Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

Shana Tova to our friends and family who are celebrating Rosh Hoshanah this week! May all of you have a sweet and good new year!

For those of you who are stopping into the store this week, check out our new Gothic Novel section—just below our Suspense section—which includes some great vintage titles!

09102018 - Gothic Shelf

We also still have plenty of literature for any last-minute back-to-school reading needs. We can even send books directly to you through our mail order program.

We had an absolutely amazing week last week!  Thank you to everyone who we got to spend time with or meet for the first time. Whether it was our Board Game Night or our Friday evening with SF Author Gene Doucette and his novel The Spaceship Next Door, or ifyou saw us on Saturday either at our booth for Worcester Pride or for our How To: Garden with Integrated Crop Management.

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!

And we’ve got a LOT happening this week, too!

THIS WEDNESDAY, September 12, at 7:00 PM, join us for our weekly Board Game Night!

And THIS FRIDAY, September 14, from 6:00-8:00 PM, we’re happy to host YA SF Author Greg Katsoulis and Access Restricted.

Last year, Gregory Katsoulis introduced a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked. In All Rights Reserved we were riveted to see what happened when one girl—Speth Jime—elected to remain silent, rather than pay to speak, and how her defiant and unexpected silence threatened to unravel the very fabric of society. In Access Restricted, Speth and her friends have freed the city of Vermaine from Silas Rog and his oppressive litigation. But now, with the Wi-Fi untethered, the citizens of her city are looking to Speth to lead them. Just as Speth never intended to lead a rebellion of Silents, she has no idea how to begin putting Vermaine back to rights. All she wants to do is break out of the dome and track down her parents, who were sold into indentured servitude years before. Leaving the care of the city in the hands of her friend and mentor, Kel, Speth and a few friends embark on a journey to explore the rest of their world and spread the cause of freedom.

Gregory Scott Katsoulis is a writer, teacher, artist, and goofball. He is in love with ideas and possibility. When he is not writing, Katsoulis composes incidental music and enjoys taking photographs of faces, debunking bunk, and confounding children by teaching them about black holes, time travel paradoxes, and the hilarious fallibility of human memory. He lives in the lovely and stimulating Cambridge, Massachusetts. You can visit his website at for occasional thought updates.

THIS SATURDAY, September 15, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, stop into the store as Rainbow Readers Discusses River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey.

In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true.

Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.

This was a terrible plan.

Contained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers from around the globe. It is the story of Winslow Houndstooth and his crew. It is the story of their fortunes. It is the story of his revenge.

Copies of the book are available at the store now!

And finally, THIS SUNDAY, September 16, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, join us for a Drop-in Craft: Foxes!

Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester invites you to Crafty Foxes, a drop-in craft and activity day! From 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, on Sunday, September 16, we’ll be offering fox-themed crafts and coloring pages for children of all ages and parents. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.

And there’s plenty more happening the rest of this month!

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: Farm Animals.

We know it’s a busy time of year, so we’ve got even more events up on our calendar—and if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you got them delivered right to your inbox last week. Interested in getting special coupons and being the first to hear about special sales and events?

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Here’s a peek at what else we’ve put on the calendar!

Saturday, October 6, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Josh Funk Pancake Party Reading, Signing, and More!

Monday, October 8, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Pete the Cat Day.

Saturday, October 13, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – How To: Loom Knit. Pre-registration and $5 Materials fee required.

Friday, October 26, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Storytime: Spooky Tales.

Saturday, November, 17, ALL DAY – Annual Doctor Who Day!

Saturday, November 24, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Small Business Saturday with Local Children’s Authors and Artists.

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 September, our theme is Farm Animals! Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Next meeting September 28.

How To…, one Saturday each month at 11:00 AM. Join us for a quick talk and demo about how to do… something new! September’s topic is How To: Loom Knit with store owner, Patricia Cryan. Pre-registration strongly suggested; event starts promptly. Next meeting October 13.

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 September 24.

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, THIS SATURDAY, September 15.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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