Sunday, January 20, 2019: Due to the wintry weather conditions, we are CLOSED today! Stay warm and safe, book lovers!

RESCHEDULED -- Sunday, January 27th at 2pm - Dani Shapiro at Community Table - Inheritance

The Hickory Stick Bookshop and Community Table are partnering to host an event with New York Times bestselling author Dani Shapiro to celebrate the release of her new book, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love (Knopf, $24.95) on Sunday, January 27th from 2-4pm at Community Table in Washington, CT. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available for attendees. Read more...





Monday, January 21st - Washington Gives

In participation with the “Washington Gives” day of service, The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a presentation, “Refugee? Asylum Seekers? Undocumented Immigrant? What is the Real Difference?” by Chris George, Executive Director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) from 11:30am-12:30pm. The presentation will go into detail about the legal paths of refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants. Chris George has worked in international development, human rights, and refugee assistance for more than 30 years. He began his international experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer and served close to 20 years in the Middle East managing programs for Save the Children, American Friends Service Committee, Human Rights Watch, and USAID. He has worked extensively with refugee populations, directed a legislative strengthening project in the Palestinian territories, and was Executive Director of Human Rights Watch - Middle East. Since 2005 he has served as the Executive Director of IRIS.
Donations of gently used or new household goods, jewelry making supplies, and sewing notions for IRIS will be accepted at the bookshop.
The public is also invited to view an IRIS photo exhibit, “Refugees of Connecticut,” which will be on display at The Hen’s Nest, right next door to The Hickory Stick Bookshop. Read more...


Join us for Storytime every Saturday at Noon!

The target age group is 2-5-years-old, but all ages are welcome!

Questions? Call 860.868.0525







Thursday, January 31st - 6:30pm - Open Mic Night at 9 Main Bakery & Deli

Join us at 9 Main Bakery & Deli for an evening of poetry, music, and more original work from local writers and performers.

Doors open and sign-ups begin at 6:30, performances start at 7.

Refreshments will be available.

New Releases

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Cover Image
The Dreamers: A Novel Cover Image
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New In Paperback

Adèle: A Novel Cover Image
The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man: A Novel Cover Image
Paris by the Book: A Novel Cover Image
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters Cover Image

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