We have extended our regular hours, so you 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 Wee Ones Story Time is a stroller-free zone! This is to ensure a safe, fun environment at story time! Thank you for your cooperation! Hooray for story time!
We are so excited to host a night of
Coloring & Cocktails with author and artist Teresa Roberts Logan on July 13th at 6:30 pm. This event is ticketed: For $20, you will receive one copy of Logan's adult coloring book Paisley Designs For Fun and Relaxation and a drink ticket. For $30, you will receive one copy of Logan's coloring book Paisley Designs for Fun and Relaxation, one copy of Logan's book The Older I Get, The Less I Care, and a drink ticket. On the night of the event, come to Hooray for Books! to pick up your book(s) and drink ticket, then head across the street to the Lorien Hotel & Spa patio for drinks, coloring, and conversation with Teresa Roberts Logan! Space is limited, so reserve your tickets now.
About the Author/Artist: Teresa Roberts Logan is a D.C.-based writer, artist, and illustrator, also known as Laughing Redhead. She was nominated for a Reuben Award by the National Cartoonists Society for her greeting cards, is the author of The Older I Get, The Less I Care and Paisley Designs for Fun and Relaxation, and is currently working on a graphic novel titled Haint Blue. Logan also writes and illustrates the web comic Fog of Worry. In addition to her art and writing, Logan performs as a stand-up comedian and storyteller. Her work in these fields has been featured in venues such as the Gotham Comedy Club, The Metropolitan Room NYC, and Comedy Works. She has opened for the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Dana Carvey, and Drew Carey.
Friday, July 1st: Beginning on July 1st and running through the entire month, we will be hosting the Where's Waldo Alexandria Scavenger Hunt! Plus, this year we will have coloring sheets for Waldo hunters! Color in your coloring sheet and use #ColorWaldoandWin on Instagram to be entered into a drawing for one of five deluxe prize packs! Stay tuned for details on how you can participate and what you might win! July 1st to July 31st!
Saturday, July 9th: Author Minh Le and illustrator Isabel Roxas will be at Hooray for Books! to present their picture book, Let Me Finish! This may be the first ever picture book about spoilers: You don't want to miss this author/illustrator event! 2 pm.
A young boy just wants to finish his story, but the creatures around him can't help but share their love for what he is reading. With all of these interruptions, will he get to finish the book before someone spoils the ending?
Wednesday, July 13th: We are so excited to host a night of Coloring & Cocktails with author and artist Teresa Roberts Logan. This event is ticketed: For $20, you will receive one copy of Logan's adult coloring book Paisley Designs For Fun and Relaxation and a drink ticket. For $30, you will receive one copy of Logan's coloring book Paisley Designs for Fun and Relaxation, one copy of Logan's book The Older I Get, The Less I Care, and a drink ticket. On the night of the event, come to Hooray for Books! to pick up your book(s) and drink ticket, then head over to the Lorien Hotel & Spa patio for drinks and coloring! Space is limited, so reserve your tickets now. For more information see the top of this page! 6:30 pm.
Tuesday, July 26: This event is not for the faint of heart: Prepare for the Dangerous Ladies 2.0 Tour! The self-proclaimed Dangerous Ladies of YA will visit Hooray for Books!, giving you the chance to meet with some of the top authors in YA literature and get your copy of their newest summer books! This tour includes Renee Ahdieh (The Rose and the Dagger), Gwenda Bond (Lois Lane: Double Down), Megan Miranda (The Safest Lies), Beth Revis (The World Without You), and Megan Shepherd (The Hunt). 7:30 pm.
Saturday, July 30th: Picture book author Liz Starin will be at Hooray for Books! presenting her newest book,Splashdance. Named as a Publisher's Weekly Best Summer Book of 2016,Splashdance is sure to capture your heart and imagination. Join us for her story time and sing-a-long! 2 pm.
What starts as a loopy tale about an interspecies water ballet competition gradually reveals itself to be a call for solidarity and resistance in the face of injustice. Whether the action is underwater or on dry land, Starin has a loose, offhand style and gentle wit that invite readers to dive headfirst into a world where rhinos wear bikinis and water ballet moves include the "Mary Lou Boogaloo" and "Half Twist Chanterelle."
Plus, a featured pre-order!
You can pre-order Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II from Hooray for Books! To pre-order, come into Hooray for Books! or call us at (703) 548-4092 during regular business hours. We will hold a midnight release party for this title so that you can pick up your book the second it becomes available on July 31st, 2016!
Plus, beginning on June 13th, Hooray for Books! will host a "Harry Potter Readathon." We will be playingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, as read by Jim Dale, in the store June 13th, 14th, 16th, and 17th from 4-6 PM. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will begin the week of June 20th, and each book will have a week until the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II is the official script of the upcoming West End stage play of the same name. The script is by Jack Thorne, in collaboration with J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany, based on a story by Rowling, Thorne, and Tiffany. In this exciting two-part play, Harry Potter has grown up to work at the Ministry of Magic and has three school-aged children. As Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his son Albus grapples with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. There are two ways that you can experience this new chapter in the Harry Potter canon: Either you can fly to London and hope to snag tickets to the show, or you can pre-order the book from Hooray for Books! Which is the better option? Hint: Hooray for Books! has a midnight release party. And you'll only see a play once, but the book can be read again and again.
Nothing smells better than a new book, book lovers!