It’s the week of Valentine’s Day at ABSW, the little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside, but we believe that love should be celebrated all year ’round. We want to thank YOU, our customers, for all the love you show in supporting us as Worcester’s full-service bookstore.
Please check out our Staff Picks page on our website for some of the titles we love.
We have plenty of gift ideas for you to love, and will be spotlighting those here all week long!
One important note: The weather bureau is predicting a snowstorm from Tuesday into Wednesday. Place keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates regarding our hours.
RECURRING EVENT: TONIGHT! Monday, February 11, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!
RECURRING EVENT: TOMORROW! Tuesday, February 12, 7PM-9PM – Game Night! Bring your favorite game or try a new one. Stop by the store to socialize and play!
SPECIAL EVENT/IN-STORE: Saturday, February 16, 6PM-8PM – Rainbow Readers Discussion Group! The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that meets once a month, usually on the third Saturday. This month’s title is Change of Address by Jordan S. Brock. All are welcome!
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 – Rainbow Fish: School Vacation Week Drop-In Crafts & Activities! Join us for underwater creature crafts, activities and coloring pages, featuring THE RAINBOW FISH by Marcus Pfister. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please call us at 508-796-5613 if bringing a group of more than three, so we can be sure to have adequate supplies.
RECURRING EVENT: Monday, February 18, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!
SPECIAL EVENT/IN-STORE: Tuesday, February 19, 11AM-2PM – Spiders & Bugs: School Vacation Week Drop-In Crafts & Activities! Join us for arthropod crafts, activities and coloring pages, featuring MISS SPIDER’S TEA PARTY by Daniel Kirk. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please call us at 508-796-5613 if bringing a group of more than three, so we can be sure to have adequate supplies.
RECURRING EVENT: Tuesday, February 19, 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, February 24, 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, February 25, 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.
And in a look ahead towards March and upcoming months here at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, we will be adding more book talks, more author signings, and more workshops. Keep an eye on the Events Calendar on our website for more details.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!