Events Buzz Monday: Subdued, But Persevering.

“Thank you for being here today when I needed you.”

We heard quite a few variations on the above statement yesterday, delivered in person, on the telephone, and via online communications, after the news of multiple mass shootings across the country filtered through our social media.


Our response is to listen, to care, and to thank YOU, our customers and friends, for allowing us to be there for you when you needed us.


In that capacity, we will continue to serve the reading community, both in Worcester County and beyond, with the best selection of books at discounted prices, as well as a great variety of events and gatherings.

As a reminder, the majority of our events here at ABSW are free and open to the public. Check out our page on!

RECURRING EVENT: TONIGHT! Monday, August 5, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, August 10, 6PM–8PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses FORGET THE SLEEPLESS SHORES by Sonja Taaffe. The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that meets once a month. All are welcome!

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, August 12, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

SPECIAL EVENT: Monday, August 12 through Friday August 16, ALL DAY – Educator Appreciation Week!. Just in time for back-to-school…. our annual end-of-summer sale for teachers, daycare providers and homeschoolers of students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. From Monday, August 12th through Friday, August 16th, we’re running a special 70% off sale on all educator resource materials and on selected backstock of picture books, middle reader books, and teen titles. In addition, with a valid teacher ID, educator paystub, or state-provided daycare center or homeschooler certificate, you’ll receive additional discounts on other items in stock. Educators who purchase any of our special titles will be eligible to enter our raffle to win a $75.00 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on Sunday, August 18th at noon.

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, August 17 & Sunday August 18, ALL DAY – Sales Tax Holiday 2019!. Support your local businesses by coming out to shop at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, when all purchases will be tax-free! A portion of our profits from the weekend’s sales will be donated to the Worcester Youth Center.

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, August 17 at 1PM – Marie LeClaire Reads And Signs! Marie LeClaire writes in the genre of magical realism, drawing upon her extensive background in the Air Force to create characters that leap off the page. She’ll be reading from and signing her linked titles THE LAST YARD SALE and A SOLDIER’S LAST MISSION.

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, August 19, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, August 26, 7PM-9PM – The Free People’s Artists Workshop! This critique group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Networking and feedback from other artists and creators of all types. Co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association.

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, September 7 at 3PM – Book Signing with Hank Phillippi Ryan! Investigative journalist and NYT bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan joins us for an afternoon of suspense and intrigue as she signs her latest novel THE MURDER LIST.

Keep an eye on the Events Calendar on our website for added events and more details.


About anniesbookstopworcester

Hello and come on in! We are your friendly neighborhood bookstore, stocking new & pre-read books, as well as toys, gifts, magazines, greeting cards, audio titles, and much more! We welcome special orders and we will happily take want lists. BUSINESS HOURS: Mon - Thurs: 9:00 am - 8:00pm Friday: 9am-9pm Saturday 10am-9pm Sun: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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