We’re about halfway through August! Have you met your Summer Reading goals? Do you have a new list of books to buy for the semester? Stop into our 65 James Street store! We have shelves and spinners full of classics and reading lists from the local schools!
Are you a teacher or an educator? We’re also in the middle of Educator Appreciation Week at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester. We offer a 10% educator’s discount on our new and used books all year ’round, but during our annual Educator Appreciation Week every August, we offer an additional 5% to help you restock your shelves. This means that from Saturday, August 12th through Sunday, August 20th, new books will be 35% off and used books will be 65% off. Store credit may be used on used books during this sale to make your purchase price even lower. Just bring in your MTA card, your pay stub, or your state certification as a homeschooler at the time of purchase. (Please let the cashier know before ringing up your sale.)
We had a wonderful time this weekend with the Rainbow Readers to discuss Misfits by Garrett Leigh and with author Mackenzi Lee as we celebrated the release of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Thank you to everyone who came out!
THIS THURSDAY, August 17, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, join us for our Doctor Who Discussion Night – Open Topic. “Open Topic” means anything goes—but please no spoilers! Come and talk about our favorite time-traveling doctor!
And next week…
Friday, August 25, 7:00 – 8:30 – Worcester Storytellers Open Mic and featured reader Trisha J. Wooldridge.
Sunday, August 27, 2:00 – 4:00 – Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire Reading, Signing, Q&A. ABSW expects this to be a full event. Pre-register and pre-purchase titles to ensure you get a copy and a seat!
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. August is Trisha J. Wooldridge! Next meeting is August 25.
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 August 28.
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 August 17.
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 September 16.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!