We had a most lovely time this past weekend with CV Shea and his Sherlock Holmes from A to Z (check out this Friday’s Author Spotlight blog to find out even more!), as well as our weekend-long Celebration of William Joyce. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in both events!
Just a reminder, also, we’ve also begun our holiday hours. Here they are:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
November is an especially hopping month here at our “bigger on the inside” 65 James Street bookstore.
Did you know we are a Come Write In! location for participants of NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month? With support from the Worcester Writers Collaborative, we will be set up for all the November Thursdays from 3:00 – 7:00 PM for writers to come in and do what they do best—write! We have coffee, outlets, and WiFi, so come in and write your great novel amidst our shelves of beautiful literature.
AND because it’s such a kicking month, we’ve got more fabulous events happening THIS WEEK!
THIS SATURDAY, November 14, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, author, poet, and voice actor C.S.E. Cooney will be reading and signing from her recent release, Bone Swans, a collection of faery tales and twisted tales. If you want a sneak peak, we’ve already got the book in stock. A beautiful performer as well as writer, Cooney’s readings are not to be missed!
Also THIS SATURDAY, November 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, we will have the first meeting of the Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts! The Rainbow Readers is a book club focusing on fiction by and about the LGBTQA community. This month’s book is Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, which we have in stock. But, even if you haven’t yet read the book, come and talk about your favorite LGBTQA literature; everyone is welcome!
We also, sadly, have to postpone our Star Trek Mystery Night for an indeterminate amount of time. Once we have more information on a later date, we’ll let you know.
And for the rest of the month…
Thursday, November 19; 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion: Other Time Lords (& Ladies) Patty gives another excellent talk about the longest-running science fiction serial!
Saturday, November 21; ALL DAY – Doctor Who Day! It’s the “birthday” of television’s longest-running science fiction serial, and the favorite of ASBW. Celebrate with an all-day party of discussion, trivia, games, a costume contest—and some surprises!
Thursday, November 26; ALL DAY – Happy Thanksgiving! The store will be closed for the holiday.
Friday, November 27; 7:00 – 8:30 – Worcester Storytellers feature Richard Fox.
UPDATED INFORMATION: Saturday, November 28; ALL DAY – ABSW Celebrates Small Business Saturday with Broad Universe! Local women authors and members of Broad Universe will be reading and sharing their work all day. Support the small business bookstore and the small business each and every author is running—and give back to your community! Currently, we’ve got authors Innanna Arthen, E.A Black, Jude McLaughlin, T.J. Wooldridge, Jennifer Allis Provost, L.J. Cohen, Suzanne Lanha, and author/artist Angi Shearstone.
As a reminder, our regular events are…
Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, every Monday 7:00 PM (except for when the Free People’s Artists Workshop meets the last Monday of the month). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!
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 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.
Doctor Who Talks, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction serial. Every month will have a different topic!
May your world be filled with wonderful words!