Saturday, July 4th: Hooray for Books! is CLOSED on the Fourth of July! Happy Independence Day! (We will open again on Sunday, July 5th, with our summer hours of 11 am - 5 pm.)
Where's Waldo in Alexandria?
For the entire month of July, participating businesses will be hiding Waldo somewhere on their premises... and it's up to you to find him!
- Visit Hooray for Books! for your Waldo Passport or download it here
- Get a stamp from each store proprietor when you find Waldo
- When you've collected all your stamps, come back to Hooray for Books! to get your prizes
- 10 stamps = a $1 gift certificate for a Waldo book, and a Waldo pin
- 20 stamps = entry into the raffle to win a complete set of Waldo books!
This year, for the first time, Waldo himself will be visiting participating businesses throughout the month! If you don't run into him during your hunt, you can always say hello at our Waldo Party on Friday, July 31st at 5 pm! We will announce the winner of the raffle at the party.
Good luck and happy searching!
Need ideas for what to read this summer? We've got you covered: Hooray for Books! is doing a summer reading program! Come to the store and pick up one of our Summer Reading bookmarks, with all our favorite picks listed. Read three of the suggested picks and three of your own choice and get a $5 Hooray for Books! gift certificate! Hooray for summer reading!
Two previously undiscovered new titles
from beloved authors are coming out this July! Call the store at (703) 548-4092
or email us at email@example.com
to pre-order your copy now - before they're all gone!
What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss
This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one's mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can't choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment - choosing a pet - and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!
An Editor's Note at the end discusses Dr. Seuss's pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get?
Available July 28th. $17.99; hardcover; 48 pages. Random House.
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulizter Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbirdsome twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch - Scout - struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee's enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.
Available July 14th. $27.99; hardcover; 288 pages. HarperCollins.