Nightbird BooksThe public is invited to the Nightbird Books Feed the Bird Sale, 7:00-9:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27. The shop is at 205 W, Dickson St. in Fayetteville, Ark.

All books will be discounted at least 10 percent, and many will be discounted as much as 50 percent. There will be door prizes, and the shop will be giving away piles of advance reader copies of books.

Ben Bedford (website opens with sound) will be playing music throughout the evening as part of the store’s new partnership with Hembree House Concerts. There will be a $20 cover charge, to be split between the musician and Nightbird Books.

What’s behind the live-music shopping soiree? Summer and fall 2010 were not good for Nightbird. We were back on track for the holidays, but still came up short for the year, and all these snow days have only added to the problem. So it needs to sell some books soon!

Nightbird has been the congenial host of the Ozark Poets & Writers Collective for some time, and we are glad to help by sending the word out. It is an independent bookstore. The evening’s title, “Feed the Bird Sale,” refers to the aviary for which the store is famous. The store also features the bhk cafe, open the same hours as the shop.

The bookshop’s management notes, “Because the goal of the evening is to bring in cash, I won’t be ordering in lots of copies of the current bestsellers. However, I will happily extend the sale prices to prepaid purchases that we need to order from the warehouse.”