Happy Thanksgiving!! In observance of the holiday, we will be closed and we will re-open on Friday at 9am! In the meantime, feel free to browse our online shop, which is open 24/7!

Saturday, November 28th - Small Business Saturday & a Signing at 2pm with Marilyn Singer - Tallulah's Tap Shoes
Saturday, November 28th is Small Business Saturday. Sponsored by American Express, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize their local brick and mortar businesses. Participating in the Hickory Stick Bookshop’s celebration of Small Business Saturday, will be noted author, Marilyn Singer, who will sign copies of her most recent book Tallulah’s Tap Shoes, as well as many of her other books, at 2pm. Read more...
Join us to kick off #IndiesFirst on November 28th!
Indies First is a national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores, first envisioned by author Sherman Alexie in 2013. This year's #IndiesFirst spokesperson is Cheryl Strayed, the bestselling author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, Torch, and now Brave Enough. The Indies First movement kicks off each November, on Small Business Saturday (November 28, 2015), when independent bookstores host authors to share recommendations, sign stock, give readings, and more.
Monday, November 30th - The Hickory Stick Bookshop Celebrates Cider Monday!

We are continuing our annual tradition of celebrating Cider Monday. Come to The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Monday, November 30th and enjoy a cup of cider and a snack as you have an old-fashioned holiday shopping experience in a real bookstore with real people to help you. We promise our “servers” won’t crash, but instead will offer recommendations that will help you with your selections. We’ll even wrap your gifts! When you finish shopping here, head across the street to Washington Supply and Washington Outdoor Living to check out their gift selection and have some cider there, too.




Monday, November 30th - 6:30pm - The Hickory Stick Book Club Discusses The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

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. Read more...

Donna Marie Merritt's fifth book of poetry began with an encounter with a homeless man. He was standing on the side of the road with a sign for food. She passed him, but it nagged at her and she turned the car around and asked if he would like a poetry book. His eyes lit up and he nodded yes. She watched that man walk away absorbed in the book and she realized she'd never know why he was homeless or what his thoughts were. Read more...
Jack Chaucer will sign copies of his new book, Nikki Blue: Source of Trouble, at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 pm. Nikki Blue: Source of Trouble is the adult follow-up book to Jack Chaucer’s teen novel Streaks of Blue. It is a stand-alone novel told through multiple voices which gives the story a well-rounded perspective. Read more...
Maple Sugaring gives readers an intimate look at the art and science of America’s favorite sweet. The stories included in Maple Sugaring are told by real-life sugar makers. They reveal how this ancient industry has persisted into the twenty-first century. Thanks to the newest technology, and patience, New England sugarmakers are still keeping the business real. Read more...




New Releases


The Triumph of William McKinley

Cross Justice

Thing Explainer

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Jerry on Jerry


New In Paperback


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