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

As an independent  bookstore, we pride ourselves on knowing 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 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 Bookstore
1555 King St.  Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Ph. 703-548-4092 Fax 703-548-4094
Hours: Mon - Sat 10 am - 8 pm 
Sun 10 am - 6 pm
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CLOSED for Inventory August 14 - 18

Hooray for Books! will be closed Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18 for computer upgrades, inventory and store cleaning. You can still contact us by phone at 703-548-4092 and email info@hooray4books.com during this time.

We will reopen for normal business hours of 10 am - 8 pm on Saturday, August 19.


The countdown is on for the August 29th release of the highly anticipated book from Leigh Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer! When you pre-order the book with us from now until August 28th, you can upload your purchase receipt to receive a free, limited-edition character print by artist Jen Bartel. Stop by the bookstore or call 703-548-4092 to pre-order.  


Complete “Reading Without Walls” Challenge
to Win Prizes!

Hooray for Books! invites you to join the Reading Without Walls Challenge, a nationwide program that celebrates diversity and encourages readers to step outside their comfort zone. From June 12th through August 31st, play our "Reading Without Walls Bingo" for a chance to win fun prizes, including an invite to our exclusive end-of-summer party. Stop by the bookstore to pick up your Bingo card!


 Saturday, August 12th
Author Event with Jan Gangsei

Meet author Jan Gangsei as she presents and signs her new middle grade novel, The Wild Bunch. Three unlikely friends—brainiac Hector, bullish Jack, and sarcastic Paul—find themselves braving the wilderness in search of the mythical Beast of Bear Falls in this hilarious novel. The trip gets off to a rough start, and calamity and disaster follow catastrophe. Against all odds, the crew face all sorts of obstacles natural and man-made. Can the three boys make it to Bear Falls and uncover the truth about the Sasquatch living there?


STORYTIMES WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Join us on Wednesday evenings at 5 pm for a story time specially designed for the older crowd: 3-6 year olds! Our story time experts will read you a rotating selection of new picture books and old favorites. It's free and open to the public! 5 pm.  
Join us on Friday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 am for a story time for the the wee-ones and toddlers: 0-3 year olds! Our story time experts will read your young ones board and picture; sing songs and perform and teach some fingerplays. It's free and open to the public! 10:30 am.  

PLEASE NOTE:

Our regular Wee-Ones Story Times are stroller-free zones! 
During our storytimes, we do not permit stroller parking in the store. This is to ensure a safe, fun environment at story time! Thank you for your cooperation and hooray for story time!

 

Book Clubs

Our Science Fiction Club (which usually meets on the fourth Sunday of each month) features adult fiction and non-fiction titles, and our Adults Read YA Book Club (which typically meets on the last Wednesday of each month) features a selection of exemplary Young Adult literature. For more information on either book club or the titles mentioned below, please contact info@hooray4books.com or call us at 703-548-4092.

Adults YA Book Club Pick for August   

If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosia

If you can legally drink, but still love the dynamic storytelling of young adult fiction, this club is for you! Join us the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Books purchased for our book clubs are always 20% off. Please email Ellen Klein for more information and to join.

This month we are featuring If Birds Fly Back. 

Linny has been fascinated by disappearances, ever since her sister Grace ran away in the middle of the night without saying goodbye.

Sebastian can tell you how many galaxies there are, and knows how much plutonium weighs. But the one thing he can’t figure out is the identity of his birth father.

They’ve never met, but Linny and Sebastian have one thing in common: an obsession with famous novelist and filmmaker Alvaro Herrera, who went missing three years ago and has just reappeared. As they learn more about the mystery of Alvaro, Linny and Sebastian uncover the answers they’ve been searching for.

 Adult Book Club Pick for September   

The Lincoln Deception by David O. Stewart

Join us the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. to discuss compelling books of all genres. Books purchased for our book clubs are always 20% off. Please email Sally Chadbourn for more information and to join.

This month we are featuring The Lincoln Deception. A deathbed confession and a long-hidden conspiracy are at the heart of a riveting historical mystery centered on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Blending real and fictional characters, this book is a superbly researched, brilliantly plotted and a thoroughly gripping mystery that explores one of the nation’s darkest and most fascinating eras and the conspiracy that changed world history. 

 


KidsPost Summer Book Club
The Washington Post's KidsPost is promoting their own summer book club. The them for 2017 is "Challenge Yourself". Over eight weeks the post will be profiling books in which the main characters experience various challenges in their lives. 
 

Midnight Without a Moon by Emma Cline

Linda Jackson’s moving debut seamlessly blends a fictional portrait of an African American family and factual events from a famous trial that provoked change in race relations in the United States. (Ages 10+)



 

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in.
(ages 10+)

 

I lived on butterfly hill 9781416994022 hrI Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin

Accented with interior artwork, steeped in the history of Pinochet’s catastrophic takeover of Chile, and based on many true events, this multicultural ode to the power of revolution, words, and love is both indelibly brave and heart wrenchingly graceful. (Ages 10+)

 

For copies of these or other books feature in the KidsPost Summer Book Club, come into our store or call us at 703-548-4092.

 


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 we don't carry the book you're looking for, 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