Byrd’s Books is closed Sunday April 21st

We are closed Sunday April 21st in order to spend the Easter holiday with family. We extend our best wishes to you this weekend, whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, Palm Sunday or simply enjoy the beautiful spring day. We will se you when we re-open on Tuesday.

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 get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

 

Some of the exclusive Independent BookstoreDay merchandise:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signings:

SIGNINGS: James Smith will be at the store from 1:00-2:30pm to sign his book, “Opinionated Women in the Land of Steady Habits”. Sharon Struth will be here from 2:30-4:00pm to sign her chapter of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the Dog: 101 Tales of Family, Friendship & Fun”

 

SPECIAL ITEMS: On Saturday April 27th, all day, we will have special merchandise and store specials throughout the day in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day.

FREE LISTENING: Also, Libro.fm will be giving away FREE digital audiobooks to folks who visit us during the day- wow!! Learn more by asking at the store.

CT BOOK CRAWL: In addition, Connecticut Bookstores have a scavenger hunt that could get you a total of $850 in gift certificates to Connecticut’s bookstores! Visit all 17 stores in two days to get qualified!! (see details below).

Connecticut Book Crawl RULES AND PRIZES:

• This event takes place over IBD weekend (Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th) during each bookstore’s business hours.

  • Participants can pick up a passport at any of the 17 bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day.
  • Participants must visit ALL bookstores to qualify for the passport prize and gain entry to win a Grand Prize.
  • No purchase is required to participate.
  • Each participating bookstore will issue an original stamp/sticker in the passport during your visit.
  • Upon completion of the passport, a bookseller at the final stop will review the stamps and confirm your eligibility to win. You will be asked to fill out a form with your contact information, which will be used to mail Passport Prizes and for entry into the Grand Prize.

• Participants can finish their passport at ANY of the stores and are welcome to keep their passports.

Passport Prize: A coupon from each of the 17 participating stores for 20% off a purchase on a future visit (some exclusions apply). Awarded to everyone who completes the passport by visiting ALL 17 participating bookstores!

Grand Prize: One $50 gift certicate to each of the 17 participating bookstores (a $850 value), awarded to five, randomly-drawn Passport Prize winners.

Click HERE for the passport and have two days of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Byrd’s Books!

Byrd’s Books is a general bookstore that carries only new titles, with a special focus on  Connecticut authors, poets, publishers and illustrators. Additionally, we carry greeting cards, gifts, take special orders and offer gift cards of any value. We will have exciting author events throughout the year.  Events are posted regularly on the website and our Facebook page.

Byrd’s Books is located at 178 Greenwood Avenue, directly across from the Bethel Public Library. Parking is on-street parking, with public lots at the Library and the “Old Train Station” where Broken Symmetry now resides. There are several private lots in the area as well.

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