New Releases

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine Cover Image
Trio: A novel Cover Image
Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World Cover Image
Before She Disappeared: A Novel Cover Image

New In Paperback

Weather (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
The Cheffe: A Cook's Novel Cover Image
The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class (The Intellectual Devotional Series) Cover Image
The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice—Crossing Antarctica Alone Cover Image

New Releases By Local Authors

The Rain May Pass Cover Image
Into the Thin: A Pilgrimage Walk Across Northern Spain Cover Image
Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains Cover Image

Pre-Order From Us

The Restoration of Celia Fairchild: A Novel Cover Image
The Paris Library: A Novel Cover Image
Sunflower Sisters: A Novel Cover Image

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For our safety & yours we ask that you PLEASE

  • Wear a mask.
  • Use a squirt of hand sanitizer when you come in and while you browse.
  • Keep your distance.
  • Limit touching of books (we know it’s hard).
  • No children under 5 allowed in the store (unless you have an appointment).


For appointments for you and your family to shop alone in the store please call Pat Moody on 860 868 0525.

We are, of course, still offering curbside pickup if you're not yet comfortable coming into the store.  Just let us know when you order your books.

Call 860-868-0525 or email: with any questions.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unusual circumstances.





On February 20th, 2021 at 2.00 pm the Bristol Public Library is hosting
“The Fireside Chat” with New York Times bestselling author, Lisa
Wingate, to talk about her latest book “The Book of Lost Friends”. 
It is the dramatic story of three young women searching for
family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of
a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital
connection to her students’ lives.

For more information about this event please click here

Once you have a confirmed registration from the BPL please click here to order
your copy of the book with a signed bookplate from us at The Hickory Stick Bookshop,
using the special code given to you by the Library.  Please ensure you insert the correct
code in the Comments section of the order page.

Books will be distributed from the Bristol Public Library – they will contact you to make arrangements for pickup.                                                      


Featured Staff Pick

Fredrik Backman at his best!  He creates such wonderful characters and has a superb understanding of the human psyche.  Definitely a story for now - we're all searching for something, doing the best we can and living our lives the only way we know how, even if it does make us "idiots"!  This book brings out all the feels - read it now!

                                                                         - Polly