ABSW on 65 James Street welcomes our visitors with a lovely poetry display at the front of the store. We have quite a few collections from local authors on sale at the store. Definitely check it out for your healthy dose of verse this month!
We’ve also updated our hours for Spring. We will be open:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
You may also notice a big box up at the register for a Children’s Book Drive. ABSW has joined with the “Worcester: The City That Reads” program to help promote local literacy. Gently used and new children’s books, appropriate for Kindergarten through 8th grade, may be purchased here and / or donated here to help our city’s children have better access to literature for school and summer reading programs. The drive goes until May 15th.
The store, working with Mike’s Comics, has also acquired some new comics!…well, some old comics that are new to the store. We’ll be selling them at half cover price—with some titles with cover prices as low as 30 cents…and we’re sure at that price some of them won’t last long here. Come in and look at this collection as part of our standing selection of comics priced at half their cover prices. (Vintage comic titles behind the register are NOT part of this half-price sale.)
Besides all this, we also have some events coming up for you to check out!
This April, on Friday April 25 from 7-8:30 PM, Worcester Storytellers returns to feature Diane V. Mulligan reading from her latest novel, The Latecomers Fan Club, after their regular open mic session.
And we’re already planning for May!
On Thursday, May 1st, starting at 7PM, ABSW will be doing an off-site event at Bigelow Free Public Library in Clinton, MA. Three YA authors will share a panel discussing their books and taking questions from the audience. The featured authors are Gina Rosati, author of Auracle; Erin Cashman, author of The Exceptionals; and Diana Renn, author of Toyko Heist and Latitude Zero.
Then, on Friday, May 9th from 7-9 PM, we’re having a special Mystery and Romance for Moms to celebrate Mother’s Day a little early. We’ll have a panel of romance and mystery novelists sharing their books with us for a cozy and sweet evening. More information to come!
After that, Worcester Storytellers returns on Friday, May 23 from 7-8:30 PM, for their open mic featuring Joe Fusco, Jr., who will be reading from his new collection of essays and poetry, Three Score.
Whether you’re stopping in to see our latest selections and sales or checking out one of our events, we welcome you to keep visiting Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester at 65 James Street.
And may your world be filled with wonderful words!