Closed due to weather

We are closed Sunday January 20th due to weather conditions. We hope you have plenty of books to read on your snow day!! Our website is open 24/7 for special orders, or you may call the store and leave a message. Remember, our audiobook service Libro.fm has audiobooks that work on all devices, no matter what the weather!

See you on Tuesday when we open regular hours.

Best Children’s Literature of 2018

Please join us Tuesday January 15th as Byrd’s Books hosts Robert Zupperoli as he presents the Best Children’s Books of 2018. This is a comprehensive presentation with slide show and book samples designed for educators and use in the classroom- but wonderful for all adults to learn about some of the best in children’s books of 2018.

About Robert: Robert reviews and writes curriculum for the major publishers of literature for youth and is a career educator.

All are welcome- anyone registering will receive the hand-outs for the evening. Many thanks.

Enough Already! with Elizabeth Trinkaus on Tuesday January 22nd

Join us for a discussion and signing on Tuesday January 22nd at 7:00pm of Enough Already! Yes, You Are: A Step-By-Step Guide to Crushing the Myth That If You Do Just One More Thing, You Will Finally Be Enough by Elizabeth Trinkaus. To save a spot, click HERE.

About the Book: Elizabeth offers real-life solutions for you to get who you really are separate from what you have and do and provides step-by-step tools to help you live in the powerful present. Best of all: Enough Already! will have you living with more joy and satisfaction now, and will bring more creativity and inspiration to all those important dreams. So grab a comfy seat . . . this book is in your hands for a reason.

About the author: Elizabeth Trinkaus is the owner of Pinnacle View, a life-enrichment company. She is a speaker, author, and coach who has been inspiring audiences around the globe for over 25 years. She is a certified trainer for the Canfield Success Principles, Louise Hay Heal Your Life program, and her writing has been included in collections authored by Deepak Chopra and Stephen Covey. Elizabeth resides in Chapel Hill, NC, with her life squeeze, Greg, and their two rescue pups. You can reach her at www.enough.rocks.

Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup For the Soul series) endorses Enough Already HERE

Byrd’s Books Holiday Catalog

We have special books for all of your gift giving this time of year. Each of the links directs you to a description of the book. You are welcome to purchase the book at the bookstore or order directly from our website.

 

CIDER Monday

hot_apple_ciderAs an alternative to ordering online all day (Cyber Monday), come into the bookstore and spend some time with some real, live people! We will have hot cider and goodies all throughout the day- our first Monday open of the holiday season.
Sure, we will have specials- come in and see!!

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1000 Books to Read Before You Die- with wine!

Join us for a festive evening of wine and apps with author James Mustich as we celebrate the release of his book, 1000 Books to Read Before You Die. Book presentation and discussion, casual conversation  with trivia and a book signing. This is the PERFECT holiday or birthday gift for someone else….or just for yourself!

There is no charge, but registration is suggested- to save a spot or reserve a book click HERE. (Yes, we will serve non- alcoholic beverages).

About the book:

The ultimate book for book lovers: the 1,000 must-read books across genres and eras, each accompanied by a thought-provoking short essay on why the book is so essential. Encompassing fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die moves across cultures and through time to present an eclectic collection of titles, each described with the special enthusiasm readers summon when recommending a book to a friend.

“As the owner of a 90-year-old bookselling institution, I am not easily fazed by 1,000 books, but Mustich’s literary bucket list stopped me in my tracks. His expansive scope is coupled with a delightful wit and a perfect eye for the surprise detail. Never again will you have to wonder what to read next. A book you’ll cherish for a lifetime!” 
–Nancy Bass Wyden, Proprietor, Strand Book Store

“If you’ve ever doubted that books were the greatest invention of all time, and that they carry within them our collective memories and dreams, as well as any semblance of intelligence we have as a species, pick up James Mustich’s 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die and start reading.” 
–Ken Burns 

About the author: 

James Mustich began his career in bookselling at an independent book store in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in the early 1980s. In 1986, he co-founded the acclaimed book catalog, A Common Reader, and was for two decades its guiding force. He subsequently has worked as an editorial and product development executive in the publishing industry. He lives with his wife, Margot, in Connecticut.

