"A signed book is the perfect gift," says owner Alice Hutchinson of Bethel's Byrd's Books, "and a wonderful stocking stuffer for young and old alike." To encourage a visit to the popular shop's extensive collection of children's and young people's books, Alice is hosting authors Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson on Tuesday, December 18th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm, when they'll discuss and sign their books, "The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow" and "Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library". Jessica and Stephanie are popping over from writing workshops at the Bethel Middle School to share how they came to write the adventures of young sleuths Fairday, Lizzy, and Marcus, how they got their ideas, and for those who are curious...what's coming next.
The event is free; reservations are encouraged. To RSVP, click here.
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.
In "Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library", the authors ask: What happens to stories when words get eaten? The Detective Mystery Squad - Fairday, Lizzy, and Marcus - is ready to investigate and take off on a sticky trail and tumble into Nowhere. Like Alice in Wonderland, Fairday finds herself in a world where nothing makes sense and the lines of reality are blurred. The three sleuths discover amazing things about themselves as they unlock the Talking Library. The Fairday Morrow books are aimed to entertain ages 9 to 12.
To find out more and the authors and their classic detective stories, click here
While at Byrd's Books, be sure to pick up a copy of their 2018 holiday catalog and in the spirit of the season, pull a name out of the store's "wish bowl" to give a gift to a reader through Bethel Social Services.
Through New Year’s Day, Byrd's Books will be open on a holiday schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00am to 6pm; Thursdays, 10:00am to 8:00pm; and Sundays, 12 noon to 4pm. Note the shop hours on Monday, December 24th are 10:00am to 3:00pm; Wednesday, December 26th, 12 noon to 6:00pm; and Monday, December 31st, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Byrd's Books will be closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th, and New Year's Day, January 1st, 2019.
Byrd's Books' new location has on-street parking. Municipal parking is available at the Bethel Public Library across the street and the "Old Train Station" which is where Broken Symmetry now resides. There are private lots nearby.
For more information, go tobyrdsbooks.com or call (203) 730 BYRD (2973).