Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

Happy August!

August is that strange month in the U.S. where folks are both clinging to summer and preparing for the new school year. Fortunately, we have books for both of those things—and if you’re in a bind or still traveling, we can even mail them to you.  Find out more about our Mail Order program here!

A great big thank you to everyone who came out for our Winnie-the-Pooh Day and our Happy Birthday Harry Potter events! We had a spectacular time at both with new friends and old. We also had a lovely time with local author Nick Zwirblia, who debuted his first novel, The Bramford Chronicles I: Johnny and Baby Jumbo—a heartwarming tale set in Depression-era Vermont. We do still have a few copies left if you’d like to bring this beautiful story home with you!

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We have some great events happening THIS WEEK too!!

Please note that Author Paul Tremblay Speaks, Reads, Signs HAS BEEN MOVED to Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

THIS SATURDAY, August 11, we have TWO great events happening!

We have our regularly scheduled Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts Meeting from 6:00 – 8:00 PM as Rainbow Readers Discusses Trans Liberty Brigade by L.M Pierce.

Andi knows being born an intersex “Transgressor” and then choosing to stay that way can have lethal consequences. After all, surgical assignment is mandated by law. But she ain’t going to spend her life hiding from the Society, hooked on Flow, and wanking tourists just to make a few bucks. She’s a member of the Trans Liberty Riot Brigade, an underground faction of Transgressors resisting the government’s war on their illegal genitalia.

But it’s not enough to tag their messages on shithouse walls and sniff down the next high. The government has found their headquarters, decimated their ranks, and they’re crushing the resistance. Though Andi might be nothing but a junktard, she embarks on a desperate dash to stay alive and send a call for help before they’re all killed—or worse, surgically assigned.

Andi, together with Brigade leader Elenbar, must get beyond the communications block preventing all radio transmission, which means crossing the seaboard Wall barricading the United Free States borders. It’s designed to keep enemies out and the citizens in, but amid increasing earthquakes and deadly pursuit, Andi will discover there’s a far more dangerous secret hidden deep within the Wall itself.

And ALL DAY, this Saturday, August 11, we are having A Very Special Doctor Who Sale!

Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester is known for our love of Doctor Who, our Doctor Who events, and our amazing selection of Doctor Who audio, toys, magazines, and more.

For August 11 ONLY…

50% off 3.5″ scale figures!
50% off MINI-scale (compatible with Legos (R) items!)
50% off Doctor Who and SciFi magazines!
20% off 5.5″ and 5″ scale figures!
20% off mugs, toys, and all other DW merchandise!

ABSW already has the lowest prices around on Doctor Who merchandise, so if you are a Doctor Who fan, make sure you make it out for this in-store-only timey-wimey goodness!

It may never happen again, so if you don’t have your own functioning TARDIS, make sure you’re here!

Also THIS SUNDAY, August 12, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, come in for Pagan Picture Books and Sigil Making with J.C. Artemisia.

Author  J.C. Artemisia will not only read and share her books, but she’ll also lead a child-friendly workshop on sigil making!

J.C. Artemisia is a pantheist Pagan and the proud mother to three, happy children. In addition to writing and visual art, she enjoys reading, crocheting, and baking up some kitchen magick. She earned her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Chester College of New England and her master’s degree in education from Plymouth State University. She teaches communications courses in an online graduate program. Artemisia writes about Pagan holidays, spirituality, nature, herbal lore, animals, dreams, and more. She is daily inspired by her three intuitive children, her spiritual companion Ophelia, and the many natural blessings bestowed by the Gods and Goddesses. She hopes her books will encourage Pagan children to grow in kindness and love, and celebrate their families’ traditions and the blessings connecting us all.

Artemisia’s latest release is Look to the Moon, a rhyming devotion that observes the moon’s powers and protections to reassure sleepy, magical children all through the night.

And for the rest of August…

Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Author Paul Tremblay Speaks, Reads, Signs.

Thursday, August 16, 7:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night.

Saturday, August 18, 11:00 AM – How To: Find Crafts for Kids.

Friday, August 24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Storytime: Dinosaurs

Saturday, August 25, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Author Sydra Mallery’s adoption picture book A Most Unusual Day.


Ready for a look at September, too?

Friday, September 7, 6:00-8:00 PM – SF Author Gene Doucette and The Spaceship Next Door.

Saturday, September 8, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – How To: Garden with Integrated Crop Management with Breezy Gardens. Pre-Registration strongly suggested; event starts promptly at 11:00.

Saturday, September 8, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Table at Worcester Pride Festival.

Friday, September 14, 6:00 – 8:00 – YA SF Author Greg Katsoulis and Access Restricted.

Saturday, September 15, 6:00 – 8:00 – Rainbow Readers Discusses River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey.

Thursday, September 20, 7:00 – 8:00 – Doctor Who Discussion Night.

Saturday, September 22, 1:00 – 3:00 – Noir Mystery Author Sharon Healy-Yang and Letters from a Dead Man.

Friday, September 28, 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Storytime: Animals.

As always, keep an eye on our Facebook Events Page and our website for even more 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!

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!

Storytime, last Friday of each month 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 August 31.

How To…, one Saturday each month at 11:00 AM. Join us for a quick talk and demo about how to do… something new! August’s topic is How To: Find Crafts to do with Kids with our own Selina Lovett. Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Events start promptly at time listed. Next meeting August 18.

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 August 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 August 16.

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 August 11.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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