Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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, …

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It’s a cold and windy day out-of-doors, but it’s cozy and warm here at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside. We hope everyone has shoveled out from Friday’s big snowstorm. We’re definitely expecting March to come in like the proverbial lion, but where it may or may not …

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The medium of storytelling through sequential art is not a new one, but its recent growth as part of the book industry is wonderful to see. Reading comic books and graphic novels helps to teach the brain to develop particular higher order thinking skills which promote and solidify learning. Here at our little bookstore that’s …

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As the weather gets colder, many of us turn to more sedentary indoor pursuits. Here at ABSW / Tower Books, we’re happy to fulfill one of those needs; you’ll find an excellent selection of jigsaw puzzles here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside. From 100 pieces to 1000 pieces, we’ve got you …

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We are very familiar with fannish pursuits here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside. While our partner business Mike’s Comics is mostly now known for its British science fiction merchandise, both of the owners at ABSW / Tower Books are long-time comic book fans, as well as fans of other media . …

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Many people, when gifting a new book to someone, like to pair that gift with an attractive and meaningful bookmark. For this holiday gift-giving season, we expanded from our selection of publisher-promotional bookmarks to include the bookmark line from Out Of Print. These bookmarks not only hold your place in the book you’re reading, but …

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While Small Business Saturday touts the benefits and joys of “shop small, shop local” one day a year, here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside we believe in supporting independent crafters all year ’round! Winter is coming, and there is yet again a new variant of COVID-19 circulating. While that may be …

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Another year at the helm of ABSW / Tower Books, and it’s time for another peek behind the curtain at some of the books that shaped and continue to linger in the mind of your humble chief bookseller, here at the little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside. All the titles from last year’s “desert …

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Today is Small Business Saturday, the annual “Shop Small Shop Local” promotion to combat the excesses of big box stores and their “doorbusters”. Here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside, we’re using today to spotlight a holiday gift idea that focuses on our community itself,,, the Worcester edition of the ever-popular game …

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Once again the week of Thanksgiving, celebrated in November here in the United States, has arrived. What we are most thankful for, here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside, is YOU, our loyal customers. The year 2021 marks twelve years that we’ve been your full-service independent bookstore at 65 James Street in …

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