Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside


We hope all of our U.S. friends had a most wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving! We were very thankful here at our 65 James Street “bigger on the inside” bookstore for all of you, and extra thanks to those of you who came out to our three events during the holiday weekend!

Friday, we had a great Worcester Storytellers featuring Nicole Waybright, who read from her narrative non-fiction Long Way Out. On Small Business Saturday, we had a fabulous showing of authors from the Worcester Writers Collaborative giving readings throughout the day. And on Sunday, our friend Bracken MacLeod was here celebrating the release of his novel, Stranded, and tempting us with readings from forthcoming work. All of the events had excellent attendence, and all of us had a lot of fun this whole weekend. We do have a very few signed copies of Stranded still in the store—so if you missed the signing, stop in and grab one before they’re gone!

This week puts us right into the thick of holiday shopping, so we are open a little extra time for you with extended Holiday Hours:

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM


THIS WEEK, we have welcome back the Free People’s Artists Workshop TODAY, Monday, November 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Join us for an evening of networking and feedback from other artists and creators of all types. The regular event is co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association.

With December upon us, we’re also hosting our special Holiday Gift Idea blogging event, starting on December 1 and ending on December 24. Between our regular event blogs and author interviews, the staff at ABSW has hand-selected some of our favorite things we think you might also want to share with the people you love. Need some gifting inspiration? Let us help!

And here’s a peek at some of our December events…

Saturday, December 10, 6:00 – 8:00 – Rainbow Readers Book Group reads Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton.

Sunday, December 11, 1:00-3:00 – Linda McCarthy Song and Story Time.

Saturday, December 17, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM –  Put Some Scares into…: Horror Authors Pete Kahle and Tom Deady.

Thursday, December 22, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Group: Holiday Adventures.


Monday, December 26, 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Donna E. Hart, Children’s Author.

Tuesday, December 27, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Harry Potter Wand Making Craft.

Wednesday, December 28, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Astronomy Coloring Craft.

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 fourth 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. Worcester Storytellers is going on break for December! For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook!

The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the fourth 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 is TODAY Monday, November 28.

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, December 22.

Rainbow Readers Youth of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club specific to teens. On hiatus for December with more details to be announced. Further information on the Rainbow Readers Youth page.

The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that will meet once a month, usually on the third Saturdays, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting December 10.

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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