Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside


We are counting down the days until the vernal equinox with nary a blizzard in sight – sssshhhhh! don’t jinx it!  While there are still a few weeks to go, we are already seeing the daylight getting longer and the evenings shorter.  We’re expecting some messy weather this week, which does lend itself to curling up with a good book.

This past weekend, some of our staff traveled in to Boston to attend Boskone 57, one of the longest-running conventions specializing in science fiction and fantasy in many forms.  We came back with copious notes and long lists of authors whose works we will be stocking… keep an eye on our Events Calendar for appearances and our Friday spotlight for interviews.

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: TONIGHTMonday, February 17  at 7PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

SPECIAL EVENT: Tuesday, February 18, 11AM–2PM – Rainbow Fish Drop-In Crafts & Activities  Join us for aquatic-themed crafts for ages four and up! Pre-registration suggested so that we can be assured of having enough supplies for everyone. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

RECURRING EVENT: TOMORROWTuesday, February 18 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: Saturday, February 22 at 1PM – Riverdale – For High Schoolers Only  Join us for a talk about Riverdale. Are some of the problems that the people in Riverdale have similar to those that high school students now really face or is it ALL just hype? Ages 13 and up! Pre-registration suggested. Call (508)796-5613.

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, February 22 at 6PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses SWORD DANCE by A.J. Demas. The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that meets once a month. All are welcome!

RECURRING EVENT: Sunday, February 23, 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.

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, February 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.

RECURRING EVENT:  Tuesday, February 25 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!

And we’re planning fun in March… keep an eye out for postings about our Doctor Seuss day, as well as events with scientist James Rousmaniere, picture book author Sharon Legasey, poet Chris Reilley, a panel with three middle grade authors, and more!

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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