Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

Layout 1Happy December! It’s really, for-sure. bona fide holiday season! Enjoy your Clementines and peppermint sticks, and get ready for shiny paper, candles, and evergreens!

We hope all our friends and patrons had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. We sure did at ABSW! Our “All Your Fears in One Basket” event with the New England Horror Writers packed the store and introduced a lot of folks to the wonderful joys of dark fiction. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the store and our local authors!

With December also bringing in the promise / threat of that evil white stuff people call snow, we are carefully planning our events for this month and for January… but the ones we are having are pretty epic!

Saturday, December 6, 5-7 PM: Science fiction author Ryk E. Spoor

Best-selling science fiction author Ryk E. Spoor will be visiting for a reading, Q & A, and signing event from 5-7 PM. Spoor is also releasing Paradigms Lost, a vastly expanded and revised edition of Digital Knight, Ryk E. Spoor’s first published novel, with an additional two stories featuring main character Jason Wood. For an inside glimpse of the world of Jason Wood, read an original short story on Information specialist Jason Wood makes tidy living recognizing patterns where others see only chaos. But all he wants to do at the moment is kick back with his new wife and celebrate their first Christmas in their new home. But when the police come asking for his help with an unusual murder—one that involves lycanthropy, no less—Jason finds himself on the job and tossed out into a night that is anything but silent. An all new short story set in the worlds of Paradigms Lost by Ryk E. Spoor, just in time for the holidays

Saturday, December 13, ALL DAY: Our Annual DOCTOR WHO Celebration

  • 10% off on DOCTOR WHO audio dramas, 20% off on all magazines, and 70% off on selected BLAKE’S 7 audio titles from B7 Media
    • Door prizes for costumed attendees throughout the day
    • TWO trivia contests: one for New Who at 3PM and one for Classic Who at 6PM
    • Costume Contest at 5PM

Prizes awarded over the course of the all-day event valued over $1000!!!

Sign up for these contests may be done in person at this store or by e-mail at and is subject to space availability.

Full information on the event and contests can be found on our Facebook page event listing!

Sunday, December 14, 3-5 PM: Poetry reading with Irma Stevens and Carol Hart

Irma Frey Stevens, local poet and lecturer for Clark University’s American Language and Culture Institute, returns to ABSW with her two collections, Grace and Glory and Golden Glory, and she’s bringing fellow poet Carol Hart to share a lyrical afternoon.


And don’t forget our regular events.

Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, 7PM every Monday

Literary Genre Trivia Night and Literary Genre Trivia Reprise will be taking a break until early 2015, but stay tuned to our blog and website for its triumphant return.

Worcester Storytellers will be taking a break for November and December. Watch our calendar for further updates.

2015 is fast approaching, and we have so much to look forward to. We will be updating our Events Calendar on our website with January and February dates soon.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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