Meet the Author: Cindy Noonan
Saturday, July 22nd: 3 pm
Join us in welcoming author Cindy Noonan as she presents and signs her middle grade novel, Dark Enough to See the Stars.
Can't make it to this event but still want a signed and personalized copy? Just place your order by close of business on Wednesday, July 19th! To order, call 703-548-4092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraiser for Colon Cancer Alliance
July 24th - 31st
In memory of Beverly Price, who was a beloved bookseller at Hooray for Books! for nearly five years, gently used adult and children's books will be available for purchase at a deep discount. Per her family's request, all proceeds will go toward cancer research. Visit the Colon Cancer Alliance website if you would like to make a cash donation.
A Musical Evening with the Okee Dokee Brothers
Friday, July 28th: 5 pm
Grammy Award winning duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers, bring their family fun to Hooray for Books!. They will read from their picture books, Thousand Star Hotel and Can You Canoe?, sing a song or two, and sign your books. This event is great for all ages: adults will enjoy the old-timey vibe and kids will love the bouncy music and lyrics.
Summer Brain Quest Event
Saturday, July 29th: 4 pm
Stop the summer slide! Stay summer smart! Join us for an afternoon of summer educational fun! Create your own binoculars, answer grade level trivia, and complete fun activity sheets. Each participant will receive a goody bag. Call 703-548-4092 to reserve your spot!
NOTE: This event is limited to the first 20 people who sign up. Participants will need to bring an empty paper towel roll.
The Real World Science Behind Harry Potter
Sunday, July 30: 1-5 pm
105 S. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA
In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, the Apothecary Museum is offering family-friendly tours that explore the real world of science and medicine behind J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. This event sells out, so purchase in advance!
We'll be on site with all your favorite Harry Potter books, and to test your knowledge with trivia. While you're there, be sure to place your pre-order for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition, which will be released October 3rd!
NOTE: This event does not take place at Hooray for Books!
Where's Waldo Party
Monday, July 31st: 5:00 pm
After your month-long hunt for Where's Waldo in Alexandria, plan to attend the Waldo grand celebration party and prize drawing! The party will include trivia, games, activities, and a costume contest.
Meet the Author: Jason Reynolds
Friday, August 4th: 6:30 pm
Acclaimed local author, Jason Reynolds will present and sign his new book, Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Since his comic debut in 2011, Miles Morales has been a break out star as the new Spider-man. Not only is Miles younger than his contemporary Peter Parker, but he also has brand new abilities like the ability to camouflage himself and the use of his venom strikes.
Meet the Author: Jan Gangsei
Saturday, August 12th: 3 pm
Meet author Jan Gangsei as she presents and signs her new middle grade novel, The Wild Bunch. Three unlikely friends—brainiac Hector, bullish Jack, and sarcastic Paul—find themselves braving the wilderness in search of the mythical Beast of Bear Falls in this hilarious MAX novel.
Book Clubs for Adults at Hooray for Books!
Remember, you receive 20% off these titles when purchasing them for one of our book clubs!
Adults Book Club Pick
Wednesday, August 2nd at 7 pm
The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics by Barton Swaim
Everyone knows this kind of politician: a charismatic maverick who goes up against the system and its ways, but thinks he doesn’t have to live by the rules. Through his own experience as a speechwriter for a controversial governor, Barton Swaim tells the story of a band of believers who attach themselves to this sort of ambitious narcissist—and what happens when it all comes crashing down.
Adults YA Book Club Pick
Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30 pm
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.