Turning the page: Annie’s Book Stop offers unique reads
Annie’s Book Stop is an LGBTQ-owned business located in Worcester, MA. Below, the team shares some details on their business and the importance of supporting local.
Describe your business:
Hello and come on in! We are your friendly neighborhood full-service bookstore, stocking news, and 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 wish lists.
What makes your business unique?
We carry imported British science fiction merchandise and other releases that cannot be found elsewhere, including Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, and more. The main thing that makes us unique is our staff due to the sheer depth of experience we hold as booksellers.
What does your business look like?
As far as our products go, we are a full-service bookstore. Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester has both in-store and online services. We offer local, national, and international mail order services, and curbside pickup. We are also very active on social media.
Why is it important to support businesses like yours?
It is very important to support businesses like ours because we support the local economy, which affects families, caretakers, educators, schools and libraries, collectors, and pop culture fans.
Do you want to say anything to your customers?
We would like to say a huge thank you for YOUR support during this highly frustrating time. We couldn’t do it without you.
How has your business changed or adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We have leaned heavily into social media and post updates on TikTok, Instagram, and other social media platforms. We host virtual events, including interviews with many authors on YouTube, shifting from our in-store book signings. We hope to restart those in-store events when the pandemic is over.