Events Buzz Monday: Mellow Days, Cool Nights

School has been in session for a few weeks now in the neighborhoods around our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside.   We are back to our Autumn hours, which are as follows:

MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS – 10AM TO 9PM

WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS – 10AM TO 8PM

 FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS 10AM TO 9PM

SUNDAYS 10AM TO 6PM

And, as always, we reserve the right to stay open past 9pm on event nights.

This means that daytime foot traffic may be a little slower than in the summer months, but there’s still so much to do and see here, and we are up to our ears in planning Autumn and Winter activities for you and your families, as well as bringing in new books, highlighting local authors, and making new displays.

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Our monthly specials for September are thematically linked to the publication of THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood, the sequel to the bestselling title THE HANDMAID’S TALE, whose frightening message is more timely than ever.

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Copies of YALE NEEDS WOMEN by Anne Gardiner Perkins and THE WOMEN’S WAR by Jenna Glass are discounted 45% off their retail prices during the month of September.

Cooler temperatures and longer nights also means our coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and bottled water station has been restocked!  Please feel free to help yourself to a complementary beverage while you shop; donations are welcome but not mandatory.

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Thanks to everyone who came out for the September meeting of Rainbow Readers book discussion group.  We still have copies of IN OTHER LANDS available, as well as copies of October’s and November’s titles.

As hinted a few weeks ago, changes are indeed afoot at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside… please keep watching this space for updates.

In the meantime, come in to see our fresh new displays, have a complementary cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa with us, and see what’s new on our sidewalk sales carts while the weather holds out! Our mission has been and continues to be the value proposition for central New England and beyond.

  • Our New Arrivals shelf is overflowing with used book trade-ins, and we continue to add to 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 ALWAYS 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.
  • We have received a fresh stock of comics and magazine preservation supplies… comics bags for Golden Age, Silver Age, and Current Age titles, as well as Current Age backing boards. For a limited time, our prices are $3.75 per 100 bags, any size, and $7.50 per 100 backing boards. Compare that to the going rate of $14.00 to $18.00 per hundred.
  • 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.
  • And, very important as we start loading up events for our Fall and Winter calendars… if you cannot make it to one of our author signings but want an autographed copy held for you, please let us know!  We are happy to have prepaid books personalized and / or autographed for you at the event, and to hold them for pickup at your convenience, or to be mailed to you.

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!  


RECURRING EVENT – TONIGHT!: 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: Tuesday, September 17, 7PM-9PM – Game Night! We are thrilled to announce the return of Game Night! Join us weekly on Tuesday nights starting at 7PM for card games, board games and more. Best score of the night wins a $10.00 gift certificate!

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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.

RECURRING EVENT: Tuesday, September 24, 7PM-9PM – Game Night! Join us weekly on Tuesday nights starting at 7PM for card games, board games and more. Best score of the night wins a $10.00 gift certificate!

SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday, September 26 at 6PM – Fantasy Author D.J. Butler Reads And Signs! Join us for a fabulous evening with Dave [D.J.] Butler, author of the folk magic / alternate history titles WITCHY EYE and WITCHY WINTER, as we celebrate the release of his newest title WITCHY KINGDOM. Dave is also the author of the middle grade fantasy series THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF CLOCKWORK CHARLIE. Expect tall tales,laughter and music; all ages welcome. See above for having books autographed for you if you cannot make it to the signing.  We have a large stock of new and used copies of Dave’s older titles as well.

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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!

RECURRING EVENT: Tuesday, October 1, 7PM-9PM – Game Night! Join us weekly on Tuesday nights starting at 7PM for card games, board games and more. Best score of the night wins a $10.00 gift certificate!

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

RECURRING EVENT: Tuesday, October 8, 7PM-9PM – Game Night! Join us weekly on Tuesday nights starting at 7PM for card games, board games and more. Best score of the night wins a $10.00 gift certificate!

SPECIAL EVENT [OFFSITE]: Saturday, October 12, starting at 10AM – Many of our author and publisher friends and colleagues will have tables at the 2019 Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival!  Support some of the most creative people in horror and dark fantasy!

SPECIAL EVENT: Monday, October 14, 11AM–2PM – Winnie-the-Pooh Day Crafts and Activities. Spend your Monday holiday in the Hundred Acre Wood, playing games and doing crafts based on Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Owl and Rabbit! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, October 14, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

RECURRING EVENT: Tuesday, October 15, 7PM-9PM – Game Night! Join us weekly on Tuesday nights starting at 7PM for card games, board games and more. Best score of the night wins a $10.00 gift certificate!

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, October 19, 6PM–8PM – Rainbow Readers Discusses THE LADY’S GUIDE TO CELESTIAL MECHANICS by Olivia Waite. The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that meets once a month. All are welcome!

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, October 21, 7PM-9PM – Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social! Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

RECURRING EVENT: Tuesday, October 22, 7PM-9PM – Game Night! Join us weekly on Tuesday nights starting at 7PM for card games, board games and more. Best score of the night wins a $10.00 gift certificate!

RECURRING EVENT: Monday, October 28, 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: Tuesday, October 29, 7PM-9PM – Game Night! Join us weekly on Tuesday nights starting at 7PM for card games, board games and more. Best score of the night wins a $10.00 gift certificate!

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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