Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside


On this Veteran’s Day, everyone here at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester says “Thank you” to all of those who have served in our military, at home and overseas.

Next week also starts our holiday hours. Starting on Monday, November 19, our hours will be:

Mondays and Tuesdays:         9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Wednesdays and Thursdays:  9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Fridays and Saturdays:           9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sundays:                                 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

We will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, November 22.


And the Love Your Bookstore Challenge, from our friends at The Book Loft, is still happening untio November 16! Take a selfie at your favorite bookstore with the book your most excited about this holiday season, then post it to your preferred social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with the hashtag #loveyourbookstore, and be entered to win one of several bookish prizes! Follow the link for complete rules and information.

(And are you keeping an eye on our Facebook Page, our blog, and our website? Have you signed up for our newsletter? I know we keep hinting at it… but there IS news coming you won’t want to miss… Sometimes “news” takes a while to be finalized…)

We had a wonderful time this past weekend with our two events! Many of our friends came in to Meet Curious George, and George was so happy to meet all of you. We also had a lovely early evening event with husband-and-wife author team Mark and Sheri Dursin as we celebrated their novel, Labors of an Epic Punk, the story of Odysseus son, Telemachus, as he tries to get through high school while his father is having adventures on his way back from the Trojan War. If you missed either event, we do still have more Curious George books as well as more copies of Labors of an Epic Punk!

An update on events… our Board Game Night is changing to Tuesday nights and is reflected in the below event listing.

So…here are our upcoming events!

THIS TUESDAY, November 13, starting at 7:00 PM, join us for Board Game Night. Stop in to play some cool games and meet some cool people!

And THIS SATURDAY, November 17, stop in for our ALL DAY Annual Doctor Who Day!

We’ll have trivia, games, costumes, and some VERY SPECIAL sales! Check in on our website events page and our Tuesday blog for the upcoming schedule!

Also, THIS SUNDAY, November 18, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, come in as Rainbow Readers Discusses Of Echoes Born by Nathan Burgoine. This is a special day and time for our Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts, so don’t miss out!

And coming next week…

Saturday, November 24, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Small Business Saturday with Local Children’s Authors and Artists. Watch our Facebook page and the event page as we introduce our featured authors!

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!

UPDATED: Game Night, every TUESDAY (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. We are NOT having Storytime this November.

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 November 26.

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. There will be no Doctor Who Discussion Night in November.

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 SPECIAL DATE AND TIME, Sunday, November 18, 3:00-5:00 PM. Our book, Of Echoes Born by Nathan Burgoine, is already in the store if you want to pick it up!

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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