Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside


Today we remember our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. Thank you to all our service people who gave their lives defending our country and our rights. We couldn’t be a place of free thinking and free speech without them.

For those who also celebrate Memorial Day as the kickoff to summer, we wish all of you safe travels and wonderful time spent with your families and/or friends.

Don’t forget, today, Memorial Day, we are open for our Regular Hours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

In case you forgot, our Regular Hours are:

Monday-Thursday      –           10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday-Saturday          –           10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday                        –           10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

THIS WEEK we have a few events happening!

THIS WEDNESDAY, May 31, 6:00 – 3:00 PM – D.J. Butler Witchy Eye Signing, Speaking, and Music

D.J. Butler is the author of the multiple science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, superhero, alternate history, and horror novels. On Wednesday, May 31, from 6:00-8:00 PM, he celebrates the release of his latest book, Witchy Eye, at 65 James Street, with music, historical research, and a little Appalachian magic.

THIS SATURDAY, Saturday, June 3, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, for PRIDE MONTH, we’re happy to host A History of Queer Culture with Sarah Prager.

Sarah Prager is an advocate for queer history education particularly for youth. Her first book, Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World was released by HarperCollins this May. In 2013, Sarah created Quist, a free app for iOS, Android, and Windows that brings LGBTQ and HIV history to life with a following of over 35,000 from over 100 countries. Sarah’s writing has been published in The Advocate, Huffington Post, QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, It Gets Better Project’s blog, and various other newspapers, magazines, and blogs. She has been a guest on HuffPost Live, the Michelangelo Signorile Show on Sirius XM Progress Radio, and The List on ABC2.

And for the rest of June and PRIDE month…

Saturday, June 10, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Leah DeCesare presents Forks, Knives, and Spoons.

PRIDE SPECIFIC: Sunday, June 11, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Brave Boy World, an anthology of Transman stories with editor Michael Takeda and artist Dante Saunders.

Thursday, June 15, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night.

PRIDE SPECIFIC: Friday, June 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Love is Love Part 1, LGBTQIA Romance Authors share their stories.

PRIDE SPECIFIC: Saturday, June 17, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Reader’s Book Club discusses Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver.

PRIDE SPECIFIC: Wednesday, June 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Donna Minkovicz talks about Memoirs and Journalism in the Queer Community.

Friday, June 23, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers

PRIDE SPECIFIC: Saturday, June 24, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Love is Love Part 2, LGBTQIA Romance Authors share their stories.

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 June 23.

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 June 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 June 15.

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. Next meeting is June 17.

As always, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

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.


May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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