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Hooray for Books! is an independent children's bookstore in Old Town Alexandria.  

As an independent  bookstore, we pride ourselves on knowing children's books and providing great customer service.  If you can't find a book you want - ask us!  We can order it for you.

If you aren't sure what to get, our staff can recommend books for children of all ages.  

Got an idea or a special event you want to build around books? Call or email us - we'll do our best to help!

We'll be offering special events and author visits so check in here often, and sign up for our email list.


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Go Green at Hooray for Books!  We're pleased to announce that we're collaborating with Eco-Libris so that customers can support the environment while reading books.  You can elect to add $1 to the price of each book you buy - for each $1, Eco-Libris will plant one tree in a developing country.  You'll receive an Eco-Libris sticker for each book for which you make a contribution! Read about Eco-Libris here.
An Independent Children's Bookstore
1555 King St.  Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Ph. 703-548-4092 Fax 703-548-4094
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 11-4
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This Saturday, July 26th, it's Christmas in July!  Up to 50% off select books, games, and other items in the store! Everything from picture books to young adult novels to board games will be included in this special one-time event, happening ALL DAY Saturday. Call the store at (703) 548-4092 with any questions. We'll see you there!


This July, find Waldo in your local Alexandria businesses! Pick up a passport at Hooray for Books! and START LOOKING!

The epic 2014 hunt for Waldo in Alexandria is happening NOW! Waldo is visiting 25 local businesses throughout our community this July.  Those who spot him could win buttons, book coupons, and more!  Hooray for Books! is the headquarters for this awesome summer activity.  This year, we've added something special: at our store only, in addition to Waldo, you can also find his faithful dog companion, Woof!

To participate, print out the Find Waldo Passport here or visit Hooray for Books! to get one. Get a stamp on your passport for each business where you find Waldo.  The first 125 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at 10 or more sites can bring their passports back to Hooray for Books! to collect their prizes! Collect 20 or more stamps to enter in a GRAND PRIZE DRAWING for the top prize of a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books.  The drawing will take place at our Where's Waldo Party on July 31st @ 6:00 pm.

Good  luck, Waldo seekers!

Family Game Night: Every Thursday this month, we're having a game night! Come play with us! ThinkFun, Spot It!, puzzles, cars, coloring, and more. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you! Games and activities for children of all ages. 5 - 6 pm.

Click, Clack, Tap!: Read and learn to tap! Take Olivia's special dance workshop that combines picture books, music, and tap. All proceeds go to Casa Zulema, an AIDS hospice for children in Honduras. The two workshops will take place on Tuesday, July 29, and Thursday, July 31. 1-2 pm. $5 per student.   

Get 'Em While You Can!  

Order these popular books in advance:




Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins is the long-awaited third and final book in her Anna and the French Kiss series of young adult novels. The first 25 people to order will get a signed copy two weeks in advance of its August 14 release date, as well as some cool extras! 


Harry Potter and the Art of Spying by Lynn M. Boughey and Peter Earnest: spy novelist Lynn Boughey and 36-year CIA veteran and executive director of the International Spy Museum Peter Earnest reveal the spycraft in J.K. Rowling's books, from the invisibility cloak to hidden riddles to house passwords. Order it early and get a signed copy a week in advance of its September 14th release date. Then meet the authors at a special release party on September 7th at Hooray for Books!  

To see the full list of our July events, go to our Events tab above or click here.


This summer, read books & win a prize!  To enroll, call us at (703) 548-4092 or email the store at info@hooray4books.com.  Hooray for summer books!

Our Wednesday storytime for 3-6 year olds is moving from 4 o'clock to 5 o'clock! Come by on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. if you want to hear picture books read aloud by our storytime experts!  (Note: our 10:30 a.m. Friday/Saturday storytime has not changed.)

Don't Miss A Hooray for Books! Event!

Keep up with our events by joining our mailing list (form on the left), becoming a fan on our Facebook page (search for Hooray For Books Children's Bookstore or click here) or by following us on Twitter (search for @HFBooks or click here).

We Have Autographed Books!

We're very lucky to have fantastic authors come into our store all year long and they always sign a few of their books for us! We have signed copies for all ages and they make excellent gifts!

Hooray for Gifts!

Want a gift that lasts all year?  We'll select and send a book to those special someones in your life every month, wherever in the world they may be.  Whether you live near us, and want to give books to those far away, or live away from us, and want to give books to someone here, we can help.  Call or e-mail us for details -- this has proven to be a great way to keep in touch with loved ones!

Lists and Recommendations!

Want the latest recommendations for children's books? We're adding new reviews to our blog every week, along with insider book news. So check back regularly – and be sure to comment and post your own reviews! 

If we happen to be sold out when you come to the store, or if there is a book that we don't have, don't worry: we can order any book in print (for children AND for adults) and we can usually have a copy to you in 2-3 days. 
Running low on time? We take phone orders, and can have gifts wrapped and ready to go. Out-of-town relatives looking for suggestions? We offer gift registry services and can work with you to create a reader's wish list. We have gift certificates, too. Call us at 703-548-4092.

Hooray for Books! | 1555 King St., Ste. 101, Alexandria, VA 22314 | Phone (703) 548-4092 Fax (703) 548-4094 | info@hooray4books.com