Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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Thank you to everyone who came out for Worcester Storytellers featuring Diane Vanaskie Mulligan this past Friday.  We had a great time with all of you!

If you had a great time at Worcester Storytellers or any other event at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester at our 65 James Street location, you can leave us a review on TripAdvisor or leave us a review on Yelp.

And as April starts THIS WEEKEND, we’ve got two grand events for you!

On Saturday, April 1, from 12:00 – Close, ABSW Celebrates Phantom of the Opera with Phantom Day!

Join us for a day of drama and celebration as we appreciate the Phantom from novel to movie to stage. Movie critic and author, Paul McMahon, will talk and answer questions about the cinematic representations of the Phantom. Owner Patty Cryan will discuss the original novel. And we will have “Make Your Own Phantom Mask” activites, as well as show the 1925 Lon Chaney Sr. movie.

NEW LINK: Sunday, April 2, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Kick off National Poetry Month with Judith Robbins and The North End.

Judith Robbins of Maine will be in the store for a reading, signing, and Q & A. Robbins’ first collection of poems, entitled The North End, was recently published by North Country Press and is a memoir in poems of life lived in ethnically diverse, working-class Worcester in the post-World War II era. The second half of the book takes the reader on an up-close experience of life in Maine, where she has lived for all of her married life.

 Interested in what we’ve got going on for the rest of April?

NEW LINK: Friday, April 7, 4:00 – 5:30 PM – Mary Baures, author, psychologist, and wildlife photographer teaches us Love Heals Baby Elephants. 

NEW LINK: Saturday, April 8, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Humor and mystery author Loren Schechter presents The Cure.

NEW LINK: Saturday, April 15, 6:00 – 8:00 – Rainbow Readers presents Hexbreaker UPDATED by Jordan L Hawk.

Monday-Friday, April 17 – 21 – April Vacation Fun

  • Monday, April 17, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Crafts and Stories: Butterflies, Bugs, Spiders
  • Tuesday, April 18, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Crafts and Stories: Dogs & Cats
  • UPDATED TIME: Friday, April 21, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Where do Fairies Go? Signing and Fairy House Building. Pre-Registration STRONGLY suggested; limited supplies.

Thursday, April 20, 7:00 – Doctor Who Discussion Night.

Friday, April 28, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers features B.J. Hill.

 Saturday, April 28, ALL DAY – Independent Bookstore Day!

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.April’s featured reader is B.J. Hill. Next meeting is April 28.

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 April 24.

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 April 20.

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 April 15.

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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