A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. –William Styron

Saturday, April 30th - The Second Annual Independent Bookstore Day at The Hickory Stick Bookshop! - ALL AGES!

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will join over 420 other independent bookshops across the nation to celebrate the second annual Independent Bookstore Day on April 30th, 2016. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will sell exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors, in-store activities, a whole table of prizes to win, a dance party and much, much more! Read more...


My grandmother was not a warm and affectionate person. Her hugs were flaccid. Her kisses were dry. Any sort of physical affection she displayed — and she did display it, despite herself — was perfunctory and awkward. My mother, raised by Italian-American parents, used to say the Irish were "cold fish," which was both unkind and untrue. If I learned anything from my grandmother — and I learned most of all that was valuable from her — it was that physical affection was no barometer on the density of love. Affection bubbled up in all sorts of other manifestations.” –an excerpt from the book’s title essay, “Put the Kettle On” Read more...




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Featured Staff Pick: Emelie

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

This stunning piece of work by Holly Bodger is marvelous. Written in alternating views and formats, this story of two teens fighting to escape the lives that they are trapped within blew me away. Also, major points for cover design! I cannot wait to read whatever Ms Bodger writes next! -Emelie




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