Hello to all our friends at the little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside! Before we commence with all the information in this week’s blog, we need to make something absolutely clear…
WE ARE NOT CLOSING!
In fact we’re doing better than ever, seeing lots of new faces and old friends, adding to our staff, and bringing in lots of exciting new titles.
Several of our customers told us this week they’d heard we were closing, and we think the source of the misunderstanding was the recent article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about the closing of Annie’s Clark Brunch on Main Street near Clark University. We wish Annie Jenkins and Megan Zawalich all the best of luck in their new endeavors.
July is rapidly drawing to a close, and hopefully so is the worst of the current heatwave. Our fastest sellers have been the traditional “beach read” authors, like Elin Hilderbrand and Nancy Thayer, and the suggested and assigned school summer reading titles. Please feel free to look through our database of books that are in stock or are in transit to us; you may find some great surprises there!
Our sidewalk sale carts continue to make great perusal for bargains, parked outside in front of our windows every day, a little preview of the best selection and discounts on new and used books in the city of Worcester.
Inside, our displays are just as effervescent.
Our publisher specials for the month of August cover many genres. All publisher specials are discounted 42% off retail price.
- FUZZ by Mary Roach
- THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS by Ross Gay
- THE DISAPPEARANCE by Bentley Little
- THE WAR LIBRARIAN by Addison Armstrong
- THE LADY ADVENTURERS CLUB by Karen Frost
- AMARI AND THE GREAT GAME by B. B. Alston
Our Youtube channel has nearly ONE HUNDRED filmed interviews and Q&As with various creators… writers, illustrators, editors and more!
Recent guests have included:
- Marshall Karp, whose newest thriller is SNOWSTORM IN AUGUST
- Pip Williams, author of the literary novel THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS
- Joanne Roach-Evans, who has delighted our summer with her newest nature picture book LITTLE LOST PLOVER
- Liz Mugavero, also known as Cate Conte, whose cozy mysteries always fly off our shelves
Our upcoming guests include:
- Catherine Asaro, whose newest speculative fiction title is THE JIGSAW ASSASSIN
- Bradeigh Godfrey, whose debut novel is the upcoming thriller IMPOSTER
And don’t forget to check out our Tiktok and our Instagram offerings!
Come in out of the summer heat, and let us help you find some “cool” reads.
Thank you, as always, for making our shelves your destination.
—Patty Cryan and the staff at ABSW