Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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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Normally our Thursday blog highlights “New Arrivals & Old Favorites”… books that we’ve just unpacked from our publisher partners and wholesale partners.  We’ll post that blog this week on Saturday.  It seemed best for today’s blog to thank everyone who has supported us by reserving appointment slots, and to advise people how our day-to-day business …

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As we expected, we’re feeling antsy about re-opening.  Two months and counting, and it already seems like forever. So, it’s only natural…and actually very gratifying…to hear from customers they, too, are feeling the same way. We’re finally allowed to have curbside pickup, but only for pre-arranged orders.  By law, that’s still the best we can …

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We here at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester continue to abide by the Governor’s Office order to remain closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic until at least 12noon on Tuesday, May 19th.  That may change in light of the four-phase plan proposed for reopening the state of Massachusetts, and may force us to …

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Due to the COVID-19 order from the Governor’s Office on Monday the 23rd, our storefront will be closed for on-site business for now.  In line with the Governor’s communication, we are planning on reopening our doors at noon on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020, and resuming normal hours from there.  If the advice or orders from …

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“Thank you for being here today when I needed you.” We heard quite a few variations on the above statement yesterday, delivered in person, on the telephone, and via online communications, after the news of multiple mass shootings across the country filtered through our social media. Our response is to listen, to care, and to …

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“I cannot live without books!” One of the great men in history, Thomas Jefferson, is seen today as a scholar, sometimes a diplomat for the early United States, a great amateur architect (he designed his own home, Monticello, which is even the subject of a commemorative postage stamp!), and a formative figure in the economic …

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