Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

Thank you to everyone who came out for our fabulous events this week! We had a full house for Paul Tremblay, but there still are a very few signed copies of The Cabin at the End of the World available. We also had a fun time with our Doctor Who Discussion Night and our How To: Find Crafts for Kids events as well!

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We have some great events happening THIS WEEK too!!

Besides our regular Spinning Yarns event TONIGHT, Monday, August 20, starting at 7:00 PM,  and Board Game Night THIS WEDNESDAY, August 22, starting at 7:00 PM, we also have…

THIS SATURDAY, August 25, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, we’d love you to join us as we celebrate Author Sydra Mallery’s adoption picture book, A Most Unusual Day.

Sydra Mallery is an elementary school teacher, a poet, and an adoptive parent. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family, a cat, and a bearded dragon. She has poetry in the acclaimed One Minute to Bedtime collection. A Most Unusual Day is her first book. Find out more at

A Most Unusual Day is the warm and loving lyrical tale of Caroline and her multiracial family as they bring home an adopted sister.

“This adoption story fills an important need in most picture book collections while also representing the general experience of becoming an older sibling. A must purchase for any library serving families.” — School Library Journal, starred review

“An unusually good adoption book.” — Kirkus, starred review


Friday, August 31, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Storytime: Dinosaurs

Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester at 65 James Street is now hosting monthly Storytimes for children ages 3 – 8. The regular event will happen on the last Fridays of each month—unless otherwise noted. Storytime will run from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Each Storytime will have a different theme, and August’s theme is Dinosaurs. Pre-registration is suggested, since space is limited. Please call Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester at (508)796-5613 to register.

Come join us for a fun-filled hour of entertainment! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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 – ABSW 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.

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

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

NEW LINK: 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 September 8.

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 September 20.

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 September 15.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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