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HIckory Stick Bookshop

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Staff here offers knowing advice and helpful insights into the offerings of books written by locals... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Parker says "YES. There is a real bookstore left in Connecticut!!!"

I love books....and I love book stores.....but excluding B&N (which I also love), they're few and... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Staff here offers knowing advice and helpful insights into the offerings of books written by locals and their art, cards and parks.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love books....and I love book stores.....but excluding B&N (which I also love), they're few and far between these days. This is the real deal. Quaint in a quaint town, great selection, comfortable chairs and nice staff. It's worth the ride out to the "country"...More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fabulous large bookstore with an extensive collection of choices. Plenty of parking in the center of quaint Washington Depot. Browse the titles. All the new, popular releases are here. Great kids section. Lots of author signings. Come support this treasure of a place. A beloved...More

Thank tangohampton
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This bookstore, a gem of a business in our town of Washington, is is wonderful asset to all who come to shop - with warm and knowledgeable owners and staff. There are weekly book signings by current authors, wonderful displays, and a place to see...More

Thank sorell2016
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Warm and cozy, friendly and quaint. Spend minutes or hours. Great book signing events. Knowledgeable staff. Book worm friendly. Must visit, buy latest book of choice.

Thank DoubleDee2020
Reviewed 15 December 2016

As they say in the Midlands, the Hickory Stick Bookshop has been "Unspoilt by Progress" You can browse comfortably amidst a large selection of worthwhile books- not the remainder lots of so-called best-sellers found in the chain stores. Great books; great atmosphere. A bookshop as...More

Thank Ex-Buffalonian
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Unfortunately this kind of shop is becoming extinct. It was a joy to visit. The selection of books is comprehensive, and the layout of the store enables one to easily see the selection and makes one want to spend time there. The staff is helpful...More

Thank Stuartg777
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is the quintessential local bookstore. They still hold the torch that a book is the one with real pages and not the one you downloaded onto your iPad. Local flavor gets you helpful staff who greet you at the door and ask how they...More

Thank E S
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself in Washington, please stop in the local bookstore and check out the latest greatest. I understand there is an antique store nearby and the local Hardware store is worth a stop as well.

Thank Gidnik
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We visited Washington Depot in honor of the forthcoming revival of Gilmore Girls; for those who don't know, Washington Depot is supposedly the real-life inspiration for Stars Hollow. On our visit, we stopped into this adorable bookstore and spent a good while perusing, reading, and...More

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