michael Collins” on Saturday July 8th at 2:00pm. You can register HERE.

About the book:

It’s 1969 and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U.S. history: men landing on the moon. Ten-year-old Mamie’s class is given an assignment to write letters to the astronauts. All the girls write to Neil Armstrong (“So cute!”) and all the boys write to Buzz Aldrin (“So cool!”). Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who will come so close but never achieve everyone else’s dream of walking on the moon, because he is the one who must stay with the ship. After school ends, Mamie keeps writing to Michael Collins, taking comfort in telling someone about what’s going on with her family as, one by one, they leave the house thinking that someone else is taking care of her–until she is all alone except for her cat and her best friend, Buster. And as the date of the launch nears, Mamie can’t help but wonder: Does no one stay with the ship anymore? With I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS, Lauren Baratz-Logsted has created a heartwarming story about family and being true to yourself.

Cake will be served! (read the book to understand why!!!)

About the author:

Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of over 25 books for adults, teens and children, including the popular nine-book series The Sisters 8, which she created with her husband and daughter. Before becoming a writer, Lauren was an independent bookseller, Publishers Weekly reviewer, freelance editor, sort-of librarian, and window washer. She lives in Danbury, Connecticut, with her family and their cat, Yoyo. She still remembers watching the astronauts land on the moon.

Small Business Saturday at Byrd’s Books- November 26th

DigitalBannerDon’t just Shop Small for our books, gifts & greeting cards. Shop Small for your community. When you Shop Small this Nov 26th you help Bethel’s downtown thrive!

Byrd’s Books will have authors in the store throughout the day. They will be here to discuss and sign their books.
The schedule, so far:
10am-12pm: David K. Leff (Canoeing Maine’s Legendary Allagash: Thoreau, Romance, and Survival of the Wild)

12 noon -2pm: Karen Romano Young (Hundred Percent, Sea Turtle Rescue) Karen will be making bookmarks with children and families)

2pm-4pm: Jack Stetson (The Life and Times of the Great Danbury State Fair) and Erik Ofgang (Buzzed: Beers, Booze, & Coffee Brews).

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DAWS will wrap your purchases for tips from 11-4pm

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday coupons here

Becca and the Prisoner’s Cross

Becca-Tony AbbottA follow-up to Wade and the Scorpion’s Claw finds studious language expert Becca suffering from mysterious blackouts that allow her to see the time of Copernicus, where she receives coded messages about a next relic.

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