By Cameron Crane
1378 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
What is a Hicklebee?
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Hicklebee’s is a place where books come alive. This is the first thing you will learn about this amazing bookstore, located in San Jose, CA. With a thoughtfully selected array of books for the whole family, Hicklebee’s strives to immerse children into the wonderful world of reading.
There is no question that Hicklebee’s is a community gem. Readers and shoppers instantly fall in love with the place, not only for its books, but also for its ambiance and caring staff, who together have over 200 years of experience in the children’s book industry. Members of the community have grown up with Hicklebee’s, and have fallen in love with it.
It’s no wonder, either. With exciting author events, book clubs, educator events, and a special program designed especially for local, independently published authors, Hicklebee’s goes above and beyond to contribute to the community. In fact, when I interviewed Ann Seaton, Manager of Hicklebee’s, she was in the process of welcoming an author into the store. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with her, so that she could tell us a little bit more about the bookstore that is capturing the hearts of its customers.
What makes Hicklebee’s so special?
Ann: Well, we are a group of people who absolutely love books. We love talking about books and we love sharing books. That is what our passion is.
What is the Hicklebee’s mission?
Ann: There are two. The first is to make books come alive for children. The second is to get the right book in the hand of the right child.
What is your favorite part about working for Hicklebee’s?
Ann: Watching how books and the written word can touch and change the people around us.
We are discussing kindness this month at Little Pickle Press. Can you recommend any great children’s books about kindness?
Ann: Actually, our book of the year, Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, is a great story about kindness!
If you are in San Jose, be sure to stop in and meet the wonderful Hicklebee’s team, look for some of Little Pickle Press' award-winning titles! If you are not in the area, you can still browse Hicklebee’s amazing selection online!
Thank you, Hicklebee’s, for supporting Little Pickle Press!