Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

02122017-stone-angels-coverHappy March and happy Women’s History Month!

If spring has got you in the mood for freshening up your look, our neighbors, Finally Tracy’s, is offering a $15 shampoo-and-haircut special for walk-in customers with stylists Marie and Cheryl. Let them know ABSW sent you!

Have you left us a review on TripAdvisor? If you’ve had a good time at our bookstore, please consider leaving us a review!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our two fabulous events last week and this past weekend. On Thursday, we had a wonderful, laugh-out-loud time with Rainbow Readers special guest Angel Martinez. And then on Sunday, to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we had a fun morning of coloring and reading aloud from some of Seuss’s lesser-known books.

THIS WEEK we finally get to warmly welcome Michael Hartigan, Thriller Author of Stone Angels. A nasty snow-storm had pushed back this event, but this weekend is looking beautiful. In fact, we even have some of his books in the store now, so you can pre-purchase them for the event.

Michael Hartigan is a Massachusetts native whose journalistic work and travel writing has been featured in numerous national and regional publications, including USA Today, The Arizona Republic, Destinations Travel Magazine and the MetroWest Daily News. Hartigan studied English and Psychology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, where much of the Stone Angels story takes place. Stone Angels, his debut novel, is a gritty, fast-paced  “road-trip redemption” story following college senior Augustine Shaw, as he embarks on a road trip from Providence, Rhode Island to Key West, Florida.

And for the rest of this month…

UPDATED LINK: Thursday, March 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night: Machines and Immortals.

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

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

Friday, March 24, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers features Diane Vanaskie Mulligan.

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.March’s featured reader is Diane Vanaskie Mulligan. 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. March’s topic is Machines and Immortals. 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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