Alice Hutchinson, owner of Bethel’s Byrd’s Books, and her son Stephen always look forward to the last Saturday in April, when they invite the community to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. A one-day national party that shares the uniqueness of being local, serving as a gathering hub, and encouraging rich conversation, Independent Bookstore Day celebrates what makes an independent bookstore special, including the enthusiasm and sparkle of its decidedly bookworm hosts. , Alice and Stephen are “determined to celebrate books, even though these times are challenging,” says Alice.
Throughout the day, Byrd’s Books will host, in a safe way, several guest readers for story times, guest authors to sign their books and share favorite books from their shelves, make available exclusive books and other items that you can only get on that day, and if the weather is nice, set up activities outside. Byrd’s Books’ Independent Bookstore Day schedule is jam-packed with fun for the entire family and includes the kick-off of Byrd’s Books’ 7th annual Summer Bookmark Contest which runs throughout the month of May.
For details on the Independent Bookstore Day celebration at Byrd’s Books, visit ByrdsBooks.com or call (203) 730-BYRD (2973).