Whoo-eee!!! We had an absolutely fantastic time last week with all our events thanks to so many people coming out for all of our special guests. Every event had a fantastic crowd, many with standing room only! We also want to thank our wonderful guests, authors Paul Tremblay and Jeffrey Thomas on Tuesday, July 5; authors Sharon Lee and Steve Miller on Friday, July 8; author and ghost-hunter Kristi Petersen Schoonover and Nathan Drake Schoonover on Saturday, July 9; and author Misty Jae Ogert just yesterday on Sunday, July 10!
Of course, there is still time today before we close to get some of the treasures of our Pre-Brimfield Flea Market Vintage Book Sale, where we’re offering an additional 10% off of our vintage titles.
This week, we have two events happening…
Saturday, July 16, 12:00 – 5:00 – Final Poets Assemble! of 2016 This is your last chance to make your own poet puppets for Take your Poet to Work Day! on Wednesday, July 20.
Saturday, July 16, 6:00 – 8:00 – Rainbow Readers LGBTQA Book Club reads Dates! A Queer Historical Comics Anthology. Stop into the store for your copies!
Next week, we’re also a little light on our programming as Patty, Suzanne, and Trish will be away from Thursday, July 21 – Sunday July 24 for Necon, the Northeaster Writers Conference that is family to a lot of our favorite horror and dark fantasy authors. We’ll be selling books there through the weekend.
But we do have a lot going on the following week – including our very special Harry Potter Event!
Monday, July 25, 7:00 – 8:00 – Free People’s Artists Workshop.
Wednesday, July 27, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Berenstain Bears Craft and Reading Day
Thursday, July 28, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion.
SPECIAL WEEKEND EVENT! Happy Birthday Harry Potter; Welcome Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Join us starting on Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 PM as we count down to official release time of Sunday 12:01 AM to until about 1:30 AM (or until the last sale of the night). We will have readings, costume contests, door prizes, and more Potter fun. And then, on July 31, we’ll have crafts, publish costume photos, and select the costume prizes. Find out more on our Facebook event page here.
But, we only have a limited supply: A pre-order guarantees you will have a book in your Potter-loving hands on July 31. After that, attendees will be handed numbers on a first-come, first-served basis. If we out of our stock, though, we will be taking orders for a fresh shipment.
So, we’re not even halfway through July, and it is a seriously kicking month. In addition to these awesome events, don’t forget our regular events, too!
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. July’s featured readers are Sam Lalos and Michel Duncan Merle. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on July 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, June 27.
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! For July only, special meeting date on July 28.
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 July 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. THERE IS NO JULY RAINBOW READERS YOUTH. But stay tuned for something special in August!
May your world be filled with wonderful words!