Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

08272017 - Tui Southerland Dragons

We hope all our friends enjoyed today’s eclipse safely, and that its energy brings good things to all of us!

Worcester public schools are back in session next week, August 28. Colleges and private schools all are starting up soon, too. Have you picked up your Summer Reading books yet? What about books you need for your classes?  Check us out for your last minute needs—and what we don’t have, we might still be able to order for you.

We have a busy week as August and Summer Vacation come to an end…

THIS FRIDAY, August 25, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM join us for Worcester Storytellers Open Mic and featured reader Trisha J. Wooldridge.

Trisha J. Wooldridge has been a freelance editor for fifteen years, edited over fifty titles for publishers including Limitless Press, Leap Books, Bellatrix Press, Pink Narcissus Press, Pole to Pole Publishing, Blackrose Press, as well as multiple independent authors and micro-presses. She’s published three children’s novels and a poem as T.J. Wooldridge. Under her full name, she’s published almost two dozen short stories, story poems, and poetry. You could find her at a number of conventions and conferences across the Northeast or at

And THIS SUNDAY, August 27, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, we hare happy to share our special event, Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire Reading, Signing, Q&A.

Tui will be signing Darkness of Dragons, the newest release in her acclaimed Wings of Fire fantasy series for middle readers and young teens. Copies of Darkness of Dragons and the previous titles in the series are currently in stock and can be ordered directly from us, discounted from cover price. You can purchase copies of any of Tui’s titles from us in advance of the event to pick up in person at the event to be certain of the copies you want. In the case of wanting a signature when unable to attend, a note can be left for personalization on pre-paid books, and mail order service is available if desired. Please call us at 508-796-5613 for more information.

And coming in September…

Saturday, September 9, 12:00 – 5:00 PM – ABSW and Rainbow Readers host a table at Worcester Pride.

Saturday, September 9, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Best-selling author Craig Shaw Gardner reads and signs.

Sunday, September 10, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Sarah Prager with Queer, There, and Everywhere returns!

Friday, September 15, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Karen Stivali and Eli Easton, queer romance authors, read, speak, and sign.

Saturday, September 16, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Award-winning Lesbian Fiction author Jean Copeland speaks and signs.

Saturday, September 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers discusses Sunset Park by Santino Hassell.

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night: Old School / New School.

Friday, /seotenber 22, 7:00 – 8:30 – Worcester Storytellers Birthday Open Mic and Double Feature: Catherine Zebrowski and Joey Gould.

Saturday, September 30, 1:00 – 3:00 – Jenny Allen, Afternoon of Laughter.

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. September is birthday month with double feature Catherine Zebrowski and Joey Gould! Next meeting is September 22.

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 NEXT MONDAY, 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 September 21.

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.

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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