It’s August! Have you achieved your Summer Reading goals? Do you still need to find books? We’ve put together our shelves based on lists our local schools sent us, and if we don’t something you need, we can also order it for you. And if you’re on vacation and traveling, we can even send the books to you! Hurry in before summer has hurried out.
A few notable news items…
Congratulations to author Mackenzi Lee, who will be at our store on August 13, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM! Her latest novel, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue just won the New England Book Award for YA!
Congratulations also to author Morgan Sylvia, whose debut novel Abode will be featured in Library Journal. We got to spend some time with Morgan at the Northeast Writers Conference and are carrying copies of her novel in our Local Author section!
We at ABSW are proud of the fabulous events we put on at our 65 James Street location, as well as some of our offsite locations—and we appreciate everyone in the community who comes out to support us! August continues to keep us excited with its upcoming events! Take a look…
THIS SATURDAY, August 12, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Rainbow Readers Presents Misfits by Garrett Leigh.
In this 2015 LAMBDA FINALIST, restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn. Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom’s bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and . . . taken. Tom’s explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, but Tom is too tempting, and when hard times force Jake to accept Tom’s helping hand, he finds himself between two men who’ve lost their way.
Starting THIS SATURDAY August 12, and continuing through Sunday, August 20, ABSW hosts their annual Educator Appreciation Week, featuring special discounts for teachers and home-school educators. Come in and see what surprises we have for you!
And THIS SUNDAY, August 13, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, we’re excited about our Rainbow Readers Presents: Mackenzi Lee Reading, Signing, Q&A. Besides being a New York Times’ bestseller and a champion of queer fiction, Mackenzi recently won the New England Book Award for her recent release, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Also, she’s a lot of fun to chat with! You don’t want to miss this fun Sunday afternoon!
And for the rest of the month…
Thursday, August 17, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Doctor Who Discussion Night – Open Topic.
Friday, August 25, 7:00 – 8:30 – Worcester Storytellers Open Mic and featured reader Trisha J. Wooldridge.
Sunday, August 27, 2:00 – 4:00 – Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire Reading, Signing, Q&A
As a reminder, here are our regular events…
Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, every Monday 7:00 PM (except for when the Free People’s Artists Workshop meets the fourth 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. Join the Worcester Storytellers for their open mic and featured reader every month. August is Trisha J. Wooldridge! Next meeting is August 25.
The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the fourth 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. Next meeting is August 28.
Doctor Who Discussion Nights, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction series. Next meeting is August 17.
The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that will meet once a month, usually on the third Saturdays, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting August 12.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!