Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside


Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

We have quite a bit happening this week for you, with three events!

Speaking of events, if you’ve come to one of our great events and had a good time, we are on TripAdvisor. Consider leaving us a review!

THIS THURSDAY, January 19, from 7:00 – 8:00, we are hosting our Doctor Who Discussion Night. This month’s topic is First Stories. How did your favorite Doctor get introduced? How did the Doctor first meet your favorite companion? When did your favorite monster show up in the series? Join us for a fun discussion of our favorite SF icon!

And then THIS SATURDAY, January 21, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, we have a sepecial Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts Presents Author LJ Cohen. LJ Cohen is a social activist and a Boston-area novelist, poet, blogger, ceramics artist, and relentless optimist. Her diverse novel casts include several LGBTQIA characters, and her most recent book, Dreadnought and Shuttle, (book 3 of the SF/Space Opera series Halcyone Space) represents her sixth published novel. Derelict, the first novel in the series, was chosen as a Library Journal Self-e Select title and book of the year in 2016. She blogs about publishing, general geekery, and other ephemera at Contact LJ at and

Following L.J. Cohen, THIS SATURDAY, Saturday, January 21, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, the Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts meet to discuss Power Play by Avon Gale. Copies of the book are still available for sale at the store, and you don’t have to have finished the book to enjoy the discussion.

And later this month…

NEW LISTING: Friday, January 27, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers Open Mic, featuring Catherine Zebrowski

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

To help you plan ahead, here’s a sneak peek at some of our February events!

Sunday, February 5, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Superhero Crafts on Superbowl Sunday.

Sunday, February 12, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Michael Hartigan shares his thriller Stone Angels.

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night.

Saturday, February18, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Presents The Girl Next Door by Amy Jo Cousins.

February Vacation Fun:

Monday, February 20, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Monster Crafts.

Tuesday, February 21, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Train Crafts

Wednesday, February 22, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Wildlife Crafts

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 series. January’s topic will be First Stories. Next meeting is January 19.

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. January’s book is Power Play by Avon Gale. 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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