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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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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.  


Our regular Wee-Ones Story Times are stroller-free zones! 
During our Saturday morning storytime, 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!

Signed Book Opportunity

Ellen Hopkins author of The You I've Never Known
Ellen Hopkins will also present her new novel, The You I've Never Known, at local schools. Although her schedule does not allow for a public presentation at the bookstore, you can get a personalized copy of her book if you order it by close of business on Monday, January 23rd. 

To make your purchase for either author, contact us at order@hooray4books.com or 703-548-4092 and tell us how you would like the book personalized. When it is ready for pick-up, we will give you a call.

We can also ship it to any address in the USA for the cost of postage!


Our Adult Book Club (which usually meets on the first Wednesday 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 Read Young Adult Book Club Pick for January

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Seventeen-year-old Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother when she was eleven, and has lived most of her life since then at the boarding school on Jellicoe Road. When the only adult she trusts disappears, Taylor must piece together clues to understand her past, while also masterminding a prank war with the Townies and visiting Cadets. In this award-winning, lyrical, absorbing novel from Melina Marchetta -- one of Australia's most celebrated YA authors -- nothing is as it seems, and every clue leads to more questions. 

Adults Read Book Club Pick for January

The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig

In the autumn of 1909, Oliver Milliron sees an ad in the newspaper for a housekeeper who "can't cook, but doesn't bite," and his attention is caught. And so begins the unforgettable season of the non-cooking, non-biting, ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris Morgan. With the old-fashioned charm of Charles Dickens and Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ivan Doig crafts an enchanting, evocative tale of homesteaders in Montana at the turn of the 20th century.  


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