Hello and welcome to the windy, blustery month of March! We’re still all bundled up here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside, but we’re already thinking SPRING! It’s the season of new books and new beginnings, and we hope to bring those and more to YOU, our customers who have supported us so loyally over the years.
A new month brings a new cycle of publisher specials, where we deepen the discounts on our already-discounted titles on a select few highlighted releases. The following four titles are currently in stock at a discount of 42% off retail prices…
- DARK SKY by C. J. Box – the newest Joe Pickett suspense novel [hardcover]
- KLARA AND THE SUN by Kazuo Ishiguro, a new literary novel by the Pulitzer Prize winner [hardcover]
- DUSK, NIGHT, DAWN: ON REVIIVAL AND COURAGE by Anne Lamott [hardcover]
- BECOMING by Michelle Obama [paperback]
Later this month, we’ll be offering two more specials, which are now available for pre-order: the paperback release of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens, and THE DANGEROUS GIFT [WINGS OF FIRE 14] by Tui Sutherland.
Spring also means the return of Daylight Savings Time and longer hours of sunlight. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour this coming weekend!
The flowers will be emerging and the birds returning; we’ve got a great selection of gardening and nature books for you to celebrate the longer days.
The reality of COVID-19 has been with us for more than a year now, and has made many changes in our personal lives as well as how we do day-to-day business here at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester. We still encourage people to use our mail order service; the shipping and handling fee is only $4.50 whether your purchase is one book or twenty books!
While the Governor’s office has started to relax the guidelines for indoor gatherings, we expect to continue to offer virtual events for the foreseeable future. Have you subscribed to our Youtube channel? If you haven’t, here are some of the great question-and-answer sessions we’ve had with authors like Mary Robinette Kowal, Ben Aaronvitch, Zetta Elliott, Steven Barnes, Alexandra Ivy, Marc Cameron, and Sue Miller.
Upcoming interviews will feature speculative fiction author Cerece Rennie Murphy, poet Curt G. Curtin, speculative fiction author SL Huang, contemporary romance author Mona Shroff, historical fiction author Pam Jenoff, and more!
In tandem with our Youtube Q&As, we have posted interviews with authors, illustrators, editors and other creators each week right here on our blog on Fridays! Check out our archive going back to 2012, and stay tuned for future interviews with Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kim Harrison, Susan Wiggs, Stuart Woods, and a host of others.
As Worcester’s full-service independent bookstore, we will continue to bring you the best selection of new and used titles, as well as gift ideas.
Thank you, as always, for making our shelves your destination.
—Patty Cryan and the staff of Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester