Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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Hello, summer heat wave! Well, we’ve got air conditioning and water, so stop on in if you need to cool down and find the right book for your summer reading needs—be they for school or fun.

Thank you to everyone who came by for this month’s Worcester Storytellers! We had a lovely time. And the staff who went to Necon this weekend now has some special events in the works for October, November, and December – so keep watch! On top of that, we also have even more signed copies for you from awesome authors like Joe Hill, Laura Anne Gillman, Mark Morris, James A. Moore, Bracken MacLeod, Christopher Golden, Seanan McGuire and many, many more! Also keep watch for some special interviews on our blog.

This week, because of Patty’s trip to Necon, we are hosting the Doctor Who Discussion Night THIS THURSDAY at 7:00.  It’s an open discussion of anything and everything Doctor-related!

Most importantly, something we’ve been excited about for months, THIS IS THE HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY WEEK! 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). Here’s a look at what to expect:

At 8:00 PM, we will start handing out numbers for any remaining unreserved books.

At 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 PM, we will have short readings from some of the staff’s favorite passages from the first seven books.

 At 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 PM, we will draw the winners of our door prizes: some beautiful Harry Potter coloring books.

At 12:01 AM, we will release the books! If you had a pre-order or have a number, you can check out and bring you book home. If you are on the waiting list, we’ll take your contact information and order you copies.

Throughout the night, we’ll also be taking pictures of costumes, handing out a few Potter-inspired goodies, and more!

Then, when we open again at 10:00 AM again on Sunday, July 31, we will have crafts, publish costume photos, and select the costume prizes. Find out more on our Facebook event page here.

Remember, 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 sell out of our stock, though, we will be taking orders for a fresh shipment.

You DO NOT want to miss this Potter Party!

And, as a reminder, here are 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. 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, July 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! 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 August 13.

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 August 5.

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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