Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

In the spring of 2011, less than a year into taking over ownership of our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside, we were alarmed and concerned by the commencement of the construction and closure of the James Street bridge, which would not be completed until September of that year. We worried about the effects it would have on our customers and their daily lives, as well as the effects it would have on the business we were just starting to build up and grow.

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With your support back then, we came through that rough patch, and with your support now, we’re weathering the very necessary quarantine here at ABSW. The response to our mail order service has been quite gratifying, and we continue to work with our publishing and wholesaling partners to get new product, safely handled, in advance of our reopening the doors in [hopefully] just a few weeks.


Each month we feature a “publisher’s special” on handpicked titles, where we discount deeply to put our book joy into your hands.  While our new releases are always discounted at least 20%, our monthly specials are discounted between 42% and 44%, because we are that certain you’ll love them as much as we do.

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Two of our three monthly specials for April are now in stock. The third is en route.

  • THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES by Grady Hendrix
  • REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Anne Tyler
  • DOCTOR WHO: AT CHILDHOOD’S END by Sophie Aldred

Have you spotted any bears during the Great Teddy Bear Hunt? Drop us a line in the comments to this post and let us know!

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On the suggestion of several of our partners, such as Hulafrog Worcester, we are exploring the option of hosting virtual events through Zoom, including story times and author talks. Please let us know via e-mail or telephone whether that interests you.

May your world continue to be filled with wonderful words.

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