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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Abbott brings The Great Jeff to Byrd’s Books May 11th at 3:00pm

Byrd’s Books welcomes Tony Abbot on Sunday May 11th back to Byrd’s Books to talk about and sign copies of his new book, The Great Jeff.

About the book:

Perfect for fans of Gary D. Schmidt comes the companion to the modern classic Firegirl from acclaimed writer Tony Abbott.

Life hasn’t been great for Jeff Hicks. After years at his beloved St. Catherine’s, he’s forced to spend eighth grade in the public middle school, which he hates. He’s no longer speaking to his former best friend, Tom Bender, because of “that burned girl” Jessica Feeney. But worst of all, his family is changing, and it’s not for the better.When his mom comes home announcing that she’s lost her job, Jeff begins to worry about things far beyond his years: How will they pay the rent? Will his absentee dad step up and save the day? Is his mom drinking too much? And ultimately, where will they live?The Great Jeff is a powerful look at the life of a troubled boy who finds his life spiraling out of control. (ages 8-12)

The Great Jeff has received:

Publisher’s Weekly “Noteworthy Novel Sequels March 2019”

A star given to books of special distinction by the The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Goodreads reviews, Kirkus review, Review, and review.

About the author:

Tony Abbott is the author of over a hundred books for young readers, including the bestselling series the Secrets of Droon and the Copernicus Legacy and the novel, Firegirl. Tony has worked in libraries, bookstores, and a publishing company, and has taught creative writing. He has two grown daughters and lives in Connecticut with his wife and two dogs.

Note: One of Byrd’s Books staff pick favorites is Denis Ever After by Tony Abbott!

Bethel Summerfest & Sidewalk Sale

Byrd’s Books will be out on the sidewalk and inside the store with specials on Saturday July 14th! Many books and gifts on the sidewalk Saturday will sell from $1.00-$5.00 with special offers in the store, as well.

Here are some special coupons just for you.

See you then…

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An Afternoon of Poetry

In celebration of poetry and poets, please join us for a very special afternoon of poetry readings on Saturday December 9th at 4:00pm.

Some of the poets attending, so far, are: David K. Leff, Phillip Lu, Lisa Schwartz, Sydney Eddison, and more to come!

Light refreshments will be served.

To save a spot, click HERE.

 

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