Ken Kuhlken and Terry Hertzler opened Hickey's Books in La Mesa, California in 1997. The idea was to offer quality literary and genre works and to introduce readers to books that provided both entertainment and ideas.
The store remained open a year before financial realities caught up.
After the doors closed, the idea survived as an online bookstore. And as technology opened opportunities for small publishers to make available works that didn't fit neatly into the marketing categories of major publishers, Hickey's Books expanded into publishing.
We took on the challenge with no illusions of making a fortune, but simply to offer readers books that captivate with drama or humor and also engage our minds.
Please click on a title or two. One of them may be just the book for you.