The Calico Paw 

A one stop shop for the pampered woman


We are an independent mini bookery & gift shop located in Henderson, NC.  Although we carry books for all ages, including picture books & fun books for kids, we are primarily a pampering hub for women, including bath & body items, skin care, candles, women's fiction, & so many other things. However, guys, we have some items for you, as well! Books are only a small part of our store's offerings! Don't let the key phrase of "gift shop" fool you. It's just an easy way to say hodge podge of goodies!

We carry hand-poured candles made right here in NC, along with other organic skin care & pampering gifts.  Most items are made by other small businesses we've selected offering unique flair and personal touches of their own.   A good book & a sugar scrub bath sounds like a night we give 4 paws up to. Stop by & put together an escape of your own.  Check Events to learn about author signings & more.


*We are no longer ordering new titles or books for customers (unless you're ordering a quantity of 15 titles). We have discounted our books to 50% off & 70% for overstock books we were able to procure. These sales are below our wholesale cost, but as our town hasn't shown enough interest in shopping books, sadly, we've made the decision to lower pricing to sell as much of our current book inventory as possible. Most of our other store items are not discounted, as we have return options for those with our suppliers. * Come see what our store has to offer. Rarely do we have a customer enter without finding something fun or a good book to read!


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131 S. Garnett St. MAP

Henderson, NC 27536

(252) 572-2226

TUES-FRI 10:30 am-5:30 pm

*Sat (check Facebook page or call-we are usually only open one Sat each month)

Closed Sundays & Holidays 







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