Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are right around the corner; we at ABSW are thankful for your continued support and look forward to continue giving you the service and events you want and need—particularly through this holiday season!
First, some important news: Starting today, we have new hours for your shopping convenience!
ABSW will now be open:
Monday-Thursday 9 AM-8 PM
Friday 9 AM-9Pm
Saturday 10 AM-9 PM
Sunday 10 AM-6 PM
We also just recently had a fabulous celebration of 50 Years of Doctor Who this past Saturday, with many of our friends stopping by our 65 James Street bigger-on-the-inside bookstore. Fans, costumed and not, were able to discover the many new Doctor Who toys and goodies that arrived. Trivia, fandom, and good spirits soared through time and space!
There’s still a lot of fun to be had for the rest of November and into December, though!
NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!
ABSW is proud to support local authors taking part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). We’ve got several write-ins scheduled, and we have coffee and tea—the most important fuel for novelists. Here are the scheduled dates and times:
Tuesday, November 19 from 12-5 PM
Friday, November 22 from 12-4 PM
Sunday, November 24 from 12-5 PM
Friday, November 29 from 10 AM-7 PM
Worcester Storytellers featuring Sam Lalos
On Friday, November 22, from 7PM-8:30PM, Worcester Storytellers returns for its monthly Open Mic with featured reader Sam Lalos! All readers welcome: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more!
On Pointe Book Salon
Our regular book salon returns on Monday, November 25, 7-8 PM. Join us for an evening open to every reader of any book to discuss and share what they love (or might not have loved). Contact Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just stop in; it’s informal, and we don’t bite.
Small Business Saturday!
All you post-Thanksgiving shoppers are invited on Saturday, November 30, ALL DAY, to visit ABSW and the Worcester Writers Collaborative as we bring over a dozen local authors to read from, sign and personalize books. Better than Black Friday: Come shop your local businesses and put your holiday gift buying back into your own community! Our authors span fiction and non-fiction, books for all ages, stories from all genres, so there’s an excellent chance you can get a very special gift for the beloved reader in your life.
Every Wednesday night at 7 PM, come into the shop and work on your favorite craft – be it knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, writing, or whatever – while listening to this month’s audio drama or audiobook. Join us for a relaxing evening listening to good literature!
December Blog Gift Guide Extravaganza!
Last year we posted a gift idea or holiday special each day of December—and we’re doing it again this year! Wait till you see some of the surprises hiding in our smaller-on-the-outside bookstore.
An Epic KELPIE Release Party at The Castle
ABSW will be selling books at The Castle Restaurant in Leicester, MA for author (and ABSW employee) T.J. Wooldridge. The middle grade novel about a child-eating faery horse and the eleven-year-old-girl who stands up to it will be officially released December 3rd and available at ABSW.
May your world be full of wonderful words!
Patty Cryan & the Staff at ABSW!