Happy Flag Day and Father’s Day, everyone!
Also, happy end-of-school and graduation to all of you who are just finishing this week! Don’t forget, we do have rewards for your hard work and accomplishments! From now through Thursday, June 30, show us your stellar report cards. If your highest grade is an A, you receive two free used books. If your highest grade is a B, you receive one free used book. If you have a straight A report card (including A- and A+), you will receive a $10 gift certificate to ABSW. If you have a straight B report card (including B- and B+), you will receive a $5 gift certificate to ABSW. One prize per report card.
We also want to let everyone know that from now until Labor Day, we’ll have our extended Summer Hours—open until 7:00 PM—on Sundays. For our full hours or for any changes, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page.
One more important bit of news, Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester is happy to be able to offer pre-orders for in-store and mail order purchases of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. AND we will open our doors at 12:01 AM on Sunday, July 31, so you don’t’ have to wait to get your hands on this summer’s most anticipated book! Follow us or watch our sites for more details on how we plan on celebrating Harry’s birthday!
We had a lovely time and a nice turnout for our Maurice Sendak Day this past Saturday, and we’ve got quite a week of events coming up!
THIS FRIDAY, June 16, we are hosting TWO events! From 4:00 – 5:30 PM, we are a Bloomsday Stop on the Worcester Ramble. The Worcester County Poetry Association brings the global celebration of James Joyce to Worcester, reading chapters and scenes from Ulysses at venues similar to those in the novel as they ramble across Worcester County—and this year, Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester gets to take part! Our chapter is Chapter Fourteen “Oxen of the Sun.”
And then, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, owner Patty Cryan is hosting Doctor Who Discussion: Companions Continued. By request, we’re continuing our discussion of the Companions for the 6th, 7th, and 8th Doctors.
And then, at 6:00 PM, the Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts discuss Murder and Mayhem by Rhys Ford. Murder and Mayhem was a Lambda award finalist in the gay murder mystery category.
And there are still more events happening in June!
NEW LINK: Friday, June 24, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers Open Mic, featuring Sharon Healy-Yang.
Saturday, June 25, 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Banjos, Attitude, and Modern Magic in Urban Fantasy with Andrea Hairston and Jennifer Allis Provost. Award-winning Hairston and Best-selling Allis Provost talk about how they make magic in their urban fantasy titles.
Wednesday, June 29, All Day – Cat in the Hat Day! Join us for a whimsical, Seussical celebration of one of the best loved books with readings and crafts through the day.
And, since we’re almost halfway through June, here’s a sneak peek at some of our July events!
Tuesday, July 5, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Award-winning authors Paul Tremblay and Jeffrey Thomas bring their special brand of fear…
Friday, July 8, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Award-winning authors of Liaden ® Universe, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller come to ABSW.
Saturday, July 9, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM – Hunting Ghosts: Real and Otherwise; full day ghostly event.
Sunday, July 10, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Do You Love Love? Local author Misty Jae Ogert brings the Romance.
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 June 24.
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, TONIGHT, 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 June 16.
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. Next meeting on June 18.
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. THERE IS NO JULY RAINBOW READERS YOUTH. But stay tuned for something special in August!
May your world be filled with wonderful words!