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 .

Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday April 28th

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, refreshments, kids events, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

On Saturday April 28th, all day, we will have special merchandise and store specials throughout the day in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day. The is a Connecticut-wide bookstore passport for $500 worth of prizes (see below).

 

 

 

Also, Libro.fm will be giving away FREE digital downloads to folks who visit us during the day- wow!! Learn more HERE

ALSO, as part of the celebration of the day, Sharon Struth will do a book signing of her latest book, Willow’s Way from 1:00-2:00pm.

About the book:

Willow Armstrong, the once-famous “Queen of Weight Loss” and president of Pound Busters, succumbed to stress eating after her divorce. Now the scandal of getting caught on camera binging on pizza, and the internet-wide mocking of her new curves, may destroy her career. Add in a business advisor who drained her finances, and Willow is out of options-until she learns she’s inherited a house in England’s most picturesque locale, The Cotswolds….

About the author: 

Bestselling author Sharon Struth believes you’re never too old to pursue a dream. When she’s not writing, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail. She writes from Bethel, Connecticut, the friendliest place she’s ever lived along with her husband and dogs. To pre-order the book, click HERE.

In addition, Harmony Verna will be here at 3:00pm to discuss and sign her book, Beneath the Apple Leaves.

About the book:

After a tragic accident leaves a young railroad apprentice severely injured, he leaves Pittsburgh with his aunt and uncle to start life anew on a rural Pennsylvania farm.

About the author: 

Throughout her twenty‑year career in communications, Harmony Verna has worked with all media facets: radio, television, magazines, newspapers, public relations, advertising and marketing. As a freelance writer, she has written scripts for the Food Network and articles for Modern Bride Magazine, Connecticut Woman Magazine and more. Daughter of Australia was a final round selection for the James Jones First Novel Contest. Verna lives in Newtown, Connecticut, with her husband and their three young boys. To save a spot for this author talk, click HERE.

 

In addition, Connecticut Bookstores have a scavenger hunt that could get you a total of $500 in gift certificates to Connecticut’s bookstores! Visit 15 of the 20 store in two days to get qualified!!

Click HERE for the passport and have two days of fun!

Independent Bookstore Day Saturday April 29th

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. There are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. We will have IBD merchandise, refreshments  have lots of in-store specials available ONLY on that day!! We will have in-store specials running throughout the day!

 

Digital Audio for Independent Bookstore Day
In honor of the third annual Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29th, we are giving away five digital audiobooks from Libro.fm, plus two incredible samplers! Audiobooks include the #1 Indie Next Pick, The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck and David Foster Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. How do you participate? Easy. Create your Libro.fm account now and you’ll get an email reminder on April 29th to download the free audiobooks. The offer is only valid on April 29th so sign-up today!

Some of the Independent Bookstore Day items available that day only:

 

 

 

 

Independent Bookstore Day is April 30th

Independent Bookstore Day 2106Independent Bookstore Day is April 30th! Nationwide!

Just what does IBD celebrate?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

Indie bookstores, whether dusty and labyrinthine or clean and well-lighted, are not just stores, they are solutions. They hold the key to your love life, your career, and your passions. Walking the aisles of a good bookstore means stumbling upon a novel from India that expands your heart. It’s encountering an art book that changes the direction of your life. It’s the joy of having a perfect stranger steer you toward the perfect book.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.

Connected UnderneathWe will have author Linda Legters signing copies of her new book, “Connected Underneath” at 2:00p.m. Come meet the author!

 

 

Byrd’s Books will celebrate by having limited exclusive IBD merchandise for sale- beginning THAT DAY!

Some items we will have that day:

Raymie Nightingale $16.99Raymie-IBD

○     A special signed & numbered edition of the new novel by two-time Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo. Includes a special note from Kate.

Neil Gaiman Coloring Book $14.99Neil Gaiman

○     This book features colorable illustrations by Chris Riddell from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline; The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately, the Milk.

A $6 Story from Ann Patchett

○     The first in what is sure to become a favorite IBD series, $6 Story: The Care & Feeding of an Independent Bookstore by Ann Patchett includes three instructive essays and is signed by Ann Patchett. $6book

Bookstore Cats Canvas Pouch $ 14.00 This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch was designed by Out of Print and featuring portraits of real bookstore cats. Bookstore cats

 

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