Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

This year, the way February is exiting [almost 60 degrees Fahrenheit today], we may well have March gamboling in like a lamb and blustering out like a lion.

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No matter what the weather, we have wonderful books for you to purchase and wonderful happenings to entertain and enlighten you.

Our thanks to those who came out last week for our School Vacation Week crafts, our RIVERDALE talk for teens, our Rainbow Readers book discussion group, and our DOCTOR WHO monthly meetup.

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, 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.

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RECURRING EVENT: TOMORROW!  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!

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SPECIAL EVENT: Sunday, March 1, 11AM–2PM – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  Help us celebrate the birthday of Theodor Geisel (A.K.A. Dr. Seuss). We’ll have drop-in crafts, Dr. Seuss stories and activities from 11 am to 2pm! Coloring pages for children of all ages and parents will also be available. Please RSVP by calling us at 508-796-5613 to be sure we have enough supplies for everyone. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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RECURRING EVENT: Monday, March 3 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, March 4 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!

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SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, March 7 at 2PM – Water Connections: A Book Talk with James Rousmaniere!  Water Connections: What Fresh Water Means to Us, What We Mean to Water is a non-fiction book about our changing ways around fresh water. James will be at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester on Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 PM to sign and read from his book, and answer any questions people may have on this extremely important subject.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Sunday, March 8 at 2PM – Book Signing with Sharon Legasey!  Join us for a reading and signing of THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL CREATIVE PET SHOW, an illustrated storybook by local author Sharon Legasey. Bring a picture of *your* pet and settle in for a smile-making afternoon.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, March 14 at 2PM – Poetry Reading With Christopher Reilley!  Join us for an afternoon of poetry with WCPA member Christopher Reilley, whose collection ONE NIGHT STANZAS has garnered incredible reviews.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, March 21 at 6PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses QUEEN OF IEFLARIA by Effie CalvinThe Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that meets once a month. All are welcome!

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SPECIAL EVENT: Sunday, March 22 at 2PM – Telling Magical Stories: Middle Grade Authors Panel Talk!  We are pleased to welcome MarcyKate Connolly, Rajani LaRocca, and Anna Staniszewski for an enthralling afternoon of whimsical and mystical tales. These three middle grade novelists will host a panel discussion on titles that deal in the magic that lies just out of sight, sometimes even in our own backyards.

Light refreshments will be available. Pre-registration is suggested. Copies of each author’s books will be available for purchase. Call (508)796-5613.

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, March 23, 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, March 24 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!

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RECURRING EVENT: Sunday, March 29 at 2PM – 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, March 30 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, March 31 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!

For ANY of our author signings.. if you cannot attend in person, we are happy to reserve a pre-paid copy or copies of their titles to be autographed for in-store pick-up or mail order fulfillment.  Please call us at 508-796-5613 for more information.

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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