Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside


This week starts March! Spring is on its way!

This week also starts our Spring hours here at ABSW.  We’ll be open until 7pm on Sundays starting on March 5th.

There are still a few Blind Date with Books packages left at the front of the store. It’s never too late to find a new reading love!  For $5, you can take a special package home and discover a new love!

There is also still time to grab some savings on our website under Special Offers. Print out one of several special coupons and bring it with you.

And did you know we are on TripAdvisor? If you’ve had a good time at our bookstore, consider leaving us a review!

We have two great events happening for you THIS WEEK!

THIS THURSDAY, March 2, starting at 7:00 PM, Rainbow Readers presents author Angel Martinez. Martinez will be sharing her latest release Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeists with a reading, Q&A, and signing.

While Angel Martinez is the queer fiction pen name of a writer of several genres, she writes both kinds of queer fiction – Science Fiction and Fantasy (sometimes serious and sometimes not so much.) Angel has one husband, one son, two cats, a changing variety of other furred and scaled companions, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.

Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeists sits comfortably at the intersection of serious and humorous. When Taro Torres is plagued during his international travels by something that’s been cleaning glasses, putting dishes away, and even dusting. At least he hopes it’s a cleaning-obsessed poltergeist and not his own anxieties burbling over into neat freak fits he doesn’t remember. Taro’s skeptical but desperate enough to try even a ghost hunter. As the paranormal puzzles multiply and Jack begins to suggest the entity might not be a ghostly one, it’s a race to see whether Taro’s poltergeist or his relationship with the obviously-not-ace ghost hunter, Jack Montrose, will reach maximum strangeness first.

And then…

THIS COMING SUNDAY, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birth day with A Seuss Celebration! Join us for an afternoon of crafts and reading aloud.

And for the rest of March…

Saturday, March 11, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Michael Hartigan, Thriller Author of Stone Angels.

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

Saturday, March 18, 6:00-8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Ariah by BR Sanders.

Sunday, March 19, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Jenny Hudson presents The Closing.

Friday, March 24, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers.

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 March 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 March 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. Next meeting is March 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 Ariah by BR Sanders. Next meeting is March 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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