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

Memorial Day Hours: 9am-5pm
Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother's home, the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather, Whit Whitman, and the generations of Whitmans before him. While Charlotte and her sister, Sally, grew up at Lakeside, their stepbrothers, Spin and Perry, were welcomed as weekend guests. Now the grown boys own the estate, which Joan occupies by their grace and a provision in the family trust. When Spin, the youngest and favorite of all the children, brings his fiance home for the summer, the entire family is intrigued. The beautiful and accomplished Laurel Atwood breathes new life into this often comically rarefied world. But as the wedding draws near, and flaws surface in the family's polite veneer, an array of simmering resentments and unfortunate truths is exposed. Read more...
Saturday, June 4th - 10a-3p - Washington's Community Day!

Join The Hickory Stick Bookshop and many other local businesses on the Town Hall Green. Color the USA at The Hickory Stick Bookshop! The Hickory Stick Bookshop will mount a giant coloring page (with crayons available) just outside the store, depicting a map of the USA that highlights the 50 states with all their splendor and diversity for Washington’s Community Day. Stop by and help color America while charting its great historical landmarks, glorious monuments of nature, and so much more. The end result will be a unique and colorful scene for all to enjoy!


Author Sally Cook and illustrator Ross MacDonald offer the perfect blend of funny anecdotes and fascinating bits of history and trivia. This is the perfect gift book to have you talking like a master whether you're a pro, a lifelong fan, or a novice on the greens. Read more...
Master biographer Christopher Andersen takes readers behind palace walls to examine the surprising similarities and stark differences among three remarkable women Queen Elizabeth; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and Princess Kate.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Read more...

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Featured Staff Pick: Emelie

Jane Doe January by Emily Winslow

Full disclosure: I know the author, but even if I didn't, I would still be pushing people to read this memoir. Emily Winslow has lived through some of the worst things a person can ever live through, but she has emerged with grace and dignity and an unbelievable ability to write about her tragedies and triumphs with undeniable beauty. This book is important and unforgettable. Read it and then tell everyone you know to do the same. -Emelie




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