New Releases

His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life Cover Image
Jack: A Novel Cover Image
A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) Cover Image
The End of the Day Cover Image

New In Paperback

The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
Swimming Lessons: Poems Cover Image
A Leg to Stand On Cover Image
Mr. Nobody: A Novel Cover Image

New Releases By Local Authors

The Rain May Pass Cover Image
Into the Thin: A Pilgrimage Walk Across Northern Spain Cover Image

Pre-Order From Us

A Promised Land Cover Image
The Restoration of Celia Fairchild: A Novel Cover Image
Is This Anything? Cover Image
A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance #3) Cover Image

Featured Staff Pick

Imagine you are dropped into Northumberland during a blizzard. You meet DI Vera Stanhope who is trying to get home and because of the swirling, blowing snow she takes a wrong turn. As she navigates a bend in the road, she comes upon a car off the road, driver's door wide open and inside a toddler strapped into his car seat. This is just one of the many puzzles DI Stanhope must unravel.

Cleeves does a masterful job of putting the reader beside Vera as she navigates through the suspects' lives as well as the landscape. Bring a scarf! - Pat

Think Local First!

The Hickory Stick Bookshop is open for browsing again!

New Store Hours
Sunday         - 11am to 4pm
Monday         - closed to the public
Tuesday        - 10am to 4pm
Wednesday   - 10am to 4pm
Thursday       - 10am to 4pm
Friday            - 10am to 4pm
Saturday        - 10am to 5pm
Individual appointments are available outside the above hours.  Just call us.
Booksellers are in the store Monday 11-3 for web, e-mail & phone orders, curbside pick-up & individual appointments

We are very excited to see you back in the store and 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.
Call 860-868-0525 or email: with any questions.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unusual circumstances.
Towards A Better Understanding.....
"If you believe in a cause, be willing to stand up for that cause with a million people or by yourself" - Otis Johnson
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