Happy Holiday Shopping Guide! Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, the “bigger on the inside” bookstore at 65 James Street, is happy to present our 2019 recommendations of gifts for the winter holidays.
Hello, everyone. I thought that I’d like to write this blog a bit differently this time. First of all, let me introduce myself. I’m Selina, and I work at the store part time. I am also a frequent customer here! Instead of just recommending certain books for you to think about purchasing for those people on your holiday (and other) lists, I’d like to give you some of the reasons why I like to shop here for my gifts.
First of all, this is a woman owned, independent bookstore. That in itself gives me greater incentive to want to spend my money here. I would much rather buy from someone local, who lives locally, spends their own money locally, and who supports the community I live in, than buy from a large corporation in East Nowhere, North China. (or another online company that steals a lot of business from many local companies. Not mentioning any names…)
Secondly, if I am looking for a book, either we have it here, or we can generally get it here in a few days. usually at a great discounted price. All new books are 20% off the cover price, but some of the new books are 25% to 30% off the cover price. Some of the Christmas books are even 40% off!
When you walk in the door to Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, you get the feeling of an old time bookstore, with books piled high on the shelves. It’s almost as if you’d find it in Diagon Alley, from the Harry Potter Books. There’s always a surprise waiting for you here. The inventory is always changing, so there is literally something new in every day.
There’s free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more, if you are so inclined, to enjoy on a brisk Winter day while looking for just the right item for that hard-to-please person.
If that person is a child, Annie’s has a treasure trove of great Children’s gifts. We have boxed sets of books for young children, as well as funny hats.
For older children we also have boxed sets of books, and lots of graphic novels.
There are some cute literary tote bags for kids or adults, too. I took pictures of a few of them, but I decided not to use one of of them because I bought the bag as a gift for someone!
We are also the third largest Doctor Who merchandiser in the United States. I know I have a lot of friends that love Doctor Who, and would love some of the toys, books, magazines, audio tapes, etc. that we carry.
There’s a lot to see at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester. The only thing is you may need a little time to go through the store and find the treasures hidden within it.