Book store to celebrate May 2

Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington will celebrate the first National Independent Bookstore Day May 2.

The store will join over 400 other bookshops across the nation to offer fun activities and exclusive merchandise.

Offerings will include a Word-By-Word Community Story event, a book sleuth scavenger hunt, a raffle, a children's story hour at 11 a.m., and more.

For more information, visit or call 860-868-0525.