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Read a story to a cat at Bethel's Byrd's Books, Dec 7

What do authors Ernest Hemingway, Joyce Carol Oates, Mark Twain, Jorge Luis Borge, and T.S. Eliot (spoiler alert) have in common? They've all been singled out as cat lovers. On Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am to 12:00pm, reading to kittens and tabbies will be encouraged as author-centric Bethel’s Byrd’s Books hosts the Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) for a cat adoption morning at the bookstore - and reading a story to a cat is a must-do for cat lovers both young and old. The popular indie bookshop calls the snuggly gathering PAWS to READ. 

Byrd's Books is located at 178 Greenwood Avenue, adjacent to The Toy Room and the nearby landmarked Opera House, across the street from the Bethel Public Library.

Kittens love the attention, so children are especially invited to share a story with them. To sign up for your child to read to an adoptable friend, go to https://conta.cc/2qfbfvR or call Byrd’s Books at (203) 730-2973. The volunteers at DAWS, Bethel’s local no-kill animal shelter, will be on hand to answer questions about cat or pet adoption.

Danbury Animal Welfare Society (daws.org)  promotes responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals, and works toward ending animal overpopulation, keeping homeless pets safe, happy and sheltered. Alice Hutchinson, proprietor of Byrd’s Books, supports DAWS, saying “Together we can make a difference in the lives of animals. When we join in DAWS’ commitment, we bring hope to countless animals in need. We seriously encourage responsible adoption and adding a lovable pet to your family.” (Pictured: Mahogany & Maple: For more pet adoptees, visit daws.org).

Byrd's Books' holiday catalog, providing easy shopping by category, is now available on line by visiting ByrdsBooks.com  Beginning Thanksgiving, holiday hours at Byrd's Books are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm, Thursday, 10:00am to 8:00pm.  On-street parking lines Greenwood Avenue, and municipal parking is available at the Bethel Public Library across the street and at the "Old Train Station" which is where Broken Symmetry now resides. There are private lots nearby as well. For more information, call (203) 730 BYRD (2973). 

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