Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

06272018 - Chemistry-Lessons_Goldstein

Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to celebrate our Super, Massive, Fantastic, Flash Sale this weekend! We saw a lot of our long-time friends and made some new ones—and we love to see the smiling faces of people walking out with books to love! All of us at ABSW on 65 James Street look forward to seeing you all again soon!

We also had a wonderful time at our Game Night, Doctor Who Discussion Night, and our Storytime: Dr. Seuss that also happened this week! Thank you to all of you who joined us for those events, as well.

Did you come out to our sale? Have you 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!

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Now, onto the amazing events we have going on this week to finish up June!

TONIGHT, MONDAY, June 25, 7:00 PM, join us for the Free People’s Artists Workshop, for an evening of sharing art, writing, and whatever you’re creating with like-minded artists.

THIS WEDNESDAY, June 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, we are super excited to about Meredith Goldstein and Chemistry Lessons, a YA Novel!

Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and features reporter for The Boston Globe. She’s been writing her column,” Love Letters” — a daily dispatch of wisdom for the lovelorn — since 2009. In 2018, she’ll release two books: Can’t Help Myself: Lessons & Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist, a memoir (Grand Central/Hachette/April 3), and Chemistry Lessons (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/June 19), a young adult novel about a woman who tries to use science to manipulate her love life. Meredith’s debut novel, The Singles — about the only dateless guests at a wedding — was released in 2012. Meredith was born in New Jersey, raised in Maryland, and lives in Boston with a carnival-size cotton candy machine and a David Bowie doll. Visit her at and on Twitter at @MeredithGoldste.

In Chemistry Lessons, seventeen-year-old Maya has the makings of a perfect life: a fantastic internship at MIT, amazing friends, and a devoted boyfriend. That is, until Whit unexpectedly dumps her over summer break. Shocked and heartbroken, she buries herself in the research her brilliant scientist mother left behind after she died. When Maya discovers that her mother was conducting research on manipulating pheromones to enhance human attraction, she finds she may have a solution to her problem. If Maya can finish her mother’s work, maybe she can rekindle the feelings that brought her and Whit together in the first place. But when she tests her experiment on two unwitting subjects, the results jeopardize both her friendships and her internship. Maya realizes that maybe love and loss can’t be understood using the scientific method. Can she learn to trust the unmeasurables of love and attraction instead?


And here’s a look at July…

Monday, July 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Spinning Yarns.

UPDATED INFORMATION: Saturday, July 7, 11:00 AM – How To: Garden with Integrated Crop Management. Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited.

Monday, July 9, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Spinning Yarns.

Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Game Night.

DATE CHANGE: Thursday, July 12, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night.

Monday, July 16, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Spinning Yarns.

Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Game Night.

Saturday, July 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Outside the Lines by Anna Zabo.

Monday, July 23, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Spinning Yarns.

Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Game Night.

Friday, July 27, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Storytime: Wild Things. Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Saturday, July 28, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Winnie the Pooh Day.

Monday, July 30, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Free People’s Artists Workshop.

Tuesday, July 31, All Day – Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

And if you are planning your summer vacation trips already, do keep an eye on our Facebook Events Page and our website for some great family and children’s programming we’re putting together for you! Or sign up for our newsletter, and get that information right in your inbox!

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!

NEW REGULAR EVENT: Game Night, every Wednesday (unless there is an author event) at 7:00 PM. Bring your favorite game or try a new one. Stop by the store to socialize and play!

NEW REGULAR EVENT: Storytime, last Friday of each month (except for June) at 11:00 AM. Come in for an hour of read aloud time for children ages 3-8. This July, our theme is Wild things! Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Next meeting July 27.

NEW REGULAR EVENT, starting July: How To…, second Saturday of each month (except July, unless there is an author event) at 11:00 AM. Join us for a quick talk and demo about how to do… something new! July’s topic is How To: Garden with Integrated Crop Management with Kim Miczak of Breezy Gardens in Leicester. Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Next Meeting July 7.

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, TONIGHT June 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 (Different Date) is July 12.

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 July 21.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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