Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

It’s a somber but hopeful Memorial Day here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside.

On the one hand, the number of cases from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be alarming, and we are proceeding with every caution to keep our employees and customers healthy.  We very much appreciate the support that we have been shown by people placing mail order requests and just calling or dropping us an e-mail to ask how we are.

On the other hand, according to the Governor’s Office, today is the day where we can add curbside pickup for prepaid merchandise to our current mail order service, as part of Phase 1 of the four-phase “Reopening Massachusetts” plan.


As a retail outlet, we are told that we cannot reopen the retail storefront to the public until the start of Phase 2, the date of which seems to be no earlier than June 8, 2020, and may be pushed back even further.  We are still debating the merits of “appointment-only shopping” to occur either on or before that date.  Please call us at 508-796-5613 or e-mail us at to put your name on the appointment list.

We have been trying a variety of virtual events on Zoom during this lockdown; our thanks to everyone who tuned in and took part in our science fiction panel, our middle grade fantasy panel, and our author talk with Lois Lowry.  Coming up on Saturday, May 30th at 2pm, we have Storytime With Selina; please join us!

Pride Month is fast approaching, and we’ll be offering specials on LGBTQIA titles, as well as hosting a variety of authors and creators on Zoom. Please keep an eye on our Facebook events.

We’ve added some features to our website for new title releases as well as favorites. Our listings are updated regularly.

Again, many thanks to our staff and to our customers for helping us pull through these difficult months. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve you, and we are grateful for your understanding and your patronage.

May your world be full if wonderful words!

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