Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

Customers and staff alike, here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside, are definitely feeling that mix of pre-holiday exhaustion and pre-holiday excitement, and the effects of that mix have left us at a loss for this week’s blog title.  Despite this, we’re looking forward to all the releases from publishers large and small, and getting geared up to put those books into your hands either for yourselves or as gifts for others.


A reminder that we will be closed on Thursday, November 28th, for Thanksgiving Day.  Otherwise, our extended hours for the holidays have begun and will run from now through Monday, December 23rd.



Thanks to everyone who joined us this past Saturday for our annual DOCTOR WHO celebration, and for everyone who came out in the awful weather this past Sunday to meet our two holiday picture book creators – J. Anthony Garreffi, author of the I CAUGHT SANTA series, and J. William Zoldak, author of GRANDPA’S CHRISTMAS TREE STORY.

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

RECURRING EVENT: TOMORROW! 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!

SPECIAL EVENT: Wednesday, November 27, ALL DAY – Flash Sale on vintage Westerns! Mention you saw the flash sale in our social media, and on Wednesday the 27th receive a 40% discount on vintage Westerns.


SPECIAL EVENT: Friday, November 29, ALL DAY – Flash Sale on all books in the store!  All NEW books sold on the day of Friday the 29th will be discounted AT LEAST 40% off of retail prices.

RECURRING EVENT: Friday, November 29, 12NOON-8PM – Come Write In! NaNoWriMo 2019 Meetup!  One last burst of creative energy!  Instead of Black Friday doorbuster 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.

SPECIAL EVENT: Sunday, December 8 at 2PM – Poetry reading with Curt G. Curtin, author of FOR ART’S SAKE.

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, December 14 at 3PM – Booksigning with sports journalist Christopher Daly, author of HUB HEROES.

SPECIAL EVENT: Sunday, December 15 at 1PM – 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!

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