The long awaited GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee comes out this week!! We at our little “bigger on the inside” bookstore on 65 James Street are very excited to be releasing it—stop in and get your copy of the long-awaited sequel of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD!
ABSW has also received some awesome swag from #WeNeedDiverseBooks today, too! Check out the cool buttons and bookmarks we’ll have to distribute at our event on Saturday, July 25, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Find out more about who will be here on our Facebook listing of the event!
Remember, this weekend the store WILL be open our regular hours while Patty attends the Northeastern Writers Conference. For those of our friends we look forward to seeing at Necon—see you soon!!
Sunday, July 19, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Hafta Craft & Storytime “Fantastic Foxes.” Join us for fox-related crafts and a reading of The Tanglewood Fox.
POSTPONED UNTIL LATER DATE TBA: Craft and Reading Theme Day: The Berenstain Bears. Stories and crafts around The Berenstain Bears books.
Friday, July 24, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Worcester Storytellers features Jenn Monroe, Founder/Editor at Eastern Point Lit House and Press and Founder/Executive Producer at Extract(s) during their monthly open mic at the bookstore!
Saturday, July 25, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Worcester Needs Diverse Books. Meet authors who are making a difference in the landscape of children’s and YA books through diversity. Join us for an afternoon of readings, discussion of how we can make more children and teens feel like they are part of literature, and a Q&A session with authors, illustrators, and editors. The current line-up of authors, illustrators and editors includes:
And coming up in August…
Saturday, August 1, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Bones & Skulls & Ticks, Oh My! Dr. Ponciano Salazar of the Webster Square Animal Clinic in Worcester will be speaking to children about ticks and entertaining them with skulls and bones of various animals.
Sunday, August 8, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: The Princesses of Ruth Sanderson. Ruth Sanderson is an award-winning illustrator of hundreds of children’s books, particularly fairy tales and princess stories. Join us for a princess celebration! Costume contest, art demo, princess treats, and more!
Sunday, August 16, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Hafta Craft & Storytime Family Drop-in, Astronomy.
Wednesday, August 19, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Cat in the Hat Day, craft and storytime.
NEW LISTING: Saturday, August 22, ALL DAY: Ray Bradbury Day. Celebrate the master author with a day full of special sales, readings, and a 12:30 talk with Alan Ira Gordon, Bradbury expert and author of JOURNEY INTO DANDELION WINE COUNTRY.
Of course, as a reminder, our regular events are…
Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, every Monday at 7:00PM (sharing space last Monday of the month with The Free People’s Artists Workshop). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!
Hafta Craft & Storytime Family Drop-in, the third Sunday of every month from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. June’s theme will be Astronomy. Children must be accompanied by an adult for duration of stay.
Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook!
The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the last Monday of every 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.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!