Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

That saying about, “So many books, so little time” fits like a glove here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside.  We’re [happily] buried under shipments of new and pre-read books in our attempt to fulfill your needs for required school summer reading, as well as titles to indulge in just for fun, from the latest thrillers, memoirs and beach books to some tried-and-true old favorites for every age from one to one thousand.


We are still compiling lists from the various schools, and are more than grateful to make copies of the ones you’ve already received, so that we may serve you better as Worcester’s independent full-service bookstore.

Our thanks to our marvelous guests from this past weekend, and to those who came out to meet them.  Autographed copies of books by Erin Dionne, Rajani LaRocca, and Jeff Hecht are available for sale here, either in-store or via mail order.

And we’re planning even more fun this summer!

Here’s our schedule of upcoming events for the remainder of June and a sneak peek at the month of July:   

As a reminder, the majority of our events here at ABSW are free and open to the public. Check out our page on!

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, June 10, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, June 15, 6PM–8PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses Ardulum: The First Don by J. S. Fields. The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that meets once a month. All are welcome!

[June is Pride Month across the United States; we carry a full line of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books for a range of LGBTQIA readers year-round.]

IN-STORE SALE: Sunday, June 16, 10AM-5PM – Bloomsday 2019: Celebrating James Joyce’s ULYSSES! Bloomsday is named for Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of the Irish author James Joyce’s seminal work, ULYSSES, which is set entirely on June 16, 1904. Cities around the world hold some sort of Bloomsday celebration for decades. The Worcester version involves readings in several locations approximating the sites visited by the characters of the novel in their own ramble through Dublin, June 16, 1904.
Copies of ULYSSES, as well as DUBLINERS and A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN, are available here for sale at heavily discounted prices at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, for those of you participating in this year’s ramble.

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, June 17, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, June 24, 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.

SPECIAL EVENT: Friday, June 28, 7PM-10PM – Fancy Nancy Pajama Party! Start your summer off right with an evening of dress-up fun and fabulousness.  Wear your fanciest pajamas! Bring your favorite stuffed animal! It’s a Fancy Nancy pajama party! Join us for crafts, stories, games and more! PREREGISTRATION ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED! Space limited to 25 children. [Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.] 

RECURRING EVENT: Sunday, June 30, 2PM-3PM – Doctor Who Monthly Meetup! 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.

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, July 13, 11AM-2PM – Pete the Cat’s Christmas In July! It’s a mixed-up groovy bag of holiday activities celebrating the world’s coolest feline, Pete the Cat! Join us for Christmas in July with Pete-themed games, songs, crafts, and activities.
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Space and supplies are limited. [Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.]

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, July 13, 8PM-8PM – Book Signing with Lauren Acampora!  An evening of spinechilling suspense… The award-winning author of the story collection THE WONDER GARDEN will be here to read from and sign copies of her new novel THE PAPER WASP.

Exciting things are happening at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside… more opportunities to serve the Worcester community… 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!

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