December has both flown by and crawled by for many of us. Today marks the longest night of the year, and each day will grant us a little more daylight, both literally and [hopefully] metaphorically as well. There is hope on the horizon for coming out on the other side of this difficult pandemic year, with vaccines arriving in the distribution pipeline. You, our customers, have been so supportive of us here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside, and we are very, very grateful for your support. As such, we’d like to remind you of the discounts already in place for our Central Massachusetts community – for educators and for first responders.
Our hours this week and for the rest of the holiday season are as follows:
Monday 12/21 through Wednesday 12/23: 9am-8pm
Thursday 12/24 [Christmas Eve]: 9am-5pm
Friday 12/25 [Christmas Day]: CLOSED
Saturday 12/26: 9am-9pm * Sunday 12/27: 9am-7pm * Monday 12/28: 9am-8pm
Tuesday 12/29: 9am-8pm * Wednesday 12/30: 9am-8pm
Thursday 12/31/2020 [New Year’s Eve]: 10am-6pm
Friday 1/1/2021 [New Year’s Day] 10am-6pm
Regular Hours Resume Saturday 1/2/2021
We’ve been honoring the current COVID-19 capacity limit protocols set out by the Massachusetts Governor’s Office, but that does not mean that we’ve been idle. You will definitely want to check out our Youtube channel… we’ve been hosting author talks and interviews, as well as running virtual storytimes. Visit our playlists, and subscribe to our channel, as we continue to bring you content from around the world!
Have you been enjoying our Holiday Gift Guide blogs? We’ve got still more ideas which will be posted over the next week.
A title that we’ve been looking forward to carrying this year… STARDUST & SNOW by Paul Magrs… has just arrived from Obverse Books in the UK. We interviewed Paul some months ago on our blog, and are delighted to share with you his story of how David Bowie made one young man’s Christmas an utterly memorable and magical experience back in the 1980’s.
Our publisher specials continue to be popular. We still have some stock on our December titles, and here’s a sneak peek at some of our January picks, with more to come.
Despite postal delays and supply chain interruptions, we hope we’ve done a good job in bringing in the book selection and sidelines that you want to see from Worcester’s full-service independent bookstore.
Thank you, as always, for making our shelves your destination.
—Patty, Michael, Selina, Dot, and Cassandra at ABSW