Events Buzz Monday: Changes Afoot!

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Like Worcester’s own Main Street Reimagined project, we continue to make beautification efforts here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside.

Come check out our new beverages station, where you can get complementary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water.  Donations for supplies are always appreciated, but not mandatory.

We are working on expanding our display area for titles by our local authors and our event guests, many of which are autographed.

We continue to offer unparalleled service to all our customers, in person and online.

  • Peruse our New Arrivals shelf for used book trade-ins and our publisher displays of new books for children, teens, and adults, as well as our  vintage titles from the 1890s to the 1970s.
  • Our new books are discounted at either 20%, 25%, 30%, 40% and 50% off list prices for your shopping needs.  As always, our used books range from 50% to 90% off of cover price, and there are additional savings for our newsletter subscribers.  We also offer an educator discount for teachers, certified homeschoolers, and licensed daycare centers.
  • Our selection changes daily, with customer trade-ins of used titles as well as shipments from publishers and wholesalers.  You are bound to find something for any interest, and we take special orders and do book searches as well.
  • Don’t forget! We also offer “from our door to your door” mail order fulfillment, just one of the many ways in which we serve you, our customers, as Worcester’s full-service bookstore.

Our thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend to the Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts book discussion group! The title for September, IN OTHER LANDS by Sarah Rees Brennan, is now in stock and ready for purchase.

Here’s our schedule for upcoming events… As a reminder, the majority of our events here at ABSW are free and open to the public. Check out our page on SocialWeb.net!  


 

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: Sunday, August 25, 2PM-3PM – Doctor Who Monthly Meetup! Join us for a monthly meeting of fans as we talk about the world’s longest-running science fiction series and its classic and modern incarnations – television, novels, audios, comics, and more. This is a kid-friendly and adult-friendly gathering; all are welcome.

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.

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, September 2, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

SPECIAL EVENT [OFFSITE}: Saturday, September 7, starting at 11AM – Join us on the Worcester Common Oval where we’ll have a table at the 2019 Worcester Pride Festival!  We will have new and used LGBTQIA titles for sale for adults and kids.

SPECIAL EVENT [IN-STORE]: 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.

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, September 9, 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, September 14, 6PM–8PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses IN OTHER LANDS by Sarah Rees Brennan. The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that meets once a month. All are welcome!

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, September 16, 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, September 23, 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: Thursday, September 26 at 6PM – 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: Sunday, September 29, 2PM-3PM – Doctor Who Monthly Meetup! Join us for a monthly meeting of fans as we talk about the world’s longest-running science fiction series and its classic and modern incarnations – television, novels, audios, comics, and more. This is a kid-friendly and adult-friendly gathering; all are welcome.

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, September 30, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

Exciting things are happening at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside… more opportunities to serve the Worcester community… more book talks, more author signings, and more workshops.  Keep an eye on the Events Calendar on our website for more details.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

 

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