Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!01062013-Southwick Once Told

Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester at 65 James Street is happy to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. King.

If you’re looking for a few things to do over the next few weeks, our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside has some events for you!

Worcester Storytellers returns on Friday, January 24 from 7-8:30 PM, Worcester Storytellers returns with their open mic, featuring Victor Infante, editor of the online literary journal, Radius: Poetry From the Center to the Edge, and author of City of Insomnia, a poetry collection from Write Bloody Publishing. His poems and stories have been published in numerous periodicals, including The Collagist, Pearl, Chiron Review, Word Riot and The Nervous Breakdown, and anthologies such as Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry, Spoken Word Revolution Redux and Aim For the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry.

Then on Sunday, January 26, from 2-4 PM, we are very pleased to 01062013-Southwick WW2 Correspondencewelcome Mr. Albert B. Southwick for a signing of his latest books. His releases include WWII Correspondence between Albert B. Southwick and Maple Hill Farm: February-June 1942, a collection of letters written to his mother during his service during the Second World War; Down on the Farm: Volume I (1956-1958), which includes his essays and articles about growing up on a farm in Leicester, MA; and Albert B. Southwick: Selected Writings: Volume 1, a collection from his local history column from the Telegram & Gazette.

Mr. Southwick is the oldest columnist for the T&G and grew up in Leicester, attending Mannville school, a one-room schoolhouse that covered first through eighth grade, then went to Leicester High School and Clark University. He spent four years in the navy during World War II, the latter two of which he was a navy pilot. Upon his return from duty, he received his M.A. from Clark University and did a year of graduate work in U.S. History from Brown University.  From 1950-1952, he worked as a civilian historian for the U.S. Seventh Army in Stuttgart, Germany. These three newest releases bring his publishing credits to eight books, two librettos, and countless articles for periodicals including The Saturday Evening Post, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Worcester Magazine, and Worcester T & G; he specializes in the history of Worcester.

A Darkling SeaAnd on Friday, February 7, from 7-9 PM, we’re having a Speculative Fiction Triple-Header. Three debut authors from Tor Books will be here starting at 7PM to sign and talk about their work!

* From James L. Cambias comes A DARKLING SEA, a fun science fiction adventure set on a distant planet where three alien species come head to head on a pitch black ocean floor miles beneath the ice cap. Fans of Star Trek will love this return to classic space exploration fare and Cambias sets himself apart with his fantastic portrayal of alien life.

* From Brian Staveley comes epic fantasy THE EMPEROR’S BLADES. The Emperor's BladesThis first installment of Staveley’s “Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne” has everything fantasy fans want: extensive and lush world building, intriguing and mysterious religious systems…and ninjas riding enormous hawks. For fans of George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, and Brandon Sanderson, this is a major series launch.

* From Ramona Wheeler comes alternate history THREE PRINCES. Imagine a land where the sun never set on the Egyptian Empire. The year 1877 finds Pharaoh Djoser-George governing a sprawling Three Princesrealm that spans Europe, Africa, and much of Asia. With airships, operas, blood sacrifice and high diplomacy, THREE PRINCES is a richly imagined, cinematic vision of a modern Egyptian Empire.

More events are in the works! Stay in the loop by liking us on Facebook, subscribing to our blog, or checking our Events Listing on our web page.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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