Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday April 27th!

Byrd's Books is thrilled to participate in the 5th annual Independent Bookstore Day! 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 … [Read More...]

Byrd’s Books brings Irish Whiskey Tasting with author Tim Herlihy to J. Lawrence

Join Byrd's Books on Tuesday April 30th for a ticketed event at J. Lawrence Downtown in Bethel as we welcome author Tim Herlihy, co-author of From Barley to Blarney: A Whiskey Lover's Guide to Ireland. This is a registration-only event. Your $40.00 ticket will include a hardcover copy of the book for signing and a flight of Irish whiskey for sampling during the guided Tasting. The author is providing tasting matts so you can record your … [Read More...]

Featured books & events

Byrd’s Books brings Irish Whiskey Tasting with author Tim Herlihy to J. Lawrence

Join Byrd's Books on Tuesday April 30th for a ticketed event at J. Lawrence Downtown in Bethel as we welcome author Tim Herlihy, co-author of From Barley to Blarney: A Whiskey Lover's Guide to Ireland. This is a registration-only event. Your … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

Spring Poetry Series at Byrd’s Books- Vol. III

Byrd's Books celebrates poetry with opportunities to hear poets read their own work. The last date in the series is  Sunday May 19th at 2:00pm. We will host Donna Marie Merritt, Tony Abbott, Jen Sage-Robison, Gail Carson Levine, Catherine D'Andrea … [Read More...]

Featured Children’s Books

The Pidgeon Needs a Bath Book!

By Mo Willems. The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge. A Mo Willems' fan favorite condensed in a bath book format. … [Read More...]

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime; Stories from a South African Childhood; Adapted for Young Readers

By Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah, the funny guy who hosts The Daily Show, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa, with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child like him to exist. But he did exist--and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. This compelling memoir blends drama, comedy, and tragedy to depict the … [Read More...]

Knights vs. Dinosaurs

Renowned for their courage, their chivalry, and their ability to fight mythical creatures, the Knights of the Round Table must face their most dangerous opponents yet—DINOSAURS! By Matt Phelan. This heavily illustrated middle grade novel from award-winning author and artist Matt Phelan is a hilarious, rip-roaring tale of derring-do perfect for reluctant readers and fans of How to Train Your Dragon and The Terrible Two. Let me tell you a secret about the Knights of the Round Table: they … [Read More...]

Popular Non-Fiction

The Animal’s Companion: People & Their Pets, a 26,000-Year Love Story

By Jacky Colliss Harvey. A unique, compelling exploration of the universal human need for animal companions -- from dogs and cats to horses, birds, house-rabbits, and even exotica such as lizards and snakes -- through the eyes of an historical detective and devoted pet-lover. The earliest evidence of a human and a pet can be traced as far back as 26,000 BC in France, where a boy and his "canid" … [Read More...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Life Lessons from the Dog: 101 Tales of Family, Friendship & Fun

By Amy Newark. (Bethel's Sharon Struth has a story in the book!) You can't help but be changed when you have a dog. They teach us about devotion, loyalty, and the value of living in the moment. They show us how to appreciate every day, and somehow, in those deep eyes, we learn about ourselves as well, becoming better humans.Our canine companions teach us many lessons, from their puppy days to … [Read More...]

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...]

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