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. When you get your book signed, you'll also receive a special bookplate (while supplies last)!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 23
Black Friday Sale
Friday, November 24: 6 am - 8 pm
We welcome you to our annual Black Friday sale! Enjoy this alternative to the hustle and bustle at Big Box stores and the mall, all while supporting a local business.
We will open at 6 am and have a cup of coffee ready to give you an extra boost. When you arrive, you'll receive a discount ticket that corresponds to the time you got here.
Hang onto your ticket if you choose to shop elsewhere during the day and come back later for your designated discