Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

As always, the very first and foremost point we wish to say in our weekly updates is THANK YOU. Thank you to our customers who’ve been understanding and supportive through these past few months; thank you to our sales representatives from publishers and wholesalers for supplying us with wonderful titles that we’ve been able to provide through mail order and curbside services.


For this week, Monday the 22nd through Sunday the 28th, we are still booking appointments, to offer customers private shopping time to be able to have the run of the store, in blocks of either 45 minutes or 90 minutes, for one to six persons at a time. PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE AT 508-796-5613.  Appointment blocks are available from 11am to 6pm Monday-Friday, and from 11am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Curbside pickup options remain available for prepaid orders; again, please call 508-796-5613 to make arrangements. In addition, please take advantage of our mail order service – we ship parcels nationally and worldwide, and have done so for more than ten years.

If conditions permit, we may also offer sidewalk sale shopping this week, and will review the possibility of opening completely on Monday the 29th, although we do expect to have to impose the eight-persons-per-1000-square-feet limit until the state of Massachusetts mandates that Phase 3 has commenced for retail businesses.

We had a wonderful time with our author guests Cat Sebastian and Olivia Waite this past Friday evening during their virtual book talk on Zoom.  Our thanks to everyone who joined us from all over the world to celebrate Pride Month!

A word from our associates at Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts regarding the June LGBTQIA book group discussion:

“Our meeting at the bookstore scheduled for the 27th will work a little differently. We will have the store to ourselves from 6pm-8pm as the store closes at 5 and it will be less of a book discussion and more giving members space to shop and chat. It is limited to only 7 people in the store.”

The June title, LEO LOVES ARIES, is available for purchase.  Please call 508-796-5613 to reserve your copy.

Upcoming virtual events at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside:

Saturday, June 27 at 2PMWilliam Kent Krueger! The bestselling author joins us for a book talk about his titles, including his latest book THIS TENDER LAND. Instructions for the Zoom event can be found on our Facebook page.

Sunday, June 28 at 2PMSarah Beth Durst! This fantasy novelist has titles for both teens and adults, the newest of which is CATALYST. Instructions for the Zoom event can be found on our Facebook page.

Again, as always, thank you for your understanding, your patronage, and your support of Worcester’s independent full-service bookstore.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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