Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

The weather is cooling down, giving us a lovely reason to curl up under a blanket, with a steaming mug of something… and a book!

Or, join your fellow book lovers at our cozy store for one of our fabulous events this fall!

Starting this Saturday!

September 22, Saturday; 2-5

Join fantasy author Elaine Isaak for “The Secrets of Selling Your Novel.” Isaak will cover marketing your book to traditional publishers or to the public as an independent author, as well as how toproperly target an agent or publisher, and how to write queries, synopses, loglines and blurbs, that will catch your reader’s eye whether in submission or on the web. The cost for this event is $40, or $30 for a member of Broad Universe, New England Horror Writers, Worcester Writer’s Collaborative, and students with valid ID. Sign up at the store, via phone 508-796-5613, or with PayPal and email:

Limited spaces and time is running out – so sign up quickly!

September 28, Friday; 7-9

Worcester Storytellers comes to Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester with their first reading event featuring David Macpherson and an Open Mic. Readers of all genres, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, are welcome to share.

September 29, Saturday; 2-5

Horror and mystery author Paul G. Tremblay nominated for two Bram Stoker awards, will be reading and signing. Tremblay is the author of over 50 short stories as well as the novels The Little Sleep, No Sleep Till Wonderland, and the upcoming Swallowing A Donkey’s Eye – a “hysterical comic dystopia,” according to Jeffrey Ford, author of The Shadow Year.

October 6, Saturday; 2-5

Walter H. Hunt, author of military science fiction and alternate history, will be reading and signing. Hunt is the author of the Dark Wing series. His novel A Song in Stone delves into the mystery of Rosslyn Chapel, as well as the secret of the Templars. He also keeps a blog called Stone of Remembrance.

October 7, Sunday; 2-4

Sheri Sinykin, Jewish children’s author, will be reading and signing. She has written books based within the Jewish faith to help children through tough experiences. Her latest book, also her first children’s picture book, Zayde Comes to Live, follows a girl named Rachel whose Jewish grandfather comes to live with her family because he is dying.

October 17, Wednesday; 7-9

Lesley Bannatyne, journalist and author of five Halloween books, returns to her home state of Massachusetts to share her fresh take on the current popular celebration in HALLOWEEN NATION. Two years of cross-country research, talks with icons in the horror and Halloween industry, chats with ghost hunters, visits with fans and musicians, led to this latest addition to her collection on Halloween that FANGORIA editor Chris Alexander calls, “A sophisticated yet playful celebration of all things macabre, morbid and marvelous . . . It’s an energetic, thorough and breathless salute to everyone’s favorite horror holiday.”

October 26, Friday; 7-9

Worcester Storytellers returns!  This month features Jessica Bane Robert.  Readers of all genres, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, are welcome to share.

October 27, Saturday; 3-7

Spooky Story Time!  Costumed staff and guests will entertain Halloween lovers of all ages with spooky readings and games to celebrate our favorite holiday.

Whew! That’s a lot!

And don’t forget Spinning Yarns – now on Wednesday nights! – starting at 7PM.  Bring your favorite craft and listen to an audiobook or audio drama.

Join us for a fun-filled Fall – and keep an eye on our blog ( and Facebook Page for even more announcements and details.

May your life be filled with wonderful words!

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