Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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February is almost over, and next week we’ll be welcoming March and our genre theme “Mad about Plaid.” Furthermore, March is also Women’s History Month—and we at 65 James Street are especially celebrating Women in Sciences. Watch for our in-store displays of plaid-tastic books, historical Scottish romances, as well as non-fiction books and biographies on women in the sciences—from children’s books on up!

We also want to share our heartfelt congratulations to C.S.E. Cooney for her Nebula nomination! Cooney visited our bookstore last November, sharing her recent release Bone Swans. The title work of that collection, “The Bone Swans of Amandale,” has been nominated in the novella category.

Thank you to everyone who came out this beautiful weekend for Sharon Healy-Yangs celebration of her debut novel, Bait and Switch, as well as for the Rainbow Readers LGBTQA event for Love Lessons. We were happy to see all of you!


We had to CANCEL Worcester Storytellers on Friday February 26.

But we still have…

THIS SATURDAY, February 27, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Liz Mugavero brings her dog Skippy and her latest Pawsitively Organic novel. 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!

And before February is over, we also are still hosting the Free People’s Artists Workshop on Monday, February, 29, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association. Join us for an evening of networking and critiquing with local artists.

Of course, while the weather is beautiful today, it is still New England, so 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.

Now, let’s take a look at March!

Friday, March 4, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Youth LGBTQA Book Club First Meeting

Sunday, March 6, 2:00-4:00 PM – Sharon Legasey Presents The House of Wonder

Saturday, March 12, 3:00-6:00 PM – Zombies and Superheroes with Scott Goudsward and Jeremy Flagg

Sunday, March 13, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Catherine Reed, Poetry and Spirit

Thursday, March 17, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion, Companions Part 1.

Saturday, March 19, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Authors Caitlin Avery and Holly Raynes

Saturday, March 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers LGBTQA Book Club

Friday, March 25, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers

Monday, March 28, 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. This month is open mic for all with no featured reader. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on March 25.

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. Next Meeting March 28.

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 March 17.

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

Rainbow Readers Youth of Massachusetts is an LGBTQA book club specific to kids and teens, meeting once a month on first Fridays from 6:00-8:00 PM. The first meeting is March 4, and it is an open discussion of LGBTQA books for kids and teens.

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!

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