Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

booksflowersWe had a lovely time this Friday with Worcester Storytellers and Glenn D’Alessio this past Friday. Thank you to everyone who came out!

April ends this Thursday! That means you only have until then to stop into our “bigger on the inside” bookstore at 65 James Street to:

  • Donate to the Worcester—The City That Reads book drive. Donate gently used books suitable for K-8 students—or buy one of our books and get an additional 10% off for donation.
  • Try to win a $50 Gift Certificate by telling us when you see our ad on WCCA TV 13.

We’re also still ordering books for summer reading. Teachers and educators, please send your summer reading lists to so we can make sure we have all the books our students need.

THIS SATURDAY, May 2nd, we’re celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with an all-day event of sales (10% more on ALL BOOKS!), treats, and other giveaways—including two raffles every hour from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM for a chance to win FREE NEW BOOKS from 12 of the genres you can find at our store!

Also, starting on Sunday, May 3rd, we’ll be open an extra hour every Sunday, so that means you can shop at your favorite Worcester bookstore until 6PM on Sundays!

And when you do stop in, look for our beautiful Mother’s Day display with a great selection of books. Gift certificates make a great Mother’s Day gift, too!

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

Coming in May:

Sunday, May 17, All-Day: Oziana!

Join us in celebrating the 115th anniversary of the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. We’ll be doing Oz crafts, eating Oz treats, and more! Special guest Ryk E. Spoor, best-selling fantasist and author of Polychrome will drop in for a visit and signing—and stay tuned for a few more surprises!

Sunday, May 31, starting at 2:00 PM: Literary Genre Trivia – Science Fiction

Our popular trivia event makes its triumphant return this month! Test your literary grit and knowledge about science fiction (specifically science fiction; fantasy will come later). There is a $20 gift certificate for the winner! Join us for a chance to win, to socialize with other book-lovers, and to geek-out over your favorite authors!

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.

Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook!

Literary Genre Trivia FINALLY RETURNS in MAY on the last Sunday of every month starting at 2:00 PM.

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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