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Saturday, April 20th at 2pm - Children's Book Signing with Rosemary Wells - Sleep, My Bunny

From the treasured creator of Max and Ruby comes a soothing, quintessential lullaby of a book for the very young. The owls and the crickets are singing together. Outside the window, night falls in a vivid, expressionistic ode to Van Gogh. But inside the cozy house, in rooms lit with soft pastels, parents guide their little bunny through a universal routine: eating supper, putting toys away, taking a bath, reading a story, listening to a song. With gorgeous artwork and a simple poetic narrative offering the perfect script for a reassuring voice, Rosemary Wells gently ties nature’s rhythms to familiar ritual, creating a bedtime read-aloud certain to lull every small child into slumber. Read more...




Saturday, April 27th is Independent Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day marks its fifth year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 27th, with literary parties around the country.

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will be celebrating with refreshments, giveaways, and fun activities throughout the day. The bookshop will also be hosting various local authors as guest booksellers throughout the day!

If that’s not exciting enough for you, you can celebrate your local indies on Independent Bookstore Day by participating in the Connecticut Passport! Visit all 17 participating bookstores over the weekend to win a Passport Prize, a 20% coupon from each store (some exclusions apply), and be entered into a Grand Prize raffle. Five (5) people will be drawn at random to win a Grand Prize of a $50 gift card from EACH store! Read more...



Thursday, April 25th - 6:30pm - Open Mic Night at The Hickory Stick Bookshop

Join us 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 provided by 9 Main Bakery & Deli. 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

This week's storytime book is....






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May's memoir addresses the power of nature and the need for extended family. She masterfully intertwines her California childhood with a mentally unstable mother and the guidance she receives from her grandfather, a beekeeper.

If you enjoy learning about bees or have an interest in memoir, you won't go wrong. -Tom

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