Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 26th - 2pm - Author Signing with Alfred Kelman - Of Time and the River

History is merely the present seen later… Alfred Kelman, an emmy award winning filmmaker and longtime resident of Washington, anticipates the history of our town by showing us the people, places, and events of Washington in 2017. With stunning photography, witty commentary and  poetic verses, Kelman’s book reveals to us a Washington we live every day. Read more...






Saturday, June 2nd at 2pm - Author Signing with L Todd Wood - Currency: A Financial Thriller

Currency is a debut novel that captures the reader with page-turning adventure while it addresses head-on today’s most pressing and intense global economic, military and political issues. Author L Todd Wood's real world experience on both Wall Street and at the center of the US Military Special Operations world combine with a love of history and command of current global issues to create an intense, gripping, timely story. Read more...





Saturday, June 9th at 2pm - Signing with Authors Abby Fabiaschi and Sally Koslow

In conjunction with Washington Depot’s Community Day, The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a signing with authors Abby Fabiaschi (I Liked My Life (St Martin’s Press, $16.99)) and Sally Koslow (Another Side of Paradise (Harper, $26.99)) on Saturday, June 9th at 2pm. Read more...






Sunday, June 10th at 2pm - Discussion & Signing with Cortney Davis -Taking Care of Time



For poet and nurse practitioner Cortney Davis, the truth revealed through poetry is similar to what she has experienced in the heightened and urgent dramas that occur in health care--those suspended moments in which a dying heart might be revived or unbearable suffering relieved. We are vulnerable, her poems say, and we are dependent on one another--on the ways in which we care or fail to care for one another, in how we love or fail to love. In poems that are sensual, emotionally searing, and yet unfailingly tender, Davis shines a caregiver's light on the most intimate details of the human body and the spirit within--how the flesh might betray, how it endures, and how ultimately it triumphs. Read more...




Saturday, June 16th at 11am - Storytime with Author Alison Birks - Lua the Llama and the Mountain of Joy

Lua the Llama has a dream and sets out on a spiritual journey of self-discovery to find out who she really is. Under the guidance of the old healer don Paqo, she finds the nature of her true self and her place in the world as the Rainbow Llama. Based on the mystical teachings of the Andes, the author's personal experience is translated into a children's tale which teaches the important lessons of unconditional love, service, wisdom and reciprocity. Read more...





Saturday, June 16th at 3pm - Book Signing with Joseph Cicio- FRIENDS* *Bearing Gifts

Lauren Bacall, Bill Blass, Rose Marie Bravo, Carol Channing, Prince Charles, Brooke Hayward Duchin, Erté, Princess Grace, Audrey Hepburn, Lady Nancy “Slim” Keith, The Kissingers, Kenneth J. Lane, Eleanor Lambert, Dawn Mello, Robert Mondavi, Josie Natori, and Joan Rivers, are just a few of the great friends of Joseph Cicio. Friends* *Bearing Gifts is about these relationships and his memories through the beautiful objects they gave him. Featuring stunning photography of Cicio’s Connecticut home, with essays on these friends and their gifts, the book emphasizes the importance of relationships. It is a reflection on a life filled with warmth, beauty, and ultimately exceptional memories. As Nancy Kissingers says in her elegant foreword, “No one understands and articulates the value of friendship more sincerely than Joe.”   Read more...

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Featured Staff Pick

A moving, heartfelt story about a lasting friendship between a boy whose family rents a summer home in the country and one of its residents. The novel is beautifully rendered, especially the passages on the Italian landscape. This thoughful novel questions relationships to one another, family, and the land. I thought it was fantastic! -Tom