Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

Happy (or at least not terribly stressful) holiday shopping season!

If the thought of packed malls and stores fills you with dread and anxiety, stop by our cozy, small yet “bigger on the inside” bookstore at 65 James Street. We’ve got gift certificates, signed books, and other unique gift items sure to please just about everyone on your list. In fact, starting THIS WEEK, we’ll be posting gift ideas on our blog every day through December 24. (The store will be closed December 25, 2017.)

We had a spectacular Small Business Saturday with Haverhill House Publishing this past weekend. Thank you to Haverhill House Publishing, all the authors who read their work, all the fabulous people who visited, and all the photographers who shared their pix with us! (Some of today’s blog pictures are courtesy of Kevin Lewis and Tony Tremblay – Thank you!)

Gift suggestion: If you have a horror or thriller reader in your life, we still some signed books from our Small Business Saturday event!

And THIS THURSDAY, November 30, for anyone scurrying to finish up their NaNoWriMo projects, we’ll have tables and quiet space set up ALL DAY, so Come Write In! We even have coffee and tea to fuel our novelists!

Also, THIS SUNDAY, December 3, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, join us for Mindful for the Holidays, exercises for kids and parents to keep cool this holiday season.

As we hit December, stress sneaks into our lives–and the lives of our children. Whether it’s holiday planning, end of a school semester, or anything else, this time of year is tough on a lot of people. Being mindful helps.

Join us an afternoon of mindful exercises with author and 20-year mindfulness teacher Whitney Stewart’s MINDFUL KIDS activity deck. We will teach short, simple exercises parents and kids can do any time to calm themselves, give themselves a boost of energy, deal with stressful situations, and more! Leave the event having practiced mindfulness and with tools to continue.

Gift suggestion: We have these decks in stock. Stop in now if you’re in a rush or grab a signed deck at the event!

We’ve got even more events this December!

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

Saturday, December 9, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Make Way for Nancy Schön, Artist, Sculptor, Author.

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

Aaaaaand… here’s a peak at some of our 2018 events that we are also excited about!

NEW LINK: Saturday, January 6, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Maureen Boyle, Shallow Graves, and the New Bedford Serial Killer

Saturday, January 13, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Cullen Murphy presents Cartoon Country

Tuesday, February 6, Time TBA – Les Johnson, NASA Engineer and SF Author

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. MEETING TONIGHT November 27.

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 December 21. “Christmas Specials.”

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 December 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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