Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

03282015 - Stanley StanleyHappy Vernal Equinox! It’s good to see the daylight hours outpacing the darkness.

Our weekend at 65 James Street was a lot of fun with our visitors from Insanity Tales and Books & Boos Press this past Sunday. And with just over a week left for Women’s History Month, there’s still time to stop in and check out our display and specials up front.

We’re also participating in the Worcester–The City That Reads book drive again for 2015. Our box for book donations is to the right of the register. Donations should be new or gently used books appropriate for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester also offers an additional 10% off any books you buy just for this donation. We’re taking donations until April 30.

We also just picked up a big haul of Newbery Award-winning books, including Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Shiloh for all our dog-loving readers out there. We were also especially happy with the huge amount of Goosebumps books we’re adding to our shelves.

For our friends who are teachers, please feel free to send us copies of your upcoming summer reading lists so we can start stocking them now. You can reach us at

Now, onto our events! Below is our ongoing list with updates, but watch our website and Facebook page for even more updates!


This coming weekend has us with two events again!

On Friday, from 7:00-8:30 PM, Worcester Storytellers is back at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester with their open mic featuring special guests Linda McCarthy and Susan Matusen for a wonderful night if fiction and poetry.

And then on Saturday, March 28, from 2:00-4:00 PM Kristina England returns again to read and sign her mystery/noir book Stanley Stanley’s Investigative Services and Other Mysteries.

Kristina England resides in Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned her M.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Boston and works as a Communication Specialist at the University of Massachusetts System Office. Kristina serves as Secretary of the Worcester County Poetry Association, an Assistant Editor at the Ballard Street Poetry Journal, and the Web Manager for The Worcester Review. Her poetry and fiction have been published in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Extract(s), Gargoyle, Haggard and Halloo, New Verse News, Poetry24, The Story Shack, Yellow Mama, and other magazines.

Coming up…

UPDATED INFO: Saturday, April 11, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Carnival of Children’s Authors: Panels, Discussions, Signings, and More! Join us for a full day of readings, talks, and signings with authors and illustrators who’ve done work for children of all ages. A full author list will post soon, so keep an eye on the ABSW calendar and our Facebook Page!

11:00 AM-12:15 PM: Readings from picture books and early readers for our younger audience and their family.

12:30-1:45: Panel of authors and illustrators talking about their work and answering audience questions.

2:00-3:15: Readings from middle grade and young adult authors for older audiences.

3:30-4:45: Panel of middle grade and YA authors talking about their work and answering audience.

And don’t forget our regular events.

Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, 7PM every Monday

Hafta Craft Family Drop-in will begin on April 19 and happen the third Sunday of every month from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult for duration of stay.

Literary Genre Trivia Night and Literary Genre Trivia Reprise WILL RETURN on MAY of 2015, resuming on the last Sunday of every month from 3:00-4:00 PM.

Worcester Storytellers happens the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. The featured guest for April will be Glenn D’Alessio. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook!

As always, watch ABSW calendar and our Facebook Page for more details and updates.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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