Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester at 65 James Street continues to FLY through a fabulous October filled with fun events!

There’s so much going on—especially this week with FOUR events!—we’re only going to talk events for this blog!

THIS TUESDAY, October 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, join us for Music and Magic with D.J. Butler, author and performer.

David John Butler is a lover of language and languages, a guitarist and self-recorder, and a serious reader. His training is in law, and he’s worked as a securities lawyer at a major international firm and inhouse at two multinational semiconductor manufacturers before setting up in solo practice. He’s a consultant and corporate trainer, teaching business acumen to employees of world-class companies. He started writing fiction in 2010. He’s written novels for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers that spread across the speculative fiction spectrum. His titles include The Kidnap Plot, City of the Saints, Rock Band Fights Evil, The Buza System from a variety of publishers, and he’s the acquisitions editor at WordFire.

Witchy Eye is the story of Sarah, a clever, brave, loyal, xenophobic, and somewhat mean Appalachee witch who learns she is the secret daughter of the dead empress Mad Hannah Penn, and that the living emperor, Thomas Penn, has learned of her existence and wants her dead. It’s epic fantasy—set in an alternate 1815 America.

THIS THURSDAY, October 19, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, we’re hosting our monthly Doctor Who Discussion Night: Haunted Places.

Join us for an extra-spooky spin as we talk about the different types of haunted places the Doctor has visited!

THIS FRIDAY, October 20, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, ABSW is realy excited to offer An Evening of Astronomy with Jim Zebrowski.

Jim is the president of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, and he’s bringing some cool pictures, hands-on specimens—and if it’s a clear night, telescopes! Join us for an evening of fun for all ages and appreciating the cosmos.

And THIS SUNDAY, October 22, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Author Morgan Sylvia’s Abode, reading, speaking, signing. Creepy haunted houses, modern social media…Morgan gives scares across a variety of media!

But wait! There’s HALLOWEEN Weekend and HALLOWEEN still to come!

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Spoooooky Storytime! We love our annual Spoooooky Storytime. Morning stories for younger kids; evening stories for an older audience!

Wednesday, October 31, ALL DAY – Trick-or-Treat: Treats for Costumes! Come in dressed in costume on Halloween and get a special treat from us.

And guess what… We’ve got some amazing events in November we think you’ll enjoy, too!

NEW LINK: November 11, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Pop Culture Trivia and Story time with Ellen Wittenger, author of SATURDAYS WITH HITCHCOCK.

Sunday, November 12, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Reading, Speaking, Signing with Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple.

Saturday, November 18, ALL DAY – Annual Doctor Who Celebration.

Sunday, November 19, 3:00 – 5:00 (special date/time) – Rainbow Readers discusses Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian.

Saturday, November 25, 12:00 – 6:00 PM – Small Business Saturday with Haverhill House Publishing.

November is also National Novel Writing Month, and we’ll be hosting Come Write In sessions on Thursdays, as well as a few other extra times, so keep an eye out for announcements!

And because it’s a busy time of year, here’s a SUPER EARLY sneak peek at a couple of December events we’re excited about!

NEW LINK: Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Mindful for the Holidays, exercises for kids and parents to keep cool this holiday season.

Thursday, December 7, 7:00 PM – Spicy Romance for the Holidays with Cecilia Tan.

Saturday, December 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discuss Harem Master by Megan Derr.

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 October 23.

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 THIS THURSDAY, 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 day and time, November 19, 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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