We had a most wonderful week and weekend with our special sales and events! Thank you to everyone who came out for the Rainbow Readers Discussion of Trans Liberty Brigade by L.M. Pierce, as well as Pagan Picture Book and Sigil Making with J.C. Artemisia. We had a wonderful time with everyone—and we have a few of each of those books still left. ALSO, J.C. was kind enough to leave a few sigiled stones and handouts for anyone who purchases one of the remaining signed books!
We also had a lot of fun with the Tax-Free Weekend and our surprise A Very Special Doctor Who sale! For our beloved Doctor Who fans, keep an eye on our calendar for some more Whovian updates—especially our Annual Doctor Who Day on November 17!
We have some great events happening THIS WEEK too!!
THIS TUESDAY, TOMORROW, Author Paul Tremblay Speaks, Reads, Signs from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
With its praise by Stephen King and other horror masters; starred reviews from Library Journal, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly, Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.
Paul Tremblay is the author of the novels Disappearance at Devil’s Rock and A Head Full of Ghosts. His other novels include The Little Sleep, No Sleep till Wonderland, Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye, and Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly (co-written with Stephen Graham Jones). His fiction and essays have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Supernatural Noir, and numerous Year’s Best anthologies. He is the author of the short speculative fiction collections In the Mean Time and Compositions for the Young and Old and the hard-boiled/dark fantasy novella City Pier: Above and Below. He served as fiction editor of CHIZINE and as co-editor of Fantasy Magazine, and was also the co-editor of the Creatures anthology (with John Langan). Paul is currently on the board of directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards as well.
And THIS THURSDAY, August 16, starting at 7:00 PM join us for our regula Doctor Who Discussion Night.
BSW has a sizable representation of Doctor Who merchandise, and owner Patty Cryan is a long-time fan of the series—the world’s longest running science fiction serial! This month we’re talking about THE NEW DOCTOR! We are super excited about Jodie Whittaker, our first female Doctor, and her adventures. What are your thoughts and hopes for the series as we prepare for the next season? What are you excited about / worried about? Share your thoughts!
Saturday, August 18, 11:00 AM – How To: Find Crafts for Kids.
If you have any ideas or would like to present something, let us know by calling the store at (508)796-5613 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will consider it.
Each program will run from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, one Saturday each month depending on scheduling.
The next event will be on Saturday, August 18, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. The topic is “How To: Find Crafts for Kids” and will be presented by ABSW’s own crafting queen, Selina Lovett!
And we’re only just halfway through August! Have you marked your calendars for…
Friday, August 24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Storytime: Dinosaurs
Saturday, August 25, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Author Sydra Mallery’s adoption picture book A Most Unusual Day.
Ready for a look at September, too?
Friday, September 7, 6:00-8:00 PM – SF Author Gene Doucette and The Spaceship Next Door.
Saturday, September 8, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – How To: Garden with Integrated Crop Management with Breezy Gardens. Pre-Registration strongly suggested; event starts promptly at 11:00.
Saturday, September 8, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – ABSW Table at Worcester Pride Festival.
Friday, September 14, 6:00 – 8:00 – YA SF Author Greg Katsoulis and Access Restricted.
Saturday, September 15, 6:00 – 8:00 – Rainbow Readers Discusses River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey.
Thursday, September 20, 7:00 – 8:00 – Doctor Who Discussion Night.
Saturday, September 22, 1:00 – 3:00 – Noir Mystery Author Sharon Healy-Yang and Letters from a Dead Man.
Friday, September 28, 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Storytime: Animals.
As always, keep an eye on our Facebook Events Page and our website for even more great family and children’s programming we’re putting together for you! Or sign up for our newsletter, and get that information right in your inbox!
As a reminder, here are our regular events…
Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, every Monday 7:00 PM (except for when the Free People’s Artists Workshop meets the fourth Monday of the month). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!
Game Night, every Wednesday (unless there is an author event) at 7:00 PM. Bring your favorite game or try a new one. Stop by the store to socialize and play!
Storytime, last Friday of each month at 11:00 AM. Come in for an hour of read aloud time for children ages 3-8. This July, our theme is Wild Things! Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Next meeting August 31.
How To…, one Saturday each month at 11:00 AM. Join us for a quick talk and demo about how to do… something new! August’s topic is How To: Find Crafts to do with Kids with our own Selina Lovett. Pre-registration strongly suggested; space is limited. Events start promptly at time listed. Next meeting August 18.
The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the fourth Monday of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM. Networking and feedback from other artists and creators of all types. Co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association. Next meeting August 27.
Doctor Who Discussion Nights, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction series. Next meeting is August 16.
The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that will meet once a month, usually on the third Saturdays, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting September 15.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!