The Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington will present a booksigning with Peter Howe and Rachel McPherson Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. as part of Dog" Days of Summer, Best Dog in the World Contest at Marty's Cafe.

Mr. Howe is the author of "Waggit" books and Ms. McPherson is the author of "Every Dog Has a Gift."

Robert Crooke will read and sign copies of "The Earth and Its Sorrows" Aug. 15 at 2 p.m.

For more information or to reserve a book, call the 2 Green Hill Road book store at 860-868-0525 or e-mail