Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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We’re happy to have a fresh supply of local artist Katie Gireaux’s hand-crocheted kitchen towels in stock! There’s a selection of autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving art and designs on these beautiful double sided kitchen towels. Come and see our display!

We also had a most wonderful weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out for Craig Shaw Gardner and Sarah Prager, and thank you to all the folks who visited our table at Worcester Pride on Worcester Common this past Saturday. We had a great time meeting so many new faces in our community, and we hope to see you in our store looking at our diverse selection of titles or attending one of our events.

In fact, we’ve got some events for you this week!

THIS FRIDAY, September 15, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Karen Stivali, queer romance author, reads, speaks, and signs.

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies and fictional British men. She writes contemporary  straight (m/f) and LGBTQ (m/m) romance. Her m/m new adult series, Moments in Time is put out by Dreamspinner Press. She’s sharing from her latest, rounding out the series, Moment of Fate.

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

Jean Copeland is an author and English/language arts teacher at an alternative high school in Connecticut. For her first novel, The Revelation of Beatrice Darby, she won the Alice B. Readers Lavender Certificate and the 2016 GCLS Goldie Award for debut author, and was a Goldie finalist in the historical fiction category. In addition to her novels, Jean has published numerous works of short fiction and essays online and in print anthologies. When not exploring the world of lesbian fiction, she enjoys watching her students discover their talents in creative writing and poetry, traveling, relaxing by the shore, and good wine and conversation with friends.

Also THIS SATURDAY, September 16, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers discusses Sunset Park by Santino Hassell.

Raymond Rodriguez’s days of shoving responsibility to the wayside are over. His older brother wants to live with his boyfriend so Raymond has find a place of his own. But when out-and-proud David Butler offers to be his roommate, Raymond agrees for reasons other than needing a place to crash.David is Raymond’s opposite in almost every way—he’s Connecticut prim and proper while Raymond is a sarcastic longshoreman from Queens—but  their friendship is solid. Once they’re under the same roof, flirting turns physical, and their easy camaraderie is in danger of being lost to frustrating sexual tension and the stark cultural differences that set them apart.

And look what’s coming for the rest of this month!

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

Friday, September 22, 7:00 – 8:30 – Worcester Storytellers Birthday Open Mic and Double Feature: Catherine Zebrowski and surprise guest.

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

We’re working on the calendar for the rest of the year, too, so here is a sneak peek at some of October’s events!

Saturday, October 14, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Far From Home by Lorelei Brown.

Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Music and Magic with D.J. Butler, author and performer.

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night: Haunted Places.

Friday, October 20, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – An Evening of Astronomy with Jim Zebrowski.

Sunday, October 22, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Author Morgan Sylvia’s Abode, reading, speaking, signing.

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Spoooooky Storytime!

Wednesday, October 31, ALL DAY – Trick-or-Treat: Treats for Costumes!

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 a new surprise guest! 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 September 25.

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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