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Hours of Operation

Monday–Thursday,
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday,
10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Sunday,
10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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Annie's Book Stop Of Worcester

65 James Street, Worcester MA 01603

     Your friendly neighborhood full-service bookstore!           

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

 


FRIDAY, JULY 28TH AT 7PM

WORCESTER STORYTELLERS

Worcester Storytellers, hosted by Kristina England, is a monthly gathering of writers and readers, offering an open mic at 7pm sharp, followed by a featured reader.

Worcester Storytellers is the only Worcester area Open Mic that features non-fiction, fiction, prose, and journalism--as well as poetry. Join in the open mic or just enjoy listening!

This month's feature is Dana Laquidara, whose non-fiction has appeared in The Huffington Post, Mamalode, Literary Mama, Brain Child Magazine, Boston Mamas, The Grub Daily, and Spirituality & Health Magazine..

 

 


SUNDAY, JULY 30TH FROM 12NOON TO 4PM

MAGICAL BOY BASIL!
CREATOR TALK AND SIGNING

Join us, in conjunction with Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts, in welcoming Rebeckah Murray and Jill Marie Hackett, the creative team behind the popular webcomic Magical Boy Basil.

Magic, mayhem, and missing homework are the hallmarks of this undercover wizarding series which updates weekly.

The team will be talking about their creative process, their highly successful Kickstarter campaign to create printed versions, and what else they are planning. There will be an informal visiting and signing time from 12:00-2:00 PM, and from 2:00-4:00 PM, there will be a panel discussion by the team.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page

 

 


MONDAY, JULY 31ST FROM 12NOON TO 4PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY POTTER!

Join us in celebrating 20 YEARS of Harry Potter books and movies. We'll be reading chapters and making wands; costumes are encouraged and we'll be raffling off three Hogwarts banners!

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


MONDAY, JULY 31ST AT 7PM

SPINNING YARNS!

Bring your textile craft or other work in progress [sketchbook, laptop, etc.] and listen to audiobooks and audio dramas with us. A start-of-the-week social where all are welcome.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD AT 7PM

BOOK TALK AND SIGNING:
KATHLEEN ROWE

Join us for a evening of finding adventure for the whole family! Author Kathleen Rowe will show you new places to discover and give you a bit of history as she discusses and signs her book EXPLORING THE CHARLES RIVER.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page

 

 


SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH AT 1PM

BOOK TALK AND SIGNING:
SHARON PYWELL

Pirates! Romance! Puppies! Author Sharon Pywell will be signing her newest literary novel THE ROMANCE READER'S GUIDE TO LIFE, a haunting, darkly funny and compelling tale of sisterhood.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page

 

 


MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH AT 7PM

SPINNING YARNS!

Bring your textile craft or other work in progress [sketchbook, laptop, etc.] and listen to audiobooks and audio dramas with us. A start-of-the-week social where all are welcome.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH AT 6PM

BOOK CLUB MEETING:
RAINBOW READERS OF MASSACHUSETTS

Sarah Slocum hosts a monthly book club dedicated to reading all things queer and LGBTQIA, with the intention of exploring in literature all sexualities and identities in both fiction, nonfiction and all the subgenres in between.

RRM's goal is to come together in a safe and intimate setting to discuss books and our love for the genre.

This month's selection is MISFITS by Garrett Leigh, and is available for purchase in person or via mail order at Annie's Book Stop of Worcester.

Please RSVP on the Rainbow Readers Facebook page.

 

 


SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH AT 2PM

BOOK TALK AND SIGNING:
MACKENZI LEE

Join us, in conjunction with Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts, in welcoming bestselling YA author Mackenzi Lee for a frolicsome and fascinating afternoon of dandies and derring-do.

Mackenzi will be signing copies of THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE, a queer take on the classic Victorian adventure yarn.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page

 

 


MONDAY, AUGUST 14TH AT 7PM

SPINNING YARNS!

Bring your textile craft or other work in progress [sketchbook, laptop, etc.] and listen to audiobooks and audio dramas with us. A start-of-the-week social where all are welcome.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH AT 7PM

MONTHLY DOCTOR WHO DISCUSSION NIGHT

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a discussion group about the world's long-running science fiction serial.

Kid-friendly and adult-friendly conversation welcome.

This month's topic:
Open Topic / The Thirteenth Doctor

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


MONDAY, AUGUST 21ST AT 7PM

SPINNING YARNS!

Bring your textile craft or other work in progress [sketchbook, laptop, etc.] and listen to audiobooks and audio dramas with us. A start-of-the-week social where all are welcome.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


SUNDAY, AUGUST 27TH AT 2PM

BOOK SIGNING:
TUI T. SUTHERLAND

Best-selling middle grade author Tui T. Sutherland joins us for an afternoon of magical journeys and dragon lore as she signs the newest release in her WINGS OF FIRE book series.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page

 

 


MONDAY, AUGUST 28TH AT 7PM

FREE PEOPLES ARTISTS WORKSHOP
Sponsored by The Worcester County Poetry Association

Please join us every last Monday of the Month for this group open to all creative people: writers, painters, dancers, musicians, potters, craftsmen, composers and more.

