Spring Poetry Series at Byrd’s Books

Byrd's Books celebrates poetry with three opportunities to hear poets read their own work. The dates are Friday March 15th at 7:00pm, Friday April 12th at 7:00pm and Sunday May 19th at 2:00pm. For March we have: Phillip Lu, Jack Powers, Jerry Brooker, David K. Leff, Jen Sage-Robison and Catherine D'Andrea. Series Poets include: Bethel's Poet Laureate Cortney Davis, Newtown's Poet Laureate Lisa Schwartz, Norwalk's Poet Laureate Laurel … [Read More...]

The Hidden Corpse comes to Byrd’s Books!

Join us as we welcome Debra Sennefelder Tuesday April 9th at 7:00pm for a discussion and signing of her book, The Hidden Corpse. About the book: Former reality TV baking show contestant and recent divorcée Hope Early is trying to find her recipe for success as a food blogger--but murder keeps getting in the mix . . .When Hope's elderly neighbor perishes in a home fire, she can't help but feel somewhat responsible. Only the day before, Peggy … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

Attracting Birds By Season

Have you ever wondered what to plant to keep birds coming back to your garden? Did you ever wonder what is their favorite food to plant? Kate Pratt from The Audubon Center at Bent of the River with share with us the secret of favorite bird … [Read More...]

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

By Benjamin Dreyer. Authoritative as it is amusing, this book distills everything Benjamin Dreyer has learned from the hundreds of books he has copyedited, including works by Elizabeth Strout, E. L. Doctorow, and Frank Rich, into a useful guide not … [Read More...]

Poetry Writing Workshop for People Who Are Sure They Can’t Write Poetry

Would you like to write a poem but don't know where or how to begin?  Do you feel some poetic stirrings but are afraid to put pen to paper?  Come join Cortney Davis, Bethel's Poet Laureate, for a fun, easy, non-threatening workshop on Sunday March … [Read More...]

Featured Children’s Books

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

By Neil deGrasse Tyson. From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly—and with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too.This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and … [Read More...]

On the Come Up

By Angie Thomas. This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But it's hard to get your come up when you're labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty … [Read More...]

Where is Antarctica?

Explore Antarctica--the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth--in this adventure-filled title in the Who HQ series. Antarctica, the earth's southernmost continent, was virtually untouched by humans until the nineteenth century. Many famous explorers journeyed (and often died) there in the hope of discovering a land that always seemed out of reach. This book introduces readers to this desert--yes, desert!--continent that holds about 90 percent of the world's ice; showcases some of … [Read More...]

Popular Non-Fiction

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays

By Esmé Weijun Wang Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun … [Read More...]

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

By Pam Houston. The author of Contents May Have Shifted draws on her travels and homestead life in the Colorado Rockies in an essay collection on her ties to nature that explores the symbiotic relationship between humans and the earth. … [Read More...]

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age

By Mary Pipher. The best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia presents a guide to wisdom, authenticity and bliss for women as they age, exploring how the myriad roles and challenges of women can help promote balance and a transcendent sense of well-being. … [Read More...]