Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

booksflowersWe hope all our friends had a wonderful and safe Independence Day this weekend!

For those of you still interested in our ALL-DAY TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP, we have extended the deadline to THIS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8TH for you to get in your registration and payment. The $60 registration includes the workshop, lunch, handouts, and individualized advice for members from the instructors. Find out more on its event page here!

We’re also especially excited about working with the awesome #WeNeedDiverseBooks organization for our Worcester Needs Diverse Books event on July 25. Watch the store for some special swag from our authors and our Friday Spotlight blog to “meet” these authors and illustrators ahead of time!

Here is what’s going on for July, with a wee sneak peek at August! As always, watch our website and Facebook page for ongoing updates!

Thursday, July 9, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM—Shelf Series “The Cool Old Women of Doctor Who” with Patty Cryan. ABSW owner and long-time Whovian talks about one of her particular passions about the Doctor Who.

Saturday, July 11, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM—Teen Writing Workshop. Do you have teens in your life interested in writing? Register them for this unique workshop with Ann Haywood Leal and Trisha J. Wooldridge, instructors who have worked in a number of publishing positions—writing, editing, and teaching. Registration cost of $60 includes lunch and handouts is due THIS WEDNESDAY JULY 8.

Thursday, July 16 – Sunday, July 19—Patty will be attending the Northeastern Writers Conference. The store will be open, but there may be some last minute changes in hours. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Sunday, July 19, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM—Hafta Craft & Storytime “Fantastic Foxes.” Join us for fox-related crafts and a reading of The Tanglewood Fox.

Wednesday, July 22, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM—Craft and Reading Theme Day: The Berenstain Bears. Stories and crafts around The Berenstain Bears books.

Saturday, July 25, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM—Worcester Needs Diverse Books. Meet authors who are making a difference in the landscape of children’s and YA books through diversity. Join us for an afternoon of readings, discussion of how we can make more children and teens feel like they are part of literature, and a Q&A session with authors, illustrators, and editors. The current line-up of authors, illustrators and editors includes:

Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung, Nicole Tadgell, Cindy Rodriguez, Terry Farish, Rhea Ewing, Kimberly Long-Ewing, T.J. Wooldridge, Jennifer Carson

And coming up in August…

Saturday, August 1, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Bones & Skulls & Ticks, Oh My! Dr. Ponciano Salazar of the Webster Square Animal Clinic in Worcester will be speaking to children about ticks and entertaining them with skulls and bones of various animals.

Sunday, August 8, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: The Princesses of Ruth Sanderson. Ruth Sanderson is an award-winning illustrator of hundreds of children’s books, particularly fairy tales and princess stories. Join us for a princess celebration! Costume contest, art demo, princess treats, and more!

Sunday, August 16, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Hafta Craft & Storytime Family Drop-in, Astronomy.

Wednesday, August 19, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Cat in the Hat Day, craft and storytime.

Of course, as a reminder, our regular events are…

Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, every Monday at 7:00PM (sharing space last Monday of the month with The Free People’s Artists Workshop). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

Hafta Craft & Storytime Family Drop-in, the third Sunday of every month from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. June’s theme will be Astronomy. 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!

The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the last Monday of every month from 7:00-9:00 PM. Networking and feedback from other artists and creators of all types. Co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association.

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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