Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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We are rounding out the last week of January and getting ready for February. It is still quite cold outside, and there may still be some snowstorms before winter is over, so make sure you have enough books to cuddle up with this season. Of course, we’re nice and warm inside the bookstore—and we still have our homey little Keurig if you’d like coffee or tea.

On top of that, you’ve even got more time to hang out with us on Sundays as we’ll be closing at 6:00 PM now! In case you need it, here’s a refresher of our hours:

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

We also have quite a few fun events to warm things up, too! As always, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page (even linked here and at the bottom of the email for your convenience) to check for any changes in our hours or events due to inclement weather.

THIS WEEK, TODAY, Monday, January 25 from 7:00-8:00 PM, we are hosting The Free People’s Artists Workshop. Join us for an evening of creating, networking, and getting feedback from local fellow artists and creators of all types. Co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association.

And also THIS WEEK, on Saturday, January 30, from 2:00-4:00 PM, we are happy to welcome back Liz Mugavero with her cozy pet mysteries, celebrating her latest release. Murder Most Finicky is the fourth book in Mugavero’s Pawsitively Organic series that follows Kristin “Stan” Connor of Frog Ledge, CT. Her booming Pawsitively Organic pet food has caught the attention of a celebrity pastry chef, who has invited her to a weekend in Newport, RI. The gourmet getaway turns sour, though, when one chef turns up dead and a second one goes missing. The prior series books include, A Biscuit, a Casket; Kneading to Die; and The Icing on the Corpse.

And if the mystery isn’t enough of a hook—Mugavero also serves up some wonderful gourmet pet food recipes! We have all her titles in the store if you want to pick them up before the event

Now… let’s take a look at FEBRUARY!!

Saturday, February 6, 3:00-6:00 PM – Writers Coffeehouse New England.

Led by bestselling authors Christopher Golden and James A. Moore, this Q&A Discussion of All Things Writing has moved all around the U.S., and it’s stopping by our little “bigger on the inside” bookstore. Come and ask about anything related to publishing, the writing life, and more—and get answers from people who make a living doing what they love.

NEW DATE: Tuesday, February 9, 7:00-8:00 PM – Adult Coloring Night

$20 materials fee; pre-registration required. Contact the store in person, by calling 508-796-5613, or email us at

UPDATED INFO: February 15-17, Special Vacation Events

            Monday, February 15, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Toddler Singalong.

Monday, February 15, 12:00 – 12:30 PM – Toddler Storytelling

Monday, February 15, 1:00 – 2:00 PM – Kids 4-8 Singalong

Monday, February 15, 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Kids 4-8 Storytelling

Tuesday, February 16, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Magical Crafts

Tuesday, February 16, 1:30 – 2:15 PM – Rise of the Guardians Storytelling

Wednesday, February 17, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Nature Crafts

Wednesday, February 17, 1:30 – 2:00 PM – Animal Storytime

Wednesday, February 17, 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Crafts / Singalong

NEW LISTING: Thursday, February 18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Talks: Companions, Part One

Saturday, February 20, 2:00-4:00 PM – Sharon Yang presents Bait and Switch

Meet author and Worcester State University professor Sharon Yang as she talks about her debut novel, and the love of noir and film that inspired it!

Saturday, February 20, 6:00-8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers

This month’s LGBTQA Book club will read Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan. Contact the store to reserve your copy today.

Friday, February 26, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers

Monday, February 29, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Free People’s Artists Workshop

For your convenience, here’s a list of our regular events!

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

Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on February 26.

The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the last Monday of each 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. MEETS TODAY at 7:00 PM.

Doctor Who Talks, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction serial. Every month will have a different topic! Next meeting on February 18.

The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQA Book club that will meet once a month on Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 PM. The February book will be Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan. Next meeting on February 20.

As always, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

One thought on “Events Buzz: Looking Toward February

  1. Reblogged this on Brand Fearless ~ Kim Fleck and commented:
    Author Liz Mugavero will once again be at Annie’s Book Stop don’t miss it!

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