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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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 Monday, October 9th at 6:30 pm
 

So many YA books…so little time. Epic Reads invites teens and adults to participate in round-table conversations with the following authors:

Attendees will be seated in small groups and the authors will come around one at a time to chat, speed-dating style! A purchase of any of the authors’ new books is required to participate. Purchase all four books and you’ll receive a $10 gift certificate to Hooray for Books! 

Click here to purchase your books and reserve your spot in the discussion!


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.

Sci Fi Book Club Pick for September

Kindred by Octovia E. Butler

Join us the fourth Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. Books purchased for our book clubs are always 20% off. Please email Ellen Klein for more information and to join.

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Adults YA Book Club Pick for September   

Jackaby by William Ritter

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 Jackaby. 

A serial killer is on the loose in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892. Abigail Rook, a newly hired assistant, helps R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained. The police are convinced it's an ordinary villain, but Jackaby--who has the ability to see supernatural beings--is convinced that the foul deeds are the work of a supernatural creature.

 Adult Book Club Pick for October   

A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith

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 A Star for Mrs. Blake. After losing her son in World War I, small-town librarian Cora Blake is surprised over a decade later to receive a letter from the U.S. government inviting her to go to Europe to visit his grave as part of a 'Gold Star Mother' tour. A chance encounter with an embittered journalist gives her the opportunity to tell her story to the world and leads her to discover some unexpected truths about the long-term legacy of the war. 

 


 


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