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History Book Group- CANCELED FOR NOW


Our Book Groups (regular and history) at Byrd’s Books meet on Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. each month (see calendar). These are open Book Groups - you are welcome to come if you would like to join us for discussions. For information call: 203-730-2973. We make every effort to have the book available in paper for the Book Groups and choose a hardcover only rarely.

The History Book Group meets the second Thursday of the month- all are welcome that would like to discuss the book.

Any cancellations due to weather will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.  Some of us meet at 6:30 for take-out. Please email Alice ( to join in for the meal before the discussion. 

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812985078
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 16th, 2017

May 14th History Book Group

The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780307338785
Availability: Special Order
Published: Broadway Books - April 14th, 2009

June 11th History Book Group

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143128991
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019

July 9th History Book Group- no August History Book Group

The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062262066
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2015

September 10th History Book Group

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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101972052
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

October 8th History Book Group

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

November 12th History Book Group

Bookmark Contest -now through May 31st

Every year during the month of May we have a summer bookmark contest. Kids and adults design a bookmark of a book they love. We have guest judges choose a winner and runner-up in each of five categories/age groups - then we print 100 each of the winning bookmarks.

The five winners get a $25 gift certificate to Byrd's Books and 25 of their bookmark to give away. We keep the rest. Honorable mentions get a $10 gift certificate.

We use our copies of the bookmarks to give out all summer long!

We are going to start the contest now and go through the month of May, so you have plenty of time. There is one submission per person, and teachers may use them with students, we just need the completed entries by May 31st. Instructions for submitting them are on the entry form. We cannot wait to see your favorite books in art!

                              ENTRY FORM