Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

We hope all of our friends and family in the US had a safe and lovely holiday and shopping weekend! We had an especially wonderful time at our Small Business Saturday celebration with authors and illustrators from the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Thank you to all the authors and illustrators who came out—and thank you to all the shoppers who came out! We hope you enjoyed our special bags and swag “thank you” gifts.

If you weren’t able to make it this past Saturday, don’t fret! We still have a bunch of signed titles from our authors.

We also have quite a few Hanukkah titles on our shelves if you’re looking for some great reading material in time for the holiday—some even signed! Check out the display in front of the register and as part of our overall holiday display in the children’s room.

As we embark on prime holiday shopping season, here’s a reminder of our holiday hours:

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 closing at 5:00 PM on Christmas Eve, and will be CLOSED on Christmas.

And starting this week, 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!).

 While you’re rushing around to spread holiday cheer (or dodge crappy weather), feel free to stop in and join us for a fun event!

TONIGHT, MONDAY, November 26, starting at 7:00 PM, stop in for The Free People’s Artists Workshop. Join fellow creators for an evening of sharing and feedback. Bring your creative endeavor and meet other local creatives!

THIS TUESDAY, November 27, starting at 7:00 PM, join us for Board Game Night. Stop in to play some cool games and meet some cool people!

And for December…

Besides our regular events…

On Sunday, December 9, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, we have a special Christmas book signing! Join us for I Caught Santa with author J. Anthony Garreffi, an afternoon of reading, signing—and even some caroling.

Saturday, December 15, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Baker Thief by Claudie Arsenault.

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! We will not have Spinning Yarns on Christmas Eve.

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 TONIGHT, 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!

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