Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

July is just around the corner, and here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside, we are proud of our independence, and we continue to bring in new titles and to plan new events just for you.


We are hoping it means that Phase 3 in the reopening plan for the state of Massachusetts will commence on July 6th. For now, we continue to be open by appointment only, 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.

[Yes, this means we will be open on Saturday, July 4th, and hope to have our sidewalk sales carts out for additional shopping fun, weather permitting.]

We also please ask that you make an appointment before dropping off books for donation or for trade credit, since we currently do not have a full staff.

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.

Even in this most unusual of years, many of our local elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools have suggested summer reading lists, and we are proud to offer a large selection of titles and choices for our community of students. Keep an eye on our website for an index of books available.

In the meantime, for those looking for a fun read, please check out our fresh releases and recommended favorites!

Many thanks to our guests William Kent Krueger, author of THIS TENDER LAND, and Sarah Beth Durst, author of CATALYST, during their virtual book talks this past Saturday and Sunday on Zoom.  We appreciate everyone who joined us online!


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

Saturday, July 11 at 7PMJ. A. Jance!! The creator of the Ali Reynolds books and other mystery / suspense series joins us to talk about the newest release CREDIBLE THREAT. Instructions for the Zoom event can be found on our Facebook page.

Sunday, July 19 at 2PME. C. Ambrose [Elaine Isaak]! This author goes by two names – but writes wonderful fantasy stories under both of them. Elaine’s THE SINGER’S LEGACY series and E.C’s DARK APOSTLE series capture your imagination, as will her talk on her newest books. Instructions for the Zoom event can be found on our Facebook page.

Saturday, July 25 at 7PMJennifer Estep! This bestselling author of many urban fantasy, young adult urban fantasy, an epic fantasy, and even a paranormal romance series will talk about her latest books. 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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