Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside


Happy Spring! This coming weekend we haven’t any events, but we wish our Christian and Jewish friends and family a happy and blessed weekend of holy days.

As it is spring, though, we’ve got our sale carts back out on the sidewalk! Come look at a fresh new selection of books discounted even more from our everyday low prices.  We’ve even specifically put together a POETRY sale cart to celebrate National Poetry Month this April.  Come and check it out!

Also, don’t forget, we’re still hosting a donation box for Worcester, The City That Reads this year. The box will 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 with author, illustrator, and owner of Bharat Babies. We were thrilled to have whole families come to check out this great publisher and their books! We still have several of their children’s books and picture books available and signed if you missed the event.

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!

While we don’t anything this coming weekend, The Free People’s Artists Workshop meets TODAY, THIS MONDAY, at 7:00 PM.  Are you a writer or an artist looking for critiques of your work? Come join us for an evening of feedback and support!

And we do want to highlight NEXT SATURDAY’S Allevent, A Phantom of the Opera Celebration!

Marking actor Lon Chaney’s 135th birthday, join us for all things Phantom! We’ll be featuring author Paul McMahon, who will be discussing the career of The Man Of A Thousand Faces and Chaney’s contributions to the world of film makeup and prosthetics.

We’ll also be screening the 1925 movie and discussing Gaston Leroux’s novel, Susan Kay’s book PHANTOM, other movie versions of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Costumes enthusiastically encouraged and welcomed. Door prizes and giveaways will also be part of the fun.

Schedule of events to be announced once finalized. Please feel free to contact us by phone at 508-796-5613 or via e-mail through our website at

And here’s some more fun stuff happening this spring in April and May!

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.

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

            Monday, April 16, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Making Universal Monsters.            Tuesday, April 17, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Monsters of the Deep

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

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

NEW LINK: Saturday, April 28, 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Light it up: Three on a Match dark authors.

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

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 TONIGHT 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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