Happy April and National Poetry Month to all!
We’ve certainly started out this April with an abundance of “showers”! But even if you don’t see our sales carts on the sidewalk, we still have them inside if you want to check out some extra discounted books!
Thank you to everyone who came out for our Rainbow Readers Youth Book Club! We had a great discussion about Carry On by Rainbow Rowell this Saturday. Next month we’ll be reading George by Alex Gino. The bookstore will have copies shortly, but you can stop in and pre-order now to make sure you get your copy!
This past weekend, Trisha and Suzanne were both at Conbust at Smith College, chatting with authors and coming up with some fun future events for the bookstore. Stay tuned for some awesome announcements in the next few weeks for the upcoming months!
Since we are running late on posting for this week, here’s just a refresher of what to expect THIS MONTH at 65 James Street.
Saturday, April 16, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Author Jo Page presents Preaching in My Yes Dress.
Saturday, April 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts discusses The Color Purple.
Sunday, April 17, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Local Author and Activist Scott Schaeffer-Duffy presents Nothing is Impossible.
UPDATED SCHEDULE: Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19 – April Vacation Fun!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Singalong featuring favorite children’s songs
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Storytelling featuring William Joyce’s Guardians of Childhood Series
Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North, Jack Frost, The Sandman
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Crafts – Build a telescope or create your own moon
Wednesday, April 20, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Maddison’s Mission.
Thursday, April 21, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Group. Talk continues on the Doctor’s Companions, focusing on the Fourth and Fifth Doctor.
Friday, April 22, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers brings their regular open mic, this month featuring Catherine Reed.
Monday, April 25, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Free People’s Artists Workshop
SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1 – Weekend Long Independent Bookstore / Vintage Book Event! ABSW has a great collection of vintage and antique books that we normally only sell online, but to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, we are opening our collection to the public to browse! At 1:00 PM on Saturday, owner Patty Cryan will give a set of collected readings on “Books about Books” and on Sunday at 1:00 PM, she will talk about her adventures in bookselling and handling vintage books. Throughout both days, we’ll have other surprises for everyone.
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. April’s featured reader is Catherine Reed. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on April 22.
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 on April 25.
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 April 21.
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 The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Next meeting on April 16.
Rainbow Readers Youth of Massachusetts is an LGBTQA book club specific to teens, meeting once a month on first Fridays from 7:00-9:00 PM. The book will be George by Alex Gino. Next meeting on May 6.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!