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Weekly Story Times


Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. 
Picture Books story time for ages 3-6


   Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Wee Ones Story Time 
for children 2 and under 

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Wee Ones Story Time for children 2 and under



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Celebrations Abound!
Independent Bookstore Day and Children's Book Week!

Beginning May 1st, we are extending our regular hours, so you will have more time to browse and buy books!  Our new hours are 
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 am-8 pm and Sundays, 10 am-6 pm.

Our regular Wee Ones Story Time is a stroller-free zone! Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am until 11:30 am only. This is to ensure a safe, fun environment at story time! If you have any questions about the new policy, please feel free to call the store at
(703) 548-4092 or email us at
info@hooray4books.com. Thank you for your cooperation and hooray for story time!
It's Children's Book Week!!!
Children's Book Week is here! May 2nd to May 8th. Come in during Children's Book Week for a chance to win adorable Children's Book Week posters and totes!
For the entirety of Children's Book Week, Hooray for Books! will be accepting donations for the Alexandria Bookshelf (ABS). Sometimes, when you no longer need a book, someone else does. Bring in your gently loved books, and ABS will see them safely to their new homes in local schools and community centers. If you purchase a book for ABS, you will receive 15% off the book you've chosen to donate. 
Monday, May 2nd: Author Mac Barnett (Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Battle Bunny) and illustrator Matt Myers (E-I-E-I-O: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm, Battle Bunny) will visit Hooray for Books! to present their brand-new picture book, Rules of the House. Come at5 pm for a Rules-Breaking Party and at 6 pmfor the author event!  
Ian always follows the rules. His sister, Jenny, breaks them all the time-especially "Don't pinch." So Ian is thrilled when the house where his family is vacationing posts a tidy list of rules. But when Jenny breaks them all, the house itself decides it's time for payback. The bearskin rug, the stove, and the bathtub are hungry for rulebreaker soup, and they've found the perfect ingredient: Jenny! 
Tuesday, May 3rd: Hooray for Books! is throwing a release party for The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1)the first book in Rick Riordan's brand-new series. 4 pm-5:30 pm. Please note: this is NOT
an author event!
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor.
Wednesday, May 4th: May the Fourth Be With You! It's Star Wars Day, and Hooray for Books! is celebrating in style!  Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and party the afternoon away!  It's the perfect day to start reading the Jedi Academy Series, to build a model of the Millennium Falcon, and to test your Star Wars knowledge with a trivia book!  4-5 pm.
Celebrate the publication of the final Elephant & Piggie Book, The Thank You Book, with us. Come for a special story time and postcard writing party. A perfect way for little ones to say thanks to their moms for Mother's Day. 5-5:30 pm.
Thursday, May 5th: We are happy to welcome author Carrie Jones to Hooray for Books! She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Young Adult Need series, and her first middle-grade novel,Time Stoppers, is being released this week6 pm.
Annie Nobody thought she was, well, nobody, living in a nowhere town where nothing goes her way. Day 1 at her newest foster home proves to be dreadful, too . . . and things get even worse when she's chased by something big and scary that definitely wants to eat her. Luckily for Annie, not everything is what it seems, and she gets swept up by a sassy dwarf on a hovercraft snowmobile and taken to Aurora, a hidden, magical town on the coast of Maine. There, she finds a new best friend and discovers that she's a Time Stopper, meant to protect the enchanted.
Friday, May 6th: Unfortunately, due to a last-minute schedule conflict, author Greg Pizzoli will not be able to come to the bookstore to present his new picture book Good Night Owl!, as had been previously announced. However, we will have signed copies available for purchase (while supplies last).
Owl is ready for bed. But as soon as he settles in, he hears a strange noise. He'll never get to sleep unless he can figure out what's going on! He looks everywhere-in his cupboard, underneath the floorboards-even in his walls. But while he's busy tearing his house apart, he doesn't notice one tiny, squeaky, mouse-shaped detail. . . . Will Owl ever get a good night's sleep?
Saturday, May 7th: We have a Book Scavenger
scavenger hunt! The hunt begins at 11 am at Hooray for Books! Come by the store to register and to solve your first puzzle. Then, you will go on a hunt through Old Town, visiting two other local locations to solve puzzles. The first five entrants to complete the challenge will receive a $25 gift card to Hooray for Books! and a signed copy of Book Scavenger. The next four runners up will receive hand-decorated cookies from The Sugar Cube. You can enter the scavenger hunt anytime between 11 am and 7 pm, but the earlier you enter, the better your chances of winning!

Sunday, May 8th: Happy Mother's Day! Do you need a perfect gift for your mother? Try a book! We have plenty of titles to choose from in our adult fiction and non-fiction sections, along with plenty of cards. Want something that you and Mom can do together? Try Mommy and Me Bake, and make fun memories in the kitchen! Want something more personalized? Try Letters to My Mom, a 'time-capsule' letter-book that allows you to write funny, insightful letters to your mother that she can read in the future.
Hooray for independent bookstores and children's books, book lovers!

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