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Saturday, October 20th at 2pm - Children's Book Signing with Wendell Minor - Wild Orca and Night Train, Night Train

Beloved illustrator Wendell Minor returns to The Hickory Stick Bookshop to celebrate the release of his two new picture books for children, Wild Orca: The Oldest, Wisest Whale in the World (Henry Holt & Co., $17.99) which he illustrated and was written by Brenda Peterson, and Night Train, Night Train (Charlesbridge, $16.99), which he also illustrated and was written by Robert Burleigh. The signing will be held on Saturday, October 20th at 2pm. Read more...





Sunday, October 21st at 2pm - Discussion & Signing with Amy Julia Becker - White Picket Fences

The notion that some might have it better than others, for no good reason, offends our sensibilities. Yet, until we talk about privilege, we'll never fully understand it or find our way forward. Read more...






Friday, October 26th at 5pm - Discussion & Signing with Author Thomas W. Farmen - Bessie's Story: Watching the Lights Go Out

Bessie’s Story: Watching the Lights Go Out is an inspiring story about a charming, brave, chocolate Lab who gradually loses her eyesight.  The author leads the reader from the unexpected diagnosis of terminal blindness for his beloved four-year-old pet through the two-and-a-half-year transition to sightlessness.  In the process, Bessie unwittingly becomes an expert mentor and teacher for the high-wire act of growing older with grace and optimism. Read more...






Saturday, October 27th at 11am - Storytime with Author/Illustrator Sara Beth Videtto - Turtle's First Winter

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a children’s story time with children’s book  author and  illustrator Sarah Beth Videtto, who will read and sign copies of her new book Turtle’s First Winter, and lead a craft to accompany the story on Saturday, October 27th at 11am. The suggested age is 3 and older, but all ages are welcome. Read more...






Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am!

Join us every Saturday at 11am for a story and activity!
Suggested age is 3 and older, but all ages are welcome.
Call 860-868-0525 for more information.
Thursday, October 25th at 7pm - Open Mic Night, Co-Sponsored by The Hickory Stick Bookshop and 9 Main Bakery & Deli
Join us from 7-8:30pm to hear writers, musicians, and various performers of all sorts share their original work right here in our bookshop. Sign-ups will open at 6:30pm! For more information, call 860-868-0525.

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A magnificent novel where the past, present, and future converge in a Mississippi family. Told through various narrators, you get different voices but Ward never steers from the main thread. The language is beautiful. The story, not easy, is tender and harsh. I loved it. -Tom