Happy Passover and Happy Easter to our friends who celebrate it. As a reminder, we ARE open regular hours THIS SUNDAY, EASTER SUNDAY, April 16.
Spring has finally decided to show up this week! If you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors with a book, stop by and check out our New Arrivals shelf. Also, with the good weather, we’ve put our Seasonal Sales Carts back outside, so check and see what new treasures we have there.
And if the beautiful days put a desire for poetry in your chest, check out our Local Authors display, which we’ve specially tailored for National Poetry Month! We have limited edition chapbooks, short books, and poetry collections along some perennial favorites from local poets. We also have put out back copies of The Worcester Review and other literary magazines at extra-low prices. And if you’re interested in the magic of the seasons, we also have discounted our limited supply of back copies of The Witches Almanac.
This past weekend, we had two great guests we were happy to share with our friends. On Friday, we had Dr. Mary Baures giving a beautiful and moving presentation about the baby elephants she adopted who were rescued when their families were slaughtered for ivory. And then on Saturday, we had a lot of fun with humorous Loren Schechter, who had a wide variety of mystery, satire, and horror to share with us. Schechter even left us a few extra autographed books if you missed his reading. Come take a look at Murder in Millbrook, Ethics of the Undead, and The Cure.
If you had a great time shopping or at any 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.
THIS SATURDAY, April 15, from 6:00-8:00, we hope you’ll join us for Rainbow Readers presents Hexbreaker by Jordan L Hawk.
“Will a dark history doom their future together?
If anyone finds out New York Copper Tom Halloran once ran with the notorious O’Connell tunnel gang, he’ll spend the rest of his life doing hard time behind bars. But Tom’s secret is threatened when a horrible murder on his beat seems to have been caused by the same ancient magic that killed his gang.
Cat shifter Cicero is determined to investigate a death and a disappearance no one else believes are connected. When the trail of his investigation crosses Tom’s, the two very different men have no choice but to work alongside each other…all the while fighting against the passion growing within.
When their investigation uncovers a conspiracy that threatens all of New York, Tom must choose between living a lie and gaining his heart’s desire, or confessing the truth and sacrificing it all.”
And for those of you planning for April Vacation, the 17-21, we have some fun for you!
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
SPECIAL EVENT: Friday, April 21, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Where do Fairies Go? Signing and Fairy House Building. Pre-Registration STRONGLY suggested; limited supplies. $10 materials fee. Author Liza Gardner Walsh will share her stories of fairy houses, and then lead those interested in a workshop to make their own fairy houses. Reading and Q&A at 11:00. Crafting at 11:30.
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! featuring Selina Lovett’s Faces of Fandom Presentation.
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. April’s topic is New Seasons, New Stories. 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!