Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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We wish a restful fast to all of our friends celebrating Yom Kippur this week.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 65 James Street store this past week and weekend! We had a fun time with YA Sci-Fi author Greg Katsoulis, celebrating his release of Access Restricted, the follow up to All Rights Reserved. We also had a great meeting with the Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts discussing River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey.

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

THIS WEDNESDAY, September 19, at 7:00 PM, join us for our weekly Board Game Night!

THIS THURSDAY, Thursday, September 20, 7:00 – 8:00, we have our regular Doctor Who Discussion Night.

This month we’re looking at changing seasons and the passage of time! While the Doctor and his Companions can jump around in time, sometimes they do follow it in a straight line. How does the show represent changing seasons and time as it passes when the characters are stationary? How do we perceive seasons and how do they affect the different story lines?

And THIS SATURDAY, September 22, from 1:00-3:00 PM, we’re excited to welcome back Noir Mystery Author Sharon Healy-Yang and Letters from a Dead Man.

Spring 1945: WWII may be crashing to a close but Jessica and Liz Minton’s hopes for the future are short-lived as they become trapped in a world of intrigue and murder. Jessica’s beloved is missing in action in Europe, leaving her to save herself and the ones she loves from a dark past of false identities, stolen jade, and murder. Jessica and Liz have their work cut out for them. A family friend’s lost honor, a frame-up, and a predatory socialite with underworld connections are only a few things they must deal with while avoiding dogged detectives and an FBI agent from Jessica’s past with his own secrets. It’s enough to make Dusty the cat’s fur stand on end!

Sharon Healy-Yang is passionate about mysteries from the golden age, whether in a book or on screen. Her fascination with mysteries and the 1940s drives her pleasure in crafting novels that recapture the wit, adventure, and suspense of the era. Known on the campus where she teaches as the lady with the 1940s hats, she has the great fortune to combine her love of literature and film in courses aimed to enkindle that same excitement in her students. Healy-Yang lives in Massachusetts with her husband two cats and an enormous collection of vintage films.

We’ve got even more happening next week!

Monday, September 24, 7:00 PMThe Free People’s Artists Workshop.

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

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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 October 20.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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