Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

Spring Solstice is this week: Let’s see if our lion turns into a lamb soon with the ever-changing weather reports.

Speaking of weather, since they keep changing the forecast for this week, do keep an eye on our Facebook page for any changes in opening or closing times depending on weather! (Hopefully, we’re almost done with these reminders for a few months!)

Also, don’t forget, we’re hosting a donation box for Worcester, The City That Reads this year. The box wil be in the children’s room or by the register through May 15. Donate new or gently used books for PreK through 8th Grade, and they will be distributed to Worcester students for summer reading. To find out more, check out

We had a wonderful time this past week at our Doctor Who Discussion Night and Worcester Then and Now with author and blogger Derek Strahan. Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us! We still have some signed copies of New England Then and Now and Lost Springfield for those of you who missed the event and love local history and photography.

If you have enjoyed our events or the time you’ve spent in our little store, consider leaving us a review on TripAdvisor or leaving us a review on Yelp. You can also review us on Facebook!

THIS WEEK, we’re excited to share our last March event!

THIS SUNDAY, March 25, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Bharat Babies Children’s Book Creators.

Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester welcomes members of the Bharat Babies publishing house to our store for the Hindu celebration of Rama Navani, the birthday of Lord Rama, the Seventh Incarnation of Vishnu. There will be readings, discussions of Indian culture and the need for diverse books, and author and illustrator signings. Several books will be available for sale at the event.

Bharat Babies is a children’s publisher of books that celebrate Indian culture and traditions. Founder,  Sailaja Joshi was on a mission to complete her baby registry in preparation for the arrival of her first child. Inline with her “library” themed baby shower, Sailaja went on the hunt to find books about Indian culture that should could share with her newborn daughter. Of the few books that spoke to her Indian heritage, Sailaja realized that none of these books took into account the developmental needs of her growing child. Recognizing this gap in children’s literature, the idea for Bharat Babies was born.

And look—here’s some things going on in April and May!

Saturday, April 7, ALL DAY – A Phantom of the Opera Celebration! Celebrate a shared love for Phantom of the Opera in its many media forms—book, musical, movie, and more!

Friday, April 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM – An Evening of Dark Poetry open mic and featured readers Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Trisha J. Wooldridge, Morgan Sylvia, and doungjai gam. Bring your favorite dark poetry for this Friday the 13th celebration of verse!

Saturday, April 14, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – At the Mercy of Beasts with Ed Kurtz.

Sunday, April 15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Make Way for Artist Nancy Schön.

NEW LISTING: April Vacation Week Drop-in Crafts (Children must be accompanied by an adult):

Thursday, April 19, 7:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night.

NEW LINK, NEW LISTING: Saturday, April 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers discuss Small Change by Roan Parrish.

Saturday, April 28, ALL DAY – Indie Bookstore Day, and Three on a Match dark authors event.

Saturday, May 5, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Sweet Romance, Strong Heroines with Anna Belle Rose.

NEW LINK: Sunday, May 6, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Lisa Rosinsky, Editor, Poet, YA Author.

Friday, May 11, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Jim Zebrowski Returns for Another Astronomy Night.

Saturday, May 12, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – All Ages Introduction to HAM / Amateur Radio.

More events are being added, so keep an eye on our Facebook Events Page and our website to plan ahead!

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 March 26.

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 April 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 April 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!


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