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Friday, April 28 - 5-7pm - Youth Poetry Open Mic Night - SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 28TH

In honor of National Poetry Month, The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a Youth Poetry Open Mic Night on Friday, April 28th from 5-7pm with a special guest appearance by Washington’s Poet Laureate, Davyne Verstandig, who will MC the evening. Refreshments will be served. Read more...




Saturday, April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day!

Join us and almost 500 bookshops nationwide to celebrate the 3rd Annual Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29th. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will be celebrating with a myriad of in-store activities for all ages, prizes, free audiobooks, and a Literary Cocktail Party at 4pm! We are proud to be partnering with County Wine & Liquors and Mina Distributors, who will be providing literary cocktails based on the Literary Cocktail Party recipe book that will be available that day only! Read more...



Saturday, May 6 - 3pm - Author Reading & Signing with Donna Marie Merritt - No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk

Donna Marie Merritt’s sixth book of poetry begins with her husband’s infidelity and makes clear from the start that no woman (certainly not this poet) will put up with that. Searching for answers and navigating new territory alone, Merritt’s poems sing out that strong women (and men) may bend, but they won’t break. This collection of sixty poems includes a wide range of reflections and observations about society, human behavior, and the healing gift of nature. Read more...

New Releases

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Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War Cover Image
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Every Other Wednesday Cover Image
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But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking about the Present as If It Were the Past Cover Image
Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep Cover Image

Featured Staff Pick

This collection of previously published essays gives insight into Oliver's way of seeing, her writing process, and the influences on them. If you're familiar with her poetry, this book is a gift. If you're hesitant about poetry, read Upstream. It will pique your interest in her other writing. -Tom