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Saturday, November 17th at 12pm - Children's Storytime with author Donna Marie Merritt and illustrator Ed Heck - Teensy Meensy Mice

Released in September 2018, Teensy Meensy Mice, follows the rambunctious adventures of mischievous mice who use a family's house as their own personal playground at night. They may be teensy meensy, but these mice get into BIG trouble! This is CT author Donna Marie Merritt's 17th book for children and is illustrated by international pop artist Ed Heck. After the reading, Mr. Heck will demonstrate his illustration techniques, and each child will go home with his or her own artistic rendition of the teensy meensy mice! Read more...




Saturday, November 17th at 3pm - Author Signing with Barbara Paul Robinson - Heroes of Horticulture

Here are the vibrant stories of eighteen heroes of horticulture—institution builders, plant explorers, and garden creators—who have all had a major impact on the American landscape. Plants and     garden ideas from all of these heroes grace and benefit gardens and gardeners across the country. Whether you garden or not, you’ll read their stories with a sense of wonder and admiration, just as you will benefit from their passion and their work. Read more...




Saturday, November 24th at 2pm - Children's Book Signing with Marilyn Singer!

As part of our Small Business Saturday celebrations, The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a children’s book signing with critically acclaimed author/illustrator Marilyn Singer who has three new picture books for kids out this Fall: Who Are You Calling Weird (Words & Pictures, $17.99), Have You Heard About Lady Bird? Poems About Our First Ladies (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99), and Tallulah’s Ice Skates (Clarion Books, $17.99). The signing will be on Saturday, November 24th at 2pm. Read more...




Thursday, November 29th at 7pm - Open Mic Night, Co-Sponsored by The Hickory Stick Bookshop and 9 Main Bakery & Deli
Join us from 7-8:30pm to hear writers, musicians, and various performers of all sorts share their original work right here in our bookshop. Sign-ups will open at 6:30pm! For more information, call 860-868-0525.


Saturday, December 1st at 2pm - Children's Book Signing with Lane Smith & Randall de Seve - Giraffe Problems and Zola's Elephant

Children's author/illustrator Lane Smith and author Randall de Seve will sign their books at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Saturday, December 1st at 2pm. Lane Smith's latest book is Giraffe Problems (Random House, $17.99), the sequel to Penguin Problems, both written by Jory John. Randall de Seve's latest book is Zola's Elephant (Houghton Mifflin, $17.99), illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. Read more...



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