Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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Congratulations, to all the winners of the Nebulas and Stokers announced this weekend–with a special shout out to long-time friend of the store Paul Tremblay for winning the “Superior Achievement in a Novel” Stoker Award for A Head Full of Ghosts.

In fact, we have ONE signed, first edition left of A Head Full of Ghosts. Paperbacks are on their way.

Paul will actually be at our 65 James Street store on Tuesday, July 5, with his friend and fellow author, Jeffrey Thomas, for an evening event of reading, speaking, and signing, starting at 7:00 PM. Mark your calendars!

In other cool New Release and horror author news, we will have copies of Joe Hill’s newest release, The Fireman, available tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, right when the store opens!

This past weekend, we thank everyone who came out to the My Family Record Book and Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts events! We had a fun time with our presenters and visitors – and we congratulate Peg Q., winner of the Abandoned Asylum photo print!

THIS WEEK, we’ve got a lot happening, too, with FIVE Fabulous Events happening!

THIS THURSDAY, May 19, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Patty is hosting her monthly Doctor Who Discussion. The topic is a continuation of Companions, focusing on those for the 6th, 7th, and 8th Doctors.

Next, THIS FRIDAY, May 20, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, we have An Evening of Sherlock Holmes with Bret Herholz and CV Shea.

CV Shea III is the author of Sherlock Holmes from A to Z, an encyclopedia of information about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective and the faithful Dr. Watson. An attorney in Worcester County as well as a lifelong fan, Shea brings his real world experience with individuals who could have stepped out of Holmes’s and Watson’s cases.

Bret Herholz is the author of several graphic novel interpretations of Holmes stories, as well as Holmes-inspired stories.  He has also created stage plays of various Holmes adventures that have been performed at Nick’s Bar. Additionally, Herholz has taught art classes at the Worcester Art Museum and been a freelance illustrator for many years.

And then THIS SATURDAY, we’ve got two events.  In the afternoon, from 12:00 – 5:00 PM, we are hosting another Poets Assemble craft day.  Make pop-stick puppets of your favorite poets to bring to work—and share their adventures with the world.  After that, ABSW is hosting the Rainbow Readers LGBTQA Book Club from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, and the book is the queer literature classic, Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller. Even if you haven’t read the book, join us to find out about the historical and literary impact this book has had on LGBTQA culture.

And finally, finishing up this busy weekend, THIS SUNDAY, we have local author and lifetime student of baseball, Carl H. Johnson, coming to talk about his newest release, The Baseball Buff’s Bathroom Book. It contains entertaining and informative stories about the Gas House Gang, Babe Ruth, the 2004 Red Sox comeback, the Williams Shift, New Hampshire’s own Sam Fuld and many more. It’s a book for baseball fans who “love to read about your heroes and the old timers you’ve only heard about.”

And for the rest of the month…

Monday, May 23, 7:00 PM – Free People’s Artists Workshop

Friday, May 27, 7:00 PM – Worcester Storytellers, featuring Barbara Roberts

And because we’re excited for June, here’s a wee sneak peek…

Friday, June 3, 7:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Youth discusses Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee

Saturday, June 4, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Best-selling author James A. Moore reads, discusses, and signs The Silent Army, the last book in the Seven Forges series.

Saturday, June 11, All Day – Maurice Sendak Day. Celebrate the beloved children’s author of Where the Wild Things Are and many other titles with readings, crafts, and more.

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. May’s featured reader is Barbara Roberts. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on May 27.

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 May 23.

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 May 19.

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 Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller. Next meeting on May 21.

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. Next meeting on June 3.

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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