Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

We’re in the last week of February, and March is right around the corner—and March has a lot of things to celebrate!

March is Women’s History Month, and we have just received a bunch of titles in feminist studies, filmmaking, and feminist film making. They’re being seeded onto our shelves over the next few days.

Of course, if you’re interested in these topics, we also have an excellent event coming up on Friday, March 6, from 7:00-9:00 PM with producer and director Laurie Kahn as she talks about her most recent documentary, Love Between the Covers, where she follows the lives of five romance authors and investigates one of the most profitable and popular fiction genres. Find out more on the Facebook event page!

March also holds Saint Patrick’s Day, and we know we have a lot of Irish friends and patrons. We also recently received a lot of titles in fiction and non-fiction for those who love the Irish culture. Patty will be putting together a display, but keep an eye out for these little pots of gold that are all over the store.

When you do plan to come to our “bigger on the inside bookstore” at 65 James Street, definitely still check our Facebook page for any news regarding early closings or late openings due to weather. We do still live in New England.

Take a look at what else we have planned for March!

THIS FRIDAY, February 27, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, join Worcester Storytellers for their regular Open Mic with Featured Reader. This month, come and listen to Alan Gordon.

Alan Ira Gordon is a Worcester native and has been writing short stories and poetry for many years, with most of his writing in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. His fiction is collected in the anthology Journey Into Dandelion Wine Country. Gordon’s poetry has frequently been featured in Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). He’s a member of the SFPA and his genre poetry has been included in Beyond Centauri, FrostFireWorlds, Halloween Haiku II, The Martian Wave and most recently the January/February 2015 issue of The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Earlier this past year, he was the guest columnist for the Horror Writers Of America’s monthly Dark Poets poetry column on their webpage.

Find out more from the event listing here.

THIS SUNDAY, March 1, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, join us as we wish a Happy 111th Birthday to Theodore “Seuss” Geisel. Bring the whole family to join us for crafts, activities, and more, put together by Read Across America and brought to you by your favorite bookstores and libraries across the country! Details on our Facebook page.

UPDATE – Kristina England’s signing and reading of Stanley Stanley’s Investigative Services and Other Mysteries has been changed again to Saturday, March 28 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Here are the details on Facebook!

Also happening in March…

Friday, March 6

Besides our Love Between the Covers with Laurie Kahn from 7-9PM, this is also the registration deadline for Diane Lewis’s mediumship event, “Together, A Message.” Diane Lewis is a renowned psychic and medium and many people have been touched by the messages they receive from loved ones who have passed on. It’s $29 for registration, and seating is limited.

Saturday, March 14, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

B is for Berkshires…and a Book & Bowling Extravaganza at AMF Auburn Lanes. ABSW will be selling books at the bowling alley with author Joannie Duris. Here are the details on Facebook.

Saturday, March 14, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Re-imagine Urban Fantasy Magic with Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz. Check out the details here.

Saturday, March 21, 4:00-7:00 PM

Diane Lewis presents “Together, A Message” Mediumship event & signing for A Little Inspiration. Find out more on the Facebook event.

UPDATED Sunday, March 22, 1:00-3:00 PM

Insanity Tales authors Q&A, readings panel. More details here.

UPDATED Saturday, March 28, 2:00-4:00 PM

Kristina England reads and signs Stanley Stanley’s Investigative Services and Other Mysteries. Details here.

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.

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, and March will feature Linda McCarthy and Susan Matusen. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook!

Keep an eye on the ABSW calendar and our Facebook Page for more details and updates.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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