Byrd’s Books welcomes Bethel’s First Poet Laureate

Please join us for a celebration on Saturday November 10th at 6:30pm honoring Bethel’s first Poet Laureate, Corney Davis. We will hear from the finalists in an informal evening of poetry.
The evening is early enough to go out to dinner in Bethel, should you choose to do so.
Light refreshments will be served and Cortney’s books will be available for sale.

The Kiss of the Sweet Scottish Rain on Wednesday October 24th at 7pm

Join us for a very special author event with Robert McWilliams as he discusses his new book, The Kiss of the Sweet Scottish Rain: A Walk from Cape Wrath to the Solway Firth.

To save a spot, or buy the book, click HERE.

About the book;

From Cape Wrath in the lonely northwest to a muddy estuary overlooking England, The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain takes the reader on a walk across Scotland. For Rob McWilliams-Scots-born but exiled since childhood-the walk is an obstinate ambition, and the start of a new direction in life.

McWilliams crosses wild and beautiful landscapes, meets an ever-changing cast of companions, and passes through communities from remote hamlets to the smiling, but rough-edged, city of Glasgow. Around every corner, he explores Scotland’s turbulent history and unique cultural and natural heritage, from the Gaelic language, to the fearsome Highland midge, and how the Stone of Destiny-an ancient coronation symbol – could now reside in an unassuming Glasgow pub.

Struggling with terrain, injury, atrocious weather, and above all his own fragile confidence, McWilliams weaves into his narrative the threads of his life that led to the journey, and discovers that the rewards of adventure are rarely those that were anticipated.

The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain informs and entertains. As well as a ben or a castle, there is usually a joke just around the next turn in the trail.

About the author: 

Robert McWilliams was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but moved with his journalist father’s job to the south of England at the age of three. Rob graduated from Wadham College, Oxford, with a BA Hons. in Modern History. After university, he worked as a tour guide and English teacher in France and Spain, before joining Reuters news agency in London. Rob spent 16 years at Reuters as a business manager in Hong Kong, Japan, the US, Venezuela and Brazil.

For nearly 20 years, Rob has lived in Connecticut with his wife and daughters, and is now a US citizen. Tired of corporate life, he quit his job to fulfill a stubborn ambition to walk the length of Scotland. He has contributed the Taking a Hike column to local newspapers every month for five years. Taking a Hike placed second in the general column category of the 2017 Connecticut Press Club awards. Rob has also written for A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the Appalachian Trail, and Ctvisit.com. The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain is his first book.

Rob enjoys hiking, and travel off the beaten track. He does consulting work on information privacy, and volunteers with the Nature Conservancy, Appalachian Trail and other outdoor causes.

Small Business Saturday at Byrd’s Books

Join us in Bethel and #ShopSmall this Saturday November 24th. Byrd’s Books will host authors throughout the day who will help you find just the right book, and share theirs with you, as well.
We will have sale specials too!

 

 

 

Authors:
11am: 
Cortney Davis
Jo Ann Simon
Karen Romano Young
1pm:
Janet Ettele
Melanie Nelson Barnum
2pm:
Phillip Lu
Robert McWilliams
3pm: 
Rekka Jay (R.J. Theodore)

Our Holiday Baking Event with Rose Beranbaum!

Please join us for an afternoon of birthday fun on Sunday December 9th at 2:00pm. as we celebrate Byrd’s Books 7th birthday! Author Rose Levy Beranbaum (The Baking Bible, The Cake Bible) will join us to discuss her book, Rose’s Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-By-Step Photos.

If you choose to bake for the event from the book, you will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to Byrd’s Books when you bring your goodie to the event. The author will get the chance to sample your efforts, as will the rest of the group!

Boxes will be available for taking home the fruits of your baking efforts. It’s the holidays!! Boxes can be purchased for a $10 fee, which will be directly donated to DAWS, our local no-kill shelter.

The event is free, but registration is strongly suggested. We reserve the right to limit attendance due to space. Save a spot and register HERE.

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