Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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Our marketing team had a wonderful time at the New England Independent Booksellers Association trade show last week and are putting together a wonderful events plan for finishing up 2017 and getting into 2018. We’re also especially excited about some new books that we’ll be bringing onto our shelves in the next few months and next year, too.  Keep an eye on our calendar for some new events and perhaps even some sneak peeks at the upcoming books.

We also had a great celebration this past Friday as Worcester Storytellers celebrated their 5th Anniversary with us with featured reader Catherine “Kate” Zebrowski and a great slide show by Barbara Roberts about traveling around the Baltic in a sailboat.

September isn’t over yet!

TONIGHT, MONDAY, September 25,at 7:00 PM, we’ve got the Free People’s Artist’s Workshop, a critique collective for artists and writers. Do you have a work in progress that you want feedback on? Come and join us tonight—and every fourth Monday of the month!

And we’ve got one more great event this weekend—but we’re thrilled about this one.

THIS SATURDAY, September 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 stop by for Jenny Allen, Afternoon of Laughter.

Jenny Allen is a writer and performer. Her essays and articles have appeared for years in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York, Vogue, Esquire, More, The Huffington Post, and Good Housekeeping. Recent essays appear in Andy Borowitz’s anthology The Fifty Funniest American Writers and in In the Fullness of Time: 32 Women on Life After 50. Her award-winning solo show I Got Sick Then I Got Better has been seen in venues across the country and in Canada. She lives on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Pre-registration or pre-purchasing books is strongly recommended as we expect this event to fill quickly.

And have you marked your calendar yet for our October 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!

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 TONIGHT 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 October 19.

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, special date and time, October 14, 3:00 – 5:00.

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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