Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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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There is something magical about book series – tales that unfold over multiple front and back covers. There’s something even more magical about having all the titles in one series in a slipcase; boxed sets make wonderful presents to give during the holidays. We highlighted a few boxed set series in a previous Holiday Gift …

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Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide, 2021 Edition! From November 24th through December 24th, ABSW / Tower Books will be presenting books, sidelines, and more to help you celebrate the winter holidays and to assist in your shopping picks. Hanukkah is fast approaching and will start at sundown this coming Sunday. We’ve got a spread …

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Yesterday was Read Across America Day. At present, we are sold out of nearly all our Seuss books, including the discontinued six – And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer.  We had our usual traffic last week, with parents and …

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This is going to be a more personal blog entry in our ABSW Holiday Gift Guide series than the ones our staff and I usually write. Not that our recommendations aren’t usually personal picks, but this time I’m going to let you see a little bit behind the curtain at the little bookstore that’s bigger …

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Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester is happy to shine our Friday spotlight on Matt Phelan, Author and Illustrator of children’s books and graphic novels. Matt is the award-winning creator of the graphic novels Snow White, The Storm in the Barn, Bluffton, and Around the World, and the picture book Druthers. He is also the illustrator of many books for young …

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    Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester is happy to shine our Friday spotlight on (primarily) children’s book author Cynthia Voigt. I asked Cynthia how she would like to be introduced, and  to tell us a little bit about her writing. This was her response:   Really, all there is to say about me and …

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Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester is happy to shine our Friday spotlight on Middle Grade Author Cindy Baldwin. Cindy is the critically acclaimed author of WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW (an Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor, Indies Introduce, and Indie Next title) and BEGINNERS WELCOME.  As a middle schooler, she kept a book under her bathroom …

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Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester is happy to shine our Friday spotlight on Fantasy Author Adam Stemple. When asked how he wanted us to introduce him, this was his response:   My name is Adam Stemple and I am a writer, poet, musician, and web designer.  I primarily write fantasy, but I’ve also sold a …

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Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester is happy to shine our Friday spotlight on Mystery and Literary author William Kent Krueger (Kent).   I asked him to tell us about himself and his writing, and this was his response:   Before publishing my two stand-alone novels Ordinary Grace and This Tender Land, I was best known as …

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