Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside


Christmas and Hanukkah are only a week away!  Have you gotten all your gifts?

To help with your last-minute shopping, here is a reminder of our 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


And for the holidays, themselves:


We will CLOSE AT 6:00 PM on Saturday, December 24.

We will be CLOSED on Sunday, December 25.

We will be OPEN regular hours on Saturday, December 31.

We will be OPEN regular hours on Sunday, January 1.


We hope you’re enjoying our Holiday Gift Idea blogging event, which we started on December 1 and will end 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 if you’re looking for books to celebrate and count down to the holidays with some of your favorite children, check out our holiday book display in our Children’s room. Not only do we have some classic Christmas books, but we have books for Solstice, Hanukkah, non-religious, and even books in Spanish that you can share with your favorite little people.

Thank you very much to those who came out this past Saturday for our Put Some Scares into Your Holiday with Horror Authors Pete Kahle and Tom Deady. We had a spook-tacular time!

This week, TODAY, Monday, November 19, starting at 7:00 PM, we have our regular Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social for those of you that need a little piece of creative relaxation during this holiday season.

After that, we’ve got a nice, clear schedule for your holiday shopping.

BUT we do have some events during December Vacation!


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

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

And here is a sneak peek at what’s going on in January!

Saturday, January 7, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – A Kolchak the Night Stalker Afternoon with New Story by Author James Chambers.

Thursday, January 19, 7:00 – 8:00 – Doctor Who Discussion Night

Saturday, January 21, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts Presents Author L.J. Cohen

Saturday, January 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM –Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts discusses Power Play by Avon Gale.

Sunday, January 29, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Let Your Heart’s Desire Keep You Warm: A Panel of Romance Authors

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. Join the Worcester Storytellers for their open mic and featured reader every month. Next meeting is January 27 and features Catherine Zebrowski.

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 January 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 is January 19.

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 is January 21.

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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