Thank you to everyone who came out for our annual SPOOOOOKY STORYTIME this weekend, and we hope to see even more of you in costume TOMORROW for Trick-or-Treat: Treats for Costumes! We have some special treats that won’t rot your teeth for our friends who also love Halloween!
National Novel Writing Month starts this week! And we are hosting several COME WRITE IN! events at the start, starting on…
Thursday, November 2, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Come Write In!
Bring your laptop, netbook, notebook, pen, paper or whatever you need to compose the novel inside of you! We’ll have tables and chairs set up; we have a fair amount of outlets; and we have coffee. Come write in!
And in TWO WEEKS, mark your calendars for…
Thursday, November 9, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Come Write In!
November 11, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Pop Culture Trivia and Story time with Ellen Wittenger, author of SATURDAYS WITH HITCHCOCK.
Test your classic movie mettle and meet author Ellen Wittlinger as we have fun with her latest middle grade novel, SATURDAYS WITH HITCHCOCK. The author will talk about her book, read, and sign–and the bookstore will test attendees knowledge with trivia based on the many movies and pop culture references in the book! (You don’t have to have read the book to play!) Win prizes and discover a great new book!
Ellen Wittlinger is the author of fifteen YA and middle-grade novels, winner of both a Printz Honor Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her books have been on numerous ALA Best Books lists, Bank Street College of Education lists, and state award lists.
Sunday, November 12, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Reading, Speaking, Signing with Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple.
Admission is FREE, but reservations are required. Space for this event is limited, so we will be providing tickets as a reservation until capacity is reached, especially in consideration of giving late-arriving customers a chance to meet the authors. Ticket may be used as a $1 coupon towards the purchase of any new Jane Yolen or Heidi Stemple books in stock and is valid all day on the day of the event. To the limit of supplies, tickets can be reserved by contacting us by phone at 508-796-5613 during regular business hours, or in person at the bookstore during regular business hours until close of business on Friday, November 10th.
Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Anderson of America and the Aesop of the 20th Century. She is a grandmaster author, as well as a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children’s literature. Her titles, such as Owl Moon, How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, Briar Rose, and The Devil’s Arithmetic are classics of children’s literature.
Heidi Stemple didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became a probation officer in Florida. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published twenty books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children.
And for the rest of November…
Thursday, November 16, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Come Write In!
Saturday, November 18, ALL DAY – Annual Doctor Who Celebration.
Sunday, November 19, 3:00 – 5:00 (special date/time) – Rainbow Readers discusses Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian.
Saturday, November 25, 12:00 – 6:00 PM – Small Business Saturday with Haverhill House Publishing.
Thursday, November 30, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Come Write In!
And because it’s a busy time of year, here’s a SUPER EARLY sneak peek at a couple of December events we’re excited about!
Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Mindful for the Holidays, exercises for kids and parents to keep cool this holiday season.
NEW LINK: Thursday, December 7, 7:00 PM – Spicy Romance for the Holidays with Cecilia Tan.
Saturday, December 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discuss Harem Master by Megan Derr.
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!
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 November 27.
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. We will not have a specific Doctor Who Discussion Night in November due to our Annual Doctor Who Celebration.
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, special day and time, November 19, 3:00 – 5:00.
May your world be filled with wonderful words!