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Weekly Story Times


   Wednesdays at
5:00 pm 

Picture Book Storytime 
children 3 - 6 

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



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Upcoming Events!

Wee Ones Story Time with Special Guest Ann Whitford Paul
Saturday, October 28: 10:30 am

We welcome best-selling children's author Ann Whitford Paul for a special story time and book signing for her new book, If Animals Said I Love You. If animals said "I love you" like we do...how would they say it? Whale would make bubbles shoot from her spout. Boa would give her hatchlings a hug. Gorilla would snuggle his child to sleep. And across the animal kingdom, every creature would show love in a special way.

This book is recommended for ages 2 and up.

Unable to make it to this event? You still can get a signed and personalized copy of this book! Give us a call at 703-548-4092 or email order@hooray4books.com by Wed., Oct. 25.


Doggie Trick-or-Treat
Sunday, October 29: 1-3 pm 

Start at The Dog Park and pick up your Trick or Treat bag. More than 25 stores are participating!

* You can win a $50 Dog Park gift card in the costume contest

* Prizes for best individual, family and group costume


Trick-or-Treat at Hooray for Books!
Tuesday, October 31 

Stop by the bookstore in your costume for a non-candy treat!


Meet the Author: Dan Gutman
Friday, November 3: 7 pm 

Herndon Middle School
901 Locust St, Herndon, VA 20170
Click here for directions

Meet the Best-selling author of children's titles including the My Weird School, Baseball Card Adventures, and the Genius Files series. Books will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by Fairfax County Public Library and the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Sign up online or call 703-3224-8428. 


My Kissing Hands
Sunday, November 5: 12-2 pm 

My Kissing Hands returns to Hooray for Books! Immortalize your little one's handprint or footprint as a beautiful ceramic keepsake. For more information and appointments, visit the My Kissing Hands website.


Meet the Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey
Friday, November 10: 6:30 pm 

We are excited to welcome award-winning author Jean Walker Harvey to the bookstore to present and sign her book about the artist-architect who created the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin. Maya grew up with art and learned to think with her hands as well as her mind. From her first experiments with light and lines to the height of her success nationwide, this is the story of an inspiring American artist.

This book is recommended for ages 4 and up.


Meet the Author: Rob Buyea
Monday, November 13: 6:30 pm 

Join us in welcoming Rob Buyea, beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt, to the bookstore! He will introduce his latest book, The Perfect Score, and sign your book! This middle-grade school story features a very special cast of unforgettable characters who discover that getting the perfect score--both on the test and in life--is perhaps not so perfect after all.

This book is recommended for ages 10 and up.


Meet the Author: Shannon Messenger
Tuesday, November 14: 6:30 pm

We are thrilled to have Shannon Messenger visit our bookstore as she presents and signs the new book from her Keeper of Lost Cities series, Nightfall. In this sixth book, Sophie must uncover the truth about the Lost Cities’ insidious past, before it repeats itself and changes reality.Nightfall will be released on November 7, 2017. Pre-order your copy today to secure your spot in the signing line!

This book is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Nightfall will be released on November 7, 2017. Pre-order your copy today to secure your spot in the signing line! Stop in, give us a call at 703-548-4092, or email order@hooray4books.com to order.


Meet the Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Tuesday, November 21: 6 pm

We are thrilled to welcome back Maggie Stiefvater, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver and Raven King series! She will present and sign her new, stand-alone novel, All the Crooked Saints, as she concludes her national tour with us.

Set in Colorado during the 1960s, this book for teens and adults features three cousins who long to change the future: Beatriz, who wants to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who runs a renegade radio station. 

All the Crooked Saints will be released on October 10, 2017. Pre-order your copy today to secure your spot in the signing line! Stop in, give us a call at 703-548-4092, or email order@hooray4books.com to order.


Two Chances to Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus
Saturday, November 25: 12-3 pm
Sunday, December 17: 12-3 pm

Come experience the magic of the holidays with Santa and Mrs. Claus! By donating a Hooray for Books! gift card, you can reserve a five-minute slot for your child(ren) to meet with Santa. Your donation will allow our staff to select books, toys, and games to give to the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program’s Holiday Party. The ADVP expects more than 100 families to participate.

Your gift card donation can be as small or as large as you like, but the bigger, the better! To thank you for donating a gift card of $100 or more, you’ll be invited to an exclusive pre-inventory sale on Monday, Jan. 1, including breakfast treats and 40% off everything in the bookstore!

A photographer from the local studio Tisara Photography has been invited to take pictures for you at these events. You also may take your own photographs.

To purchase your gift card donation and secure your spot in line, please stop in or call the bookstore at 703-548-4092, Mon-Sat 10 am to 8 pm, or Sun, 10 am to 6 pm. Time slots for each date will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


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, October 1st at 7 pm

Shots on the Bridge by Ronnie Green

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Though set in an extreme environment, this shocking and engrossing tale is reminiscent of recent police misconduct as the author tells of blue on black violence in his highly regarded interpretation of Katrina and New Orleans; seemingly a massacre of innocent people carried out by members of the NOPD during the brutal, disorderly days following Hurricane Katrina. (Winner of 2015 Investigative Reporters and Editors Book Award)



Sci Fi Book Club Pick

Sunday, October 22nd at 3 pm

Grasshopper by Andrew Smith

In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.


Adults YA Book Club Pick

Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30 pm

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv's mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.



"A book, too, can be a star...a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." -- Madeleine L'Engle

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