Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends and family! We are very thankful to all of you who have supported us all these years. Thank you! We hope you are all enjoying the time as best for you, whether it is with loved ones, friends, or taking care of you. As a reminder, we are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.
As a reminder, our holiday hours starts TODAY! Here they are:
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 are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, November 22.
And starting after Thanksgiving, we’ll be hosting our blog-a-day marathon for holiday gifts, so watch for some fresh, new ideas to give to your loved ones (or yourself!).
Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend for our Doctor Who Annual Celebration and our Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts Book Club meeting! We had a wonderful time seeing old friends and meeting new—and talking about some of our favorite subjects.
We’re especially excited about the upcoming events THIS WEEK!
THIS TUESDAY, November 20, starting at 7:00 PM, join us for Board Game Night. Stop in to play some cool games and meet some cool people!
THIS SATURDAY, November 24, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, please stop in for Small Business Saturday with Local Children’s Authors and Artists.
Many of the amazing titles are already in, and more are on the way. Check out this display! If you want to reserve books to get signatures, stop in, purchase the books ahead of time, and we’ll set them aside and get them signed for you!
Also, take a look at this fabulous line-up of authors and artists:
From her work as a children’s book illustrator to her special project commissions, Nancy Cote’s unique style and passion has garnered international attention and numerous awards. Creating characters and scenes that delight both young and old, Nancy’s work is a reflection of her endless passion and energy for life. Her studio is located in an historic village along a quiet river in New England.
Jane Sutton has written 11 books for children—7 picture books, 3 middle grade novels, and one YA whose title shall remain unmentioned, lest any children in attendance get uncontrollable giggles. In all her books, no matter the genre, there is humor and subtle, non-didactic messages about the importance of empathy and acceptance of oneself and others.
Imani Ariana Grant, born December 7, 2008, is a talented child who enjoys writing stories, playing the violin, basketball, and with her friends. She also enjoys figure skating, swimming, and dancing. Imani is also a kid entrepreneur, the owner of an online boutique store called Magitots. She has been featured on NBC CT news, Path to Greatness podcast, Save the Youth radio show, and several blogs.
Olivia Lauren, born November 5, 2007 in Farmington, CT, enjoys reading, writing, acting, modeling, playing the violin, and learning new languages. Olivia Lauren has co-authored a book series named after her. Titles of this series are: Occupations A to Z (a career guide), Olivia Travels (a book on transportation that also teaches rhyme), Olivia Connects (a book on ways people communicate), A Guide to become an actor (a ten-step guide for becoming a child actor), and Things We Wear (a multicultural examination of different types of attire).
Joanne Evans Roach is a New England based watercolor artist, writer, college professor, graphic designer and the author/illustrator of children’s books.. Her first book “Seashells – Treasures from the Northeast Coast” was published in 2013 by Islandport Press of Maine.
Nancy Tupper Ling is an author, poet, and librarian whose children’s picture books have been published by Lee and Low Books (The Story I’ll Tell), Chronicle Books (Double Happiness) and most recently by Putnam Young Readers (The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful). Her books have received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. She lives in Walpole, MA, with her husband, her teenage girls and their parakeet, Nimbus.
Cynthia Platt is a children’s book editor as well as the author of three picture books (Panda-Monium; A Little Bit of Love; and Grow). Her first middle grade novel, Parker Bell & the Science of Friendship, will be published in May 2019.
Authors will rotate in throughout the day, give readings, sign books, and chat with our visitors. On top of that, ABSW has some special bags and swag JUST for people who come in for this Small Business Saturday! Shop this season and support your local bookstore, as well as your 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!
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. Next storytime will be during Christmas break – details to come.
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. Next meeting wil be December 20. Our topic will be “Does money buy quality television?” Has the amount of money spent on each episode affected the focus on quality writing?
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 Saturday, December 15. Our book, Baker Thief by Claudie Arseneault, is already in the store if you want to pick it up!
May your world be filled with wonderful words!