The owners and staff of Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester wish to express our condolences to the family and friends of local firefighter Jason Menard, who died in the line of duty last week and was laid to rest today.
Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday for our booksigning with S.M. Stevens and for the monthly Rainbow Readers discussion group, as well as those who joined us on Sunday for our NanoWriMo “Come Write In” meetup.
Our extended hours for the holidays have begun and will run through Monday, December 23rd.
MONDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS 9AM TO 9PM
SUNDAYS 9AM TO 7PM
Here’s our schedule for upcoming events… As a reminder, the majority of our events here at ABSW are free and open to the public. Check out our page on SocialWeb.net!
RECURRING EVENT: TONIGHT! Monday, November 18 at 7PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!
RECURRING EVENT: TOMORROW! Tuesday, November 19 at 7PM – Game Night! Join us weekly on Tuesday nights starting at 7PM for card games, board games and more. Best score of the night wins a $10.00 gift certificate!
RECURRING EVENT: Thursday, November 21, 2PM-8PM – Come Write In! NaNoWriMo 2019 Meetup! Stop into Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester to work on your NaNoWriMo novel! We have coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, light snacks, tables to work on, electrical outlets, and WiFi!
SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, November 23 ALL DAY – Doctor Who Anniversary Celebration – 56 Years Strong!. Join us for our annual extravaganza marking more than five-and-a-half decades of the world’s longest-running science fiction serial, DOCTOR WHO. There will be door prizes, trivia contests, fan videos, special guests, and more!
SPECIAL EVENT: Sunday, November 24 at 1PM – I Caught Santa – Reading and Sing-Along! Author J. Anthony Garreffi returns for a musical storytelling circle, centered around the second book in the I CAUGHT SANTA picture book series. Book 2 is called “Respect Your Toys” and deals with the theme of recycling, an important message all year ’round, not just at the holidays.
Please bring a BROKEN TOY to the event for proper recycling (one per child). You’ll be helping Santa & the Elves AND win a prize!
SPECIAL EVENT: Sunday, November 24 at 2PM – Grandpa’s Christmas Tree Story – Reading and Signing! Join us for holiday cheer and a wonderful true life tale with Auburn author J. William Zoldak as he reads from and signs copies of GRANDPA’S CHRISTMAS TREE STORY.
RECURRING EVENT: Monday, November 25 at 7PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!
RECURRING EVENT: Tuesday, November 26 at 7PM – Game Night! Join us weekly on Tuesday nights starting at 7PM for card games, board games and more. Best score of the night wins a $10.00 gift certificate!
IMPORTANT! WE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH FOR THANKSGIVING DAY. WE REOPEN ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH AT 9AM.
RECURRING EVENT: Friday, November 29, 12NOON-8PM – Come Write In! NaNoWriMo 2019 Meetup! One last burst of creative energy! Instead of Black Friday sales madness at the big box stores, join us here to put the finishing touches on your NaNoWriMo novel! We have coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, light snacks, tables to work on, electrical outlets, and WiFi!
SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, November 30 – ALL DAY – Small Business Saturday! Shop small, shop local, meet local authors! Special discounts and special books and sidelines for your gift-giving needs at the start of the holiday shopping season! Our guests include suspense and mystery authors James C. MacIntosh, Rory O’Brien, and Leigh Perry . Signing schedule to date [subject to change]:
- 2PM – James C. MacIntosh signs THE SILENT ONES, as well as his backlist titles.
- 3PM – Leigh Perry signs THE SKELETON STUFFS A STOCKING, as well as her backlist titles.
- 4PM – Rory O’Brien signs THE AFFLICTED GIRL, as well as his backlist titles.
And a sneak peek at our December calendar…
SPECIAL EVENT: Sunday, December 15 – Jane Austen Birthday Celebration! Our literary time machine awaits you! Join us for a day in Regency England. Period costumes are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded! At 1:00 PM, Deidre Lynch, Harvard Professor of English Literature, will give a presentation on ”Regency Social Media: Jane Austen’s Letter-Writing”. Then join us for an afternoon of card games that might have been played in the parlor of a Regency home.
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!