We’d like to start off this week’s Events Buzz with a huge THANK YOU.
Thank you to our customers and friends; thank you to our staff; thank you to our wholesale and publisher suppliers; thank you to our author colleagues.
You’ve all borne with us in these uncertain times over the last few months, and we are very grateful for your support. This little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside would be impossible to continue without you. We are thrilled to see everyone again in person.
With the transition to Phase 3 issued by the Governor’s Office on July 6th, Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester is pleased to announce that we are now fully open for shopping, but are observing a capacity limit of fifteen  persons. We continue to ask that you call ahead before bringing in large amounts of books for donation or store credit; a bag of ten to twenty books is fine, but multiple cartons are difficult for us to handle at this time, due to space and manpower concerns.
We have resumed summer hours, which are:
MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS: 10AM TO 8PM
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: 10AM TO 9PM
SUNDAYS: 10AM TO 6PM
Not everything is back to normal, however. We will be re-evaluating which of our events will be hosted in-store and which will remain virtual ones, between now and the end of 2020. But we DO plan to bring you a full assortment of events and store specials for you to choose from.
Those of you who were not able to take advantage of our curbside and mail order service when we were closed to the public, or who were unable to make a shopping appointment during the earlier MA reopening phases, may have missed out on our monthly publisher specials. These are deeply discounted, even above and beyond our usual offerings.
July’s specials are SURVIVOR SONG by Paul Tremblay and THE FAMILY ROMANOV by Candace Fleming. Our previous specials between April and June, all of which are still in stock, include:
- REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Ann Patchett
- THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES by Grady Hendrix
- QUEEN OF THE UNWANTED by Jenna Glass
- WOW, NO THANK YOU: ESSAYS by Samantha Irby
- UNDONE by Glennon Doyle
- TIME AND AGAIN by Jack Finney
- I’M STILL HERE BY Austin Channing Brown
All are discounted between 40% and 44% off retail price.
We had a WONDERFUL time with mystery / suspense authorJ.A. Jance on Zoom this past weekend. Our thanks to the author and to everyone who logged in.
Upcoming events at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside:
IN-STORE EVENT: Saturday, July 18 at 6PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses BEHIND THESE DOORS by Jude Lucens. The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that meets once a month. All are welcome! Please call 508-796-5613 to RSVP.
VIRTUAL EVENT: Sunday, July 19 at 2PM – E. 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.
VIRTUAL EVENT: Saturday, July 25 at 7PM – Jennifer 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.
VIRTUAL EVENT: Saturday, August 8 at 2PM – Mary Robinette Kowal!! Mary Robinette Kowal is the Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of the Lady Astronaut series and historical fantasy novels, an award-winning puppeteer who even worked for Jim Henson Enterprises, and a voice over actress, who reads her own audio books! Come meet this fascinating lady speaking about her newest book THE RELENTLESS MOON. Instructions for the Zoom event can be found on our Facebook page.
IN-STORE EVENT: Saturday, August 8 at 6PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE by Kaia Sonderby. The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that meets once a month. All are welcome! Please call 508-796-5613 to RSVP.
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!