Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 22nd - 4pm - Author Signing with David Leite
The stunning and long-awaited memoir from the beloved founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite's Culinaria--a candid, courageous, and at times laugh-out-loud funny story of family, food, mental illness, and sexual identity. Read more...

Sunday, April 23rd - 2pm - Author Signing with Jack Chaucer
When Nikki Janicek sprints from the 200-degree sauna out into the 100-below darkness wearing nothing but bunny boots, at least she's not alone. She already has survived months of solitary confinement, a forced swim with sharks and a scary journey to the South Pole. Now she's a member of The 300 Club, an exclusive group of people on the planet who have endured a 300-degree temperature swing in a matter of seconds. Read more...   
In honor of National Poetry Month, The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a Youth Poetry Open Mic Night on Friday, April 28th from 5-7pm with a special guest appearance by Washington's Poet Laureate, Davyne Verstandig, who will MC the evening. Refreshments will be served.  Read more...

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. Read more...

Donna Marie Merritt's sixth book of poetry begins with her husband's infidelity and makes clear from the start that no woman (certainly not this poet) will put up with that. Searching for answers and navigating new territory alone, Merritt's poems sing out that strong women (and men) may bend, but they won't break. This collection of sixty poems includes a wide range of reflections and observations about society, human behavior, and the healing gift of nature. Read more...  

New Releases in 
 Hardcover and Paperback
Staff Pick of the Week: Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
"Imagine Maria Semple, Jeanette Walls and Alexandra Fuller all knocking heads to create an eccentric, quirky and utterly charming tale of a ten year old protangonist dealing with the loss of her mother.  And, her name is Elvis.  
Annie Hartnett conveys bittersweet/hilarious moments with a southern twang.
Love this book. "-PAM
This Week's #1 Bestselling Book: Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro
The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love.  

Our book club is open to all and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and join in on the discussion!
Questions? Please call 860-868-0525.

$10,000 Raised and Counting!
We were honored to have hosted a book signing with Noelia Aguirre (L), high school senior and author from Shepaug Valley High School a few weeks ago. Her novel, which she wrote for her Senior Project, is for sale in our store now, and all proceeds will go toward Maddie Gorra's (R) Senior Project, part of which is to raise $10,000 for St Baldrick's Foundation by April 27th, when she will shave her head and donate her hair to make wigs for those with cancer. We are proud to announce that Maddie has surpassed her goal and is still raising money! Please join us in helping her raise as much as possible by stopping in and picking up a copy of With Eyes She Couldn't See ($10, cash or check only) today! 
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