Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

There’s been no significant snow on the ground yet this winter, but boy oh boy has it been COLD!  Even our spiders are finding the weather a bit brutal.

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The season to stock up on books to cozy up with, to make you think, to inspire you to new recipes – that season is NOW! Here at ABSW,  our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside, you’ll always find something to warm you up, whether through a complementary cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, or the latest title hot off the presses, or our comfortable old favourite rereads.  That’s how we work hard to make our shelves your destination in our role as Worcester’s full-service bookstore.

  • Our regular winter hours: MONDAY AND TUESDAYS – 10AM-9PM * WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS – 10AM-8PM * FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS – 10AM-9PM * SUNDAYS – 10AM-5PM
  • Inventory has been completed, between new arrivals and current markdowns.  Our new books are discounted at either 20%, 25%, 30%, 40% and 50% off list prices for your shopping needs.  As always, our used books range from 50% to 90% off of cover price, and there are additional savings for our newsletter subscribers.
  • Among our newest arrivals are various nominee titles for the annual Cybils, Costa, Newbury, and Caldecott Awards.  Keep an eye on our Wednesday and Thursday blogs this week for more details.
  • Do you NOT want to brave the wind chill and the snow and ice?  Don’t forget that we offer mail order services, from our door to your door, for both local and out-of town purchases.  Contact us at 508-796-5613 or via e-mail for more information.

Events for the rest of January…

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, January 14, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

RECURRING EVENT: Tuesday, January 15, 7PM-9PM – Game Night! Bring your favorite game or try a new one. Stop by the store to socialize and play!

SPECIAL EVENT: Friday, January 18, 4PM–6PM – Book Signing with James L. Cambias!. Hugo-nominated science fiction author James L. Cambias joins us for the launch of his newest novel ARKADY’S WORLD. Please contact us to reserve your copy today.

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, January 21, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

RECURRING EVENT: Tuesday, January 22, 7PM 9PM – Game Night! Bring your favorite game or try a new one. Stop by the store to socialize and play!

RECURRING EVENT – NEW DAY AND TIME: Sunday, January 27, 2PM-3PM – Doctor Who Discussion Group! Join us for a monthly meeting of fans as we talk about the world’s longest-running science fiction series and its classic and modern incarnations – television, novels, audios, comics, and more. This is a kid-friendly and adult-friendly gathering; all are welcome.

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, January 28, 7PM-9PM – The Free People’s Artists Workshop! This critique group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Networking and feedback from other artists and creators of all types. Co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association.

RECURRING EVENT: Tuesday, January 29, 7PM-9PM – Game Night! Bring your favorite game or try a new one. Stop by the store to socialize and play!

We will be adding more events to our calendar in the coming weeks, but here’s a sneak peek…

SPECIAL EVENT/OFFSITE: Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17 – BOSKONE 56! Come visit us at our booth at New England’s premier speculative fiction convention, sponsored by NESFA, at the Westin Waterfront in Boston. We’ll have new and used books, magazines, greeting cards, gift ideas, and more! [The bookstore will be open during its regular hours as well.]

SPECIAL EVENT/IN-STORE: Monday, February 18, 11AM-2PM and Tuesday, February 19, 11AM-2PM – School Vacation Week Drop-In Stories and Crafts!  Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our website’s event’s page for more details to be announced.

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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