Bring your works in progress for valuable feedback from the group members. Helpful comments and suggestions from other knowledgeable artists. Everyone interested in the arts is welcome to sit in.

Group facilitated by Sid Solomon and Sam Lalos.

 

 


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH AT 7PM

SPINNING YARNS!

Bring your textile craft or other work in progress [sketchbook, laptop, etc.] and listen to audiobooks and audio dramas with us. A start-of-the-week social where all are welcome.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 7PM

SPINNING YARNS!

Bring your textile craft or other work in progress [sketchbook, laptop, etc.] and listen to audiobooks and audio dramas with us. A start-of-the-week social where all are welcome.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST AT 7PM

MONTHLY DOCTOR WHO DISCUSSION NIGHT

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a discussion group about the world's long-running science fiction serial.

Kid-friendly and adult-friendly conversation welcome.

This month's topic:
Topic To Be Announced

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH AT 7PM

FREE PEOPLES ARTISTS WORKSHOP
Sponsored by The Worcester County Poetry Association

Please join us every last Monday of the Month for this group open to all creative people: writers, painters, dancers, musicians, potters, craftsmen, composers and more.

Bring your works in progress for valuable feedback from the group members. Helpful comments and suggestions from other knowledgeable artists. Everyone interested in the arts is welcome to sit in.

Group facilitated by Sid Solomon and Sam Lalos.

 

 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 2ND AT 7PM

SPINNING YARNS!

Bring your textile craft or other work in progress [sketchbook, laptop, etc.] and listen to audiobooks and audio dramas with us. A start-of-the-week social where all are welcome.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH AT 7PM

SPINNING YARNS!

Bring your textile craft or other work in progress [sketchbook, laptop, etc.] and listen to audiobooks and audio dramas with us. A start-of-the-week social where all are welcome.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 16TH AT 7PM

SPINNING YARNS!

Bring your textile craft or other work in progress [sketchbook, laptop, etc.] and listen to audiobooks and audio dramas with us. A start-of-the-week social where all are welcome.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH AT 7PM

MONTHLY DOCTOR WHO DISCUSSION NIGHT

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a discussion group about the world's long-running science fiction serial.

Kid-friendly and adult-friendly conversation welcome.

This month's topic:
Topic To Be Announced

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD AT 7PM

FREE PEOPLES ARTISTS WORKSHOP
Sponsored by The Worcester County Poetry Association

Please join us every last Monday of the Month for this group open to all creative people: writers, painters, dancers, musicians, potters, craftsmen, composers and more.

Bring your works in progress for valuable feedback from the group members. Helpful comments and suggestions from other knowledgeable artists. Everyone interested in the arts is welcome to sit in.

Group facilitated by Sid Solomon and Sam Lalos.

 

 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH ALL DAY

SPOOOOOKY STORYTIME

Join us in celebrating all things Halloween with our annual Spooooky Storytime event. ABSW staff and friends will be reading classic and beloved Halloween tales from 11AM to 9PM, with possibly a few surprises from local authors and actors. We are reading favorite stories every hour on the hour!

We'll be following a schedule of earlier morning readings meant for children ages 3 to 7, mid-day readings suitable for children 8 to 12, and evening readings for teens and adults. Join us for a frighteningly good time!

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH AT 7PM

MONTHLY DOCTOR WHO DISCUSSION NIGHT

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a discussion group about the world's long-running science fiction serial.

Kid-friendly and adult-friendly conversation welcome.

This month's topic:
Topic To Be Announced

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

 

 


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH

ALL DAY

OUR ANNUAL DOCTOR WHO EXTRAVAGANZA

Just in time for the winter holidays, join us in commemorating the world's longest-running science fiction serial, DOCTOR WHO!

Featuring special sales, highlights from episodes, door prizes, TWO trivia contests and a costume contest.

More details can be found on our Facebook page. RSVPs highly recommended.

 

 


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH

12NOON to 5PM

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Come in to shop at your neighborhood bookstore and show your support for independent businesses! Joining us will be numerous local writers, artists and creators. Guests to be announced.

Signed and personalized books make wonderful holiday gifts.

More details can be found on our Facebook page. RSVPs highly recommended.

 

 


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH AT 7PM

FREE PEOPLES ARTISTS WORKSHOP
Sponsored by The Worcester County Poetry Association

Please join us every last Monday of the Month for this group open to all creative people: writers, painters, dancers, musicians, potters, craftsmen, composers and more.

Bring your works in progress for valuable feedback from the group members. Helpful comments and suggestions from other knowledgeable artists. Everyone interested in the arts is welcome to sit in.

Group facilitated by Sid Solomon and Sam Lalos.

 

 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21ST AT 7PM

MONTHLY DOCTOR WHO DISCUSSION NIGHT

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a discussion group about the world's long-running science fiction serial.

Kid-friendly and adult-friendly conversation welcome.

This month's topic:
TO BE ANNOUNCED

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.