Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside


This week begins February! Check out our Black History Month display, as well as our display of books on love for Valentine’s Day.

Also check out the love we have for our local authors when you check out our updated and reorganized Local Author and Consignment display on the way to the Children’s Room!

This February, we’re also bringing back our Blind Date with Books program. Starting in February, near the front of the store, we’ll have white paper bags of used paperbacks with just a few mysterious words to hint at the 4 books hiding inside for $5. Looking for a surprise new book? Check out one of our blind dates!

We love our customers, patrons, and friends too, so there are some additional sales and coupons for you on our website under Special Offers. Please print out the coupon and bring it with you.  One coupon per purchase per day.

Thank you to everyone who came out on Friday for Worcester Storytellers open mic, featuring Catherine Zebrowski and on Sunday for our “Let Your Heart’s Desire Keep You Warm” panel of romance authors!

Our first February event is THIS SUNDAY, February 5.  ABSW invites kids of all ages to Assemble Superheroes on Superbowl Sunday Drop-In Craft between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM at our 65 James Street store. We’ll have some premade themes and costumes, or kids can design their own. For all of our Drop-In Crafts, children should be accompanied at all times by a parent or adult.

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

Sunday, February 12, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Michael Hartigan shares his thriller Stone Angels. Debut novelist Hartigan shares his award-winning thriller about a road trip of redemption.

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night: Love Stories. What has been your favorite love story told in television’s longest-running serial SF show?

Saturday, February18, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Presents The Girl Next Door by Amy Jo Cousins. Books available now in the store; join us for a great LGBTQIA discussion.

UPDATED THEMES: February Vacation Fun:

Remember, children should always be accompanied by an adult for our events.

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

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

Wednesday, February 22, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Sing-Along and Little Monster 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 February 24.

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 February 27.

Doctor Who Discussion Nights, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction series. February’s topic will be Love Stories. Next meeting is February 16.

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 The Girl Next Door by Amy Jo Cousins. Next meeting is February 18.

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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