The Hickory Stick Bookshop is a charming independent book shop that has been located in Washington Depot for more than sixty years. The shop has a lovely selection of books for everyone in the family, as well as a large selection of children’s games, toys, puzzles and, much much more. The shop was voted as “the best bookstore in Connecticut” by Yankee Magazine and is well worth the trip.
In addition to offering books and gift items, Hickory Stick also has special events. On Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m. there will be a lawn signing with author Nan Rossiter for her new book, Promises to Keep. Rossiter is an author illustrator of several children’s books and adult novels and lives in the Litchfield Hills of northwest, Connecticut.
After the book signing, you might want to head over to the Institute of American Indian Studies on 38 Curtis Road in Washington to visit this museum with permanent and temporary displays that trace the history and culture of Native Americans. They have a replicated 16th century Algonquain Village and the award-winning Wigwam Escape Room and hiking trails on the grounds of the museum.