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 will be judged by Bethel Arts.

ONE winning bookmark will be produced from EACH of the following 5 categories:

Pre-K – 3rd Grades, 4th – 5th Grades6th -8th Grades, 9th -12th Grades and an Adult category!

Note- the size of the space for the bookmark is actually 2 inches wide by 6 inches high.

Click HERE for form.

Artwork and completed entry forms must be returned to Byrd’s Books by Friday May 31st at end of day.






“Voices of Freedom, Resistance & Change” on May 21st at Byrd’s Books

Join us Tuesday May 21st at 7:00pm as we explore books that “Celebrate Black History and The African-American Experience For Youth & Young Adults”. This is a talk and slide show given by Robert A. Zupperoli, Educator and Children’s Literature Consultant.

Do you want more diversity in your classroom literature selection? Do you need to update your classroom selection for Black History Month? Do you personally want to know more about the most recent offerings in multicultural literature? Join us for an evening presentation of the newest and award-winning literature that focuses on black history in the United States.


Free and open to all. Please register to save a spot.

A special 25% off sale will be featured on selected titles for attendees.

Manifest Your Year with Melanie Barnum at Byrd’s Books on June 6th

Join us Thursday June 6th as Byrd’s Books welcomes back Melanie Barnum with her new Book, “Manifest Your Year: Exercises to Make Your Wishes Come True”  To save a spot or save a book, click HERE.

About the book:

Manifest your best life! If you are looking to create a life you’ll love this book is for you. Manifest Your Year gives you 52 simple to use manifestation exercises to bring about all of the changes you want. You need only believe it to achieve it! So often we are afraid or even embarrassed to think we deserve to have what we want–but that time is over! This book will help you discover just how painless it can be to attain exactly what we want and more! What have you been waiting for? This easy to use guide can be used weekly, following the book in the order it was written, or you can pick and choose which positive spell works for you, in the moment, to fulfill your desires. Each exercise has been created by Melanie Barnum, intuitively, to be fun and straightforward, yet effective, to produce the shifts you are hoping for.


About the author:

Melanie Barnum (Bethel, CT) is a psychic medium, intuitive counselor, life coach, and hypnotist who has been practicing professionally for more than fifteen years. She was a VIP Reader at Psych Out, a gathering of the nation’s foremost psychics, organized by Court TV. Barnum is also an Angelspeake Facilitator, a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), and the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT).

Educator Night at Byrd’s Books!

Dear Educators,

We would like to thank you for all that you do with a night just for educators! You are invited to join us Friday June 7th from 5:30pm-8:00pm for a festive evening of a Wine & Cheese reception, discussions with authors, publisher promotions and gifts with a 30% OFF SALE any book in the store.

Registration required, click HERE. We reserve the right to limit attendance due to space.

Very casual, just a chance to visit and talk books!

The sale does not include author event books, special orders or already deep discounted books. 

Please bring school ID if this is your first time visiting Byrd’s Books!

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 just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best foot forward in writing prose. Dreyer offers lessons on the ins and outs of punctuation and grammar, including how to navigate the words he calls ‘the confusables,’ like tricky homophones; the myriad ways to use (and misuse) a comma; and how to recognize–though not necessarily do away with–the passive voice. (Hint: If you can plausibly add ‘by zombies’ to the end of a sentence, it’s passive.) People are sharing their writing more than ever–on blogs, on Twitter–and this book lays out, clearly and comprehensibly, everything writers can do to keep readers focused on the real reason writers write: to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively. Chock-full of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts on the rules (and nonrules) of the English language, this book will prove invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and–perhaps best of all–an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language


By Michelle Obama. An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

The Nature Instinct: Relearning Our Lost Intuition for the Inner Workings of the Natural World

By Tristan Gooley. The New York Times best-selling author of How to Read Water and The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs shows readers how to train themselves so that, ultimately, they can intuit the workings of the natural world without having to stop and think about it.

The President is Missing

By Bill Clinton and James Patterson. As enemies plan an unprecedented attack on American soil, Washington is gripped by uncertainty and fear as rumors spread of a traitor in the cabinet and the president himself comes under suspicion, before he goes missing.

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The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

By Elaine Weiss. An account of the 1920 ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted voting rights to women traces the culmination of seven decades of legal battles and cites the pivotal contributions of famous suffragists and political leaders.

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Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders. New to paper. Traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the sixteenth president after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.