Bethel's Byrd's Books will host former international journalist Neal Bascomb when its History Book Group reconvenes online on Thursday, June 25 from 7 - 9 p.m.
The evening's gathering will feature a discussion of the New York Times best-selling author's The Escape Artists, the story of the downed Allied airmen who masterminded the breakout from a Germany POW camp. The conversation will also consider Bascomb's writing process and his newest book, Faster.
Byrd's Books owner Alice Hutchinson says, "We have decided to begin author events and book group meetings in the virtual world, so off we go. I couldn't be more pleased to have Neal join our enthusiastic band of history buffs as Byrd's Books continues its efforts - with baby steps, careful steps - to serve and entertain its community."
To register, receive the Zoom link, and purchase The Escape Artists in paperback, click here. There, you may also buy a signed copy of Faster, a race car tale of the unlikeliest of heroes, one who's been banned from the best European teams - and fastest cars - by the mid-1930s because of his Jewish heritage.
Though Byrd's Books is closed to browsing, the shop is currently available by phone and offers curbside pick up from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Additionally, the bookstore has unlocked the front door for touch-free pick-up and payment of your purchases or books can be shipped directly to your home.
Byrd's Books is located at 178 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel, Conn. Fore more information, visit byrdsbooks.indielite.org, or call (203) 730 BYRD (2973).