Happy June to everyone! Hopefully everyone had safe travels over Memorial Day weekend. Between your commemorations of Memorial Day, Flag Day, and D-Day, don’t forget to take a moment to thank the people who protect our country for all they’ve done and continue to do for us!
It’s SO good to have nice warm weather again, we shan’t complain yet if it gets hot. But, if you need a cool break, there is air-conditioning at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester on 65 James Street!
Thank you very much to everyone who helped the Children’s Book Drivefor the “Worcester: The City That Reads” program to help promote local literacy. We were able to donate an awful lot of gently used and new children’s books for our Kindergarten through 8th graders, so they have better access to literature for school and summer reading programs.
Speaking of summer reading, ABSW has a number of your titles in stock, right now! We’ve got The Fault in our Stars by John Green, Grendel by John Gardner, Heat by Mike Lupica, Jazz by Toni Morrison, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, After Tupac and D Foster by Jaqueline Woodson, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and many, many more! Also, bring in your summer reading lists, and we’ll try and match you up with the books you need. On top of that, we can ship—so if your child is in camp or away for the summer, we can make sure he or she still gets the necessary book.
THIS FRIDAY, June 13, we’re looking out for our Dads like we did for our Moms, and holding a Thrills and Chills for Dad event just before Father’s Day. Suspense authors Rory O’Brien, Mike Polia (as Jonathan Brookes), and James C. MacIntosh will read, speak, and sign from their latest books from 7-9 PM. Here are the details:
Rory O’Brien’s first novel, Gallows Hill, deals with a murder in modern-day Salem—a town still haunted by hundreds of years of secrets and ghosts. Some of these secrets are still very much alive. And still very much deadly.
Michael Polia, writing as Jonathan Brookes, is the author of Relic, a military science-fiction thriller about a hidden medical program. And the lengths to which the company contracted to work on this program will go to keep it hidden.
James C. MacIntosh is a local Worcester author of six novels. His most recent suspense novel, Desert Bones, comes out just in time for our event!
Stop by this Friday at 7:00 PM!
We’re also happy to see the return of our Spinning Yarns event! We’ll continue this every Wednesday, starting at 7:00 PM. Bring your favorite craft and listen to an audio book or audio drama while you create! We’ll be scheduling specific books and dramas soon, so also feel free to send us your requests of what you want to hear at this event!
Worcester Storytellers is taking a brief summer vacation this month in June. As soon as we know the details for July, we’ll let everyone know what to expect!
Enjoy these beautiful days, and we look forward to seeing you at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester at 65 James Street.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!