Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Marilyn Singer!

november, 2017

25nov2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedCelebrate Small Business Saturday with Marilyn Singer!Do your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday while celebrating the Indies First movement.2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793

Feel the Beat

Event Details

The Hickory Stick Bookshop invites you to dive into your holiday shopping by Shopping Small on Small Business Saturday (November 25th) while celebrating the Indies First movement. A special guest appearance will be made by the beloved children’s author Marilyn Singer, who will be signing copies of her books at The Hickory Stick Bookshop at 2pm. Her latest book, Feel the Beat is an irresistible book of poems about dancing that mimic the rhythms of social dances from cha-cha to two-step.

Indies First – a collaboration among publishers, retailers, and authors– is an annual campaign to celebrate independent bookstores. Hundreds of indies across the country will be hosting local authors and holding events on November 25. Other participating Indies First stores and authors may be found on IndieBound.org.

Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a day dedicated to helping support the local businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods.

As part of their celebrations, The Hickory Stick Bookshop will be hosting children’s author Marilyn Singer, who will be signing copies of her books at The Hickory Stick Bookshop at 2pm.

American Express launched the very first Small Business Saturday on November 27th, 2010 in an effort to encourage people across the country to Shop Small and support their local businesses. The very next year, the U.S. Senate officially recognized the day and unanimously passed a resolution in support of Small Business Saturday. By 2012 President Obama and governors and mayors from every state in the Union were championing the event. Over the years, Small Business Saturday has grown exponentially as consumers all over the country recognize how important it is to Shop Small. The Hickory Stick Bookshop has been a proud participant since its inception seven years ago.

Marilyn Singer has crafted a vibrant collection of poems celebrating all forms of social dance from samba and salsa to tango and hip-hop. The rhythm of each poem mimics the beat of the dances’ steps. Together with Kristi Valiant’s dynamic illustrations, the poems create a window to all the ways dance enters our lives and exists throughout many cultures. This ingenious collection will inspire readers to get up and move to music from composer Jonathon Roberts.

“An absolute delight to read, these poems will have children and adults moving to the beat. A charming addition to poetry and music collections” — School Library Journal

Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of more than 90 children’s books in a wide variety of genres. She was the 2015 winner of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. She, her husband, and their standard poodle divide their time between Brooklyn and Litchfield County, Connecticut.

This event is free and open to the public.  If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of Feel the Beat by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525. For further information about this event please visit www.hickorystickbookshop.com or email [email protected]



(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Hickory Stick Bookshop

2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot, CT 06793