We hope everyone is staying warm and safe with all these lovely snowstorms!
If you are housebound, did you know that ABSW has a mail order service, too? Here are the details on our website. You can call or email us about what you need, and we will send it out to you with $3.50 shipping… or FREE shipping for orders over $75.00! Stay warm and comfy and still get your favorite books, comics, toys, gifts, and more!
And if you are planning to come out, we always love to see you at 65 James Street, but we also worry about the safety of our staff–so watch our Facebook page for any news regarding early closings or late openings due to weather.
Also, don’t forget we do far more than books. If you’re looking for a unique, artistic gift for Valentine’s Day, check out our beautiful hand-painted towels by Katie Giroux for $4.00.
Of course, that’s not all we’ve got for you for Valentine’s Day options! We have a LOVEly weekend plan that we’d LOVE you to join us for!
Love on Valentine’s Day is bigger than just sweethearts. Love can be for anything and anyone. So, on Saturday, February 14 from 3-5 PM, join us for a Fuzzy Friends Picnic with Bret Herholz, celebrating the release of his children’s book I Love You, Bun Bun. Bring your favorite stuffed animals and enjoy an afternoon of refreshment while sharing stories of adventures and special moments with the toys who can be our dearest friends. Bun Bun is not just a toy. He is the most important bunny in the world to one little girl, and he shows how sometimes our best friends can be stuffed. Bun Bun teaches children that it’s okay to have a stuffed friend you love very much, how much fun we can have with them, and how they can comfort us when we need to be comforted. And how, at times, they feel just as real as a real live friend.
And then, the day after that, come out to ABSW on Sunday, February 15 from 2-4 PM for Kristina England, who will be signing Stanley Stanley’s Investigative Services and Other Mysteries. At Stanley Stanley’s Investigative Services, one out of five detectives is an alcoholic. It has nothing to do with the fact that Jerry’s Bar and Stool is right across the street… Most of the private eyes chock up their problem to solving too many cases. That’s right, Stanley Stanley’s has a 100 percent turnaround rate. You bring in a picture, a piece of hair, your grandmother’s toothbrush, and Stanley Stanley’s will bring home that lost puppy, that low down husband, that senile old lady that says she is your Nana’s Nana when she’s actually just your Nana…
And then, in time for February vacation…
Sick and tired of being housebound or suffering from Cabin Fever? Bring your family out to one of our Hafta Craft events!
Monday, February 16; 11AM-3PM: Hafta Craft Dragons for February Break
Tuesday, February 17; 11AM-3PM: Hafta Craft Winter Mice for February Break
Wednesday, February 18; 11AM-3PM: Hafta Craft Astronomy for February Break
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 the spring of 2015, but stay tuned to our blog and website for its triumphant return.
UPDATED – Worcester Storytellers happens the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. The featured guest for February’s Open Mic will be Alan Gordon!
Keep an eye on the ABSW calendar and our Facebook Page for more details and updates. May your world be filled with wonderful words!