Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

It is surely an understatement to say that this has been a difficult year for the entire world, still in the throes of a global pandemic.  2021 will be upon us in a few days.  The wider world watches in hopes of a successful vaccine; our smaller worlds of families and friends carry on as best they can.

At our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside, what comfort we can offer takes the form of words written by others.  Words that can inform, words that can help us escape.  As booksellers, we try our best to offer something for everyone at a time when it’s needed.  We thank you for all your support through 2020, and we look forward to being here to serve you throughout 2021.


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Some things to point out as the Old Year ends and the New Year begins:

1] Further restrictions in store capacity limits have been put in place as of Saturday, December 26th, per the Governor’s Office, and will remain in place until at least January 10th. The new in-store limit is ten [10] persons, which includes customers and staff.  If concerned, please call ahead for a “shop by appointment” timeslot; you can also arrange for curbside delivery or make use of our mail order service.

2] A reminder that due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions, we MUST limit quantities of donated or traded-in books to ONE BAG OR ONE BOX per person per day. The suggested maximum number of books in said box or bag should not exceed twenty [20] books.  This is for your safety so that we can sanitize items before reshelving them.

3] Our hours this week are as follows: MONDAY 12/28 – 9AM TO 8PM; TUESDAY 12/29 – 9AM TO 8PM; WEDNESDAY 12/30 – 9AM TO 8PM; THURSDAY 12/31/2020 [NEW YEAR’S EVE] – 10AM TO 6PM; FRIDAY 1/1/2021 [NEW YEAR’S DAY] – 10AM TO 6PM; SATURDAY 1/2/2021 – 10AM TO 9PM; SUNDAY 1/3/2021 – 10AM TO 5PM.  

4] Between now and Sunday, January 3rd, all *new* holiday books are marked down to 50% off.  Many non-holiday titles are marked down as well, as we get ready to do our annual inventory.  

5] While we still cannot host in-store events such as the Spinning Yarns textile social, the Rainbow Readers LGBTQIA book discussion group, or the DOCTOR WHO monthly meetup, we continue to bring you blog interviews and video meet-and-greets with authors, artists, and creators from all over the world.  Check out our Youtube channel for the latest playlists.

Thank you, as always, for making our shelves your destination.

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