Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

westernsA multitude of happy wishes to all those who celebrated or are still celebrating—be it Passover, Easter, the full moon, or just that it’s April and not currently freezing or snowing.

We had a relaxing weekend at 65 James Street as we’re gearing up for Spring and our awesome Carnival of Children’s Authors and Illustrators this coming weekend!

With some of our Spring prep, we just received another great bunch of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels that we’re working on shelving—and we’re also expanding our Westerns section, too. And while we’re shelving the new books, we’re putting together our Sidewalk Sale carts, so watch for new books on our discount carts outside!

While we’re bringing in new stock, we’re also looking for books on the local elementary, middle school and high school Summer Reading Lists. If you’re a teacher, you can send us your summer reading titles to so we can have them for your students.

Also, thank you to everyone who’s been supporting the Worcester–The City That Reads book drive with us. We’re still taking donations of new or gently used books appropriate for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade—and any books purchased for donation get an additional 10% off. We’ll have the box by our register until April 30.

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


Join us for the Carnival of Children’s Authors and Illustrators!

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM: A group of children’s authors and illustrators will bring their talents for a carnival of art and words. From picture books to middle grade novels, join us for a beautiful, informative, and fantastic voyage through literature.

Here’s our schedule for the day:

We’re starting the day with books for younger readers, and our authors are:

Joan Duris, Sandra Horning, Heather Lang, and Jane Sutcliffe.

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.

For the second half of the day, we’re focusing on older readers, and our authors are:

Stacy DeKeyser, Ann Haywood Leal, and T.J. Wooldridge

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 questions.

Join us for a fun and beautiful day celebrating literature and art for children of all ages.

Here’s the rest of our April Calendar

Sunday, April 19, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM:

Hafta Craft & Storytime Family Drop-in with mouse-themed crafts and readings, such as ANGELINA BALLERINA

Friday, April 24, 7:00 – 8:30 PM:

Worcester Storytellers featuring Glenn D’Alessio

As a reminder, our regular events are…

Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, 7PM every Monday

Hafta Craft & Storytime Family Drop-in, 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 in MAY on the last Sunday of every month starting at 2:00 PM.

Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. 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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