Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? We have plenty of great gifts just waiting to be under those trees or with the right people. TOMORROW, Tuesday, December 18th, is the last day if people want to do a mail order and get it shipped to their loved ones in time for Christmas. Wednesday is the last time to make a special order for us to have it here for in-store pickup by Monday, December 24th. Special orders may require an expedited fee.

If you are still looking for gifts, check out our blog. We have a lot of ideas already listed, and we’re still adding.

Here is a quick 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.

 Thank you everyone who came out for I Caught Santa with author J. Anthony Garreffi, and Rainbow Readers Discusses Baker Thief by Claudie Arsenault. All had a great time.

And here are the upcoming events:

THIS TUESDAY, December 18, 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 THURSDAY, December 20, starting at 7:00 PM join us Doctor Who Discussion Night. This month we ask, “Does money buy good storytelling?” and discuss how budgeting has affected the various seasons of Doctor Who.

FRIDAY, December 28, starting at 11:00 AM, join us for Storytime. The topic will be “Anything Snow”.

And for the month of January…

Saturday, January 12, 6:00 – 8:00 – Rainbow Readers Discusses No Man Of Woman Born By Ana Mardoll.

Friday, January 18, 4:00 – 6:00 – Author James Cambias Speaks and Signs.

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And the great beyond…

Saturday, February 16, 6:00 – 8 :00 – Rainbow Readers Discusses Change Of Address By Jordan S Brock.

Saturday, Mar 16, 6:00 – 8:00 – Rainbow Readers Discusses Just for Show By Jae.  

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 or New Year’s Eve. Next meeting will be January 7.

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! There will be no Game Night on Christmas Day.

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 on December 28.

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. There will be no Artists Workshop on Christmas Eve; Next meeting will be January 28.

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 will be Thursday, 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, January 12, 6:00 – 8:00 – They will be discussing No Man Of Woman Born By Ana Mardoll.

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!

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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