We are one of Connecticut’s 10 Best Bookstores!

We made the list! Connecticut magazine has named us one of the 10 best bookstores in Connecticut!

Read the full article HERE.


Byrd’s Books


A relative newcomer on the list, Bethel’s Byrd’s Books opened in 2011 in a 450-square-foot space above the Molten Java coffee shop on Greenwood Avenue, and has since moved to its current 1,300-square-foot location. Owner Alice Hutchinson — her middle name is Byrd — is passionate about highlighting local authors, and about the role bookstores play in local communities. Asked what a local, independent bookstore means for the community, Hutchinson’s answer is simple: “It means survival.”

126 Greenwood Ave., 203-730-2973, byrdsbooks.com


  1. Gerard Brooker says:

    Congratulations, Alice. You so deserve this recognition!

  2. Of course you were!!!

  3. Mary Tichey-Staack says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! They are SOOOOO correct in putting Byrds Books on the list!!!

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