These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. -Gilbert Highet

Saturday, April 4th - 2PM - Author Signing with Marie Bostwick - The Second Sister

Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey’s boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson’s Bay, her small, close-knit, Wisconsin hometown. An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson’s Bay where she lived a quiet, but rich, life. Lucy, meanwhile, left and never looked back. But now, to meet the terms of Alice’s eccentric will, Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister’s cottage before she can inherit it. There she discovers a trunk filled with exquisite quilts made by her sister and mysteriously inscribed “To Maeve”, a name Alice never mentioned.  Read more...

 

Saturday, April 4th - 4PM - Children's Author Signing with Rosemary Wells - Max & Ruby

Put Max & Ruby in your Easter basket! Rosemary Wells will sign copies of her beloved children’s books in the Max and Ruby series, as well as her new book, Use Your Words, Sophie! at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Saturday, April 4th at 4:00 pm. Read more...

 

 

 

Friday, April 10th - 5PM - The Hickory Stick's Not-So-Secret Readers' Society Discusses The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Our book club is open to all (suggested age: 8-12) and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and join in on the discussion! Questions? Please call 860-868-0525. A riveting middle-grade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Read more...

 

 

Saturday, April 11th - 2PM - Author Signing with Gregg Mangan - On This Day in Connecticut History

Ever wonder how PEZ candies got their name? Are you aware that Mark Twain entertained many famous people at his home in Redding CT charging the male visitors $1 per visit as a donation toward the construction of a town library? Did you know that Rentschler Field was an airstrip where Pratt & Whitney tested their engines, which were originally developed by Frederick Rentschler? Through short, concise essays which range from celebratory to critical, Gregg Mangan chronicles some of the most fascinating as well as some lesser known episodes in Connecticut history. Read more...

 

 

Sunday, April 12th - 2PM - Author Signing with David DeWitt - Handwriting Analysis: Discover Your Own Vocational/Career Potential

More than ever, young people enter today’s competitive job market realizing that they have little idea of which occupations will be personally and professionally rewarding to them. It is not uncommon for people to move from job to job multiple times, desperately seeking a “career” that works for them. Read more...

 

 

Saturday, April 18th - 5PM - Meet Author Jan-Philipp Sendker - Whispering Shadows

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a Meet an Author at 5 event on Saturday, April 18th at 5pm. Join us as author Jan-Philipp Sendker discusses his latest book Whispering Shadows. Your ticket to the event includes a book, catered refreshments and discussion time with Jan-Philipp Sendker - all for the price of the book. A book signing will follow the discussion. Read more...

 

 

 

Monday, April 20th - 6:30PM - The Hickory Stick Book Club Discusses Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Our book club is open to all and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and join in on the discussion! Questions? Please call 860-868-0525. This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. Read more...

 

 

 

New Releases

Becoming Steve Jobs

The Stranger Heretic The Book of Wanderings What Comes Next and How to Like It

Me Being Me Is Exactly As Insane As You Being You

 

New In Paperback

Flash Boys The Escape The Power and the Glory Learning to Walk in the Dark Mind of Winter The Heaven of Animals

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Authors

Sarah Albee - Why'd They Wear That?

Bob Mandel - Apples: Pick Any One Any Day

Nancy Anne Miller - Somersault

Sue Reich - WWI Quilts

John Vaillant - The Jaguar's Children

Nancy Tafuri - Daddy Hugs

Terry Walters - Eat Clean Live Well

 

The Pollan Family - The Pollan Family Cookbook

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