Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside


Happy Educator Appreciation Week from Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester!

If you are a teacher, homeschooler, or any other educator, come on into our 65 James Street “bigger on the inside” bookstore, and let us show you how much we appreciate all the work you do by giving you an ADDITIONAL 10% off of our always-available 10% off discount for educators. This means you’ll save from 40%-70% off cover price for new and used book. Just bring in some form of proof or educator ID or certification, and we’ll give our thanks in savings.

Thank you for everything you do for our community!

We also want to thank everyone who came out to our Rainbow Readers events this past weekend. We were happy to have author Jamie Fessenden for a talk and signing, and we had a lovely discussion of our monthly book of The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by KJ Charles.

This week…

Besides Educator Appreciation Week, happening all week, we’ve also got, on Sunday, August 21, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, The Brain in Books Round Table Discussion with author and psychologist Laura Diamond and author T.J. Woodridge.

Have you ever wondered about the accuracy of conditions like bipolar disorder, autism, and other similar portrayals in books? Would you like to know how writers research to give authentic and respectful renditions of mental health in their books? This discussion is for you!

Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist currently specializing in emergency psychiatry. She is also an author of all things young adult—both contemporary and paranormal. An avid fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and anything magical, she thrives on quirk, her lucid dreams, and coffee.

T.J. Wooldridge is the child-friendly persona of Trisha J.Wooldridge. T.J. Wooldridge writes scary books for children; Trisha J. Wooldridge writes scary stories and poems for adults. Her work has won two EPIC awards, the Eye on the Prize poetry award, and has been nominated twice for Stoker awards.

And for the rest of the month…

Friday, August 26, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers

Monday, August 29, 7:00 PM – Free People’s Artists Workshop

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. August’s featured reader is poet Eric Wasileski. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook! Next meeting on August 26.

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, August 29.

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! NO DOCTOR WHO TALKS FOR AUGUST. Talks will continue September 15.

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 September 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 September 17.

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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