July 3rd, 2019
Byrd's Books will be CLOSED July 4th
Byrd's Books July Newsletter
July is a very busy month at Byrd's Books. The summer fun ranges from events that include stories of true crime, poetry, healthy eating, a writing workshop, the Sidewalk Sale, Where's Waldo in Bethel? and a Battle of the Books.

Whew! I love summer with all the new and favorite books. With all this going on we know we'll see you soon!

Where's Waldo the month of July

Thank you for your support of independent bookselling,
Alice Byrd Hutchinson
Upcoming Events
Peter Houlahan July 9th
Join us  Tuesday July 9th at 7:00pm with Connecticut author Peter Houlahan as he discusses and signs his new book,  Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History Read more ...
Amy Nawrocki & Eric Lehman
Join us for a very special evening on  Friday July 12th at 7:00pm  with returning authors Amy Nawrocki and Eric Lehman as they discuss each of their latest books,  Mouthbrooders  
and   Great Pan is Dead . Read more ...
Two Authors,
Healthy Eating!
On Sunday July 14th, Byrd's Books brings Erik and his father, Dr.Harry Ofgang, to  Taproot Restaurant  for an evening of delicious, healthy eating and a double author talk! Read more ...
Battle of the Books!
with James Mustich
The 1,000 Books Battle of the Books  is for five passionate readers each to make a case, in front of a live audience, for a book they think should be on everyone’s "To Be Read" list. At the end of the “battle,” the audience votes for the book they most want to read or reread, a winner and runner-up are declared! Read more ...
New books in hardcover and paperback
A new book from the author of Chocolat

"Compelling, captivating, incredibly moving,  The Strawberry Thief  whirls you into a thrilling world you will never forget . . . A perfect novel that shimmers with brilliance and truth"
~ Kate Williams
From the  New York Times -bestselling author of  Matterhorn  and  What It Is Like to Go to War , a rich family saga about Finnish immigrants who settle and tame the Pacific Northwest, set against the early labor movements, World War I, and the upheaval of early twentieth-century America
Self-care is daily nourishment that gives us a fighting chance to minimize illness, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Central to the idea of self-care is the idea that taking care of yourself is not selfish and offers essential ways to stress-proof your body and mind. 
In this beautiful little book, Suzy offers 30 self-care practices for the reader to choose from depending on what they need.  
New for kids:
The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him. (ages 4-7)
Nibbs the mouse wants to give Bruce a big fun day! But Bruce does not like big fun days--not one bit. This brand-new tale captures the humor of the Mother Bruce picture book series while helping children transition from listening to books read aloud to reading a story themselves.
(ages 2-5)
In 1900, the shapeshifting guardian of North Carolina's Biltmore estate faces deceptively dark and terrifying forces that make her question her own senses and whom she can trust. (ages 8-12)
What we are reading in our Book Groups
HISTORY BOOK GROUP: Meets Thursday July 11th
at 7:30pm - all are welcome

"For anyone who dreams of lost times and places--and who doesn't?--this is the book. Revelatory, chilling, creepy, and alive with deadly snakes and insects bearing incurable disease, it's high adventure at its best, and all true."
Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and The Devil in the White City
Meets Thursday July 18th
at 7:30pm - all are welcome

"Written with deep empathy and vivid characters who feel true to life,  Little Fires Everywhere  is a captivating, insightful examination of motherhood, identity, family, privilege, perfectionism, obsession, and the secrets about ourselves we try to hide." 
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Future Events
Sunday July 14th, 3:30pm: Writing Workshop - call store to save a spot (203) 730-2973. $15.00 per person.
Saturday July 20th: Bethel Summerfest & Sidewalk Sale
Wednesday July 31st, 5:30pm: Where's Waldo Wrap-Up Party