Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. –Vera Nazarian

Find Waldo in Washington Depot this July!

Where's Waldo? In Washington Depot, of course.  The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting over eighteen different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. Read more...



Friday, July 3rd - 4PM - Author Signing and Book Launch Party with Rinker Buck - The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

From "a virtuoso storyteller in a very American vein" (Phillip Lopate), "The Oregon Trail "is an epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way--in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century--which also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. "By turns frankly hilairous, historically elucidating, emotionally touching, and deeply informative." -Kirkus Reviews.



Sunday, July 5th - 2PM - Author Signing and Book Launch Party with Steve Katz - Blood, Sweat, and My Rock and Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?

Set during the Greenwich Village folk/rock scene, the Sixties most celebrated venues and concerts, and behind closed doors on international tours and grueling studio sessions, this is the unlikely story of a rock star as nerd, nerd as rock star, a nice Jewish boy who got to sit at the cool kid's table and score the hot chicks.



Sunday, July 19th - 2pm - Author Signing with Judith Radasch - Full Circle

Join us as Judith C. Radasch signs copies of her new book, Full Circle, on Sunday, July 19th at 2:00 pm. From temporary insanity to true love, Full Circle is the story of Judith’s journey as she healed miraculously from the trauma of childhood rape. While providing tantalizing glimpses into Harvard Business School and an inside peek into the ‘80s Wall Street market rally, Full Circle is filled with thought-provoking moments and life lessons, and serves as a testament to the power of the human spirit. Read more...



Monday, June 20th - 6:30PM - The Hickory Stick Book Club Discusses The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

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...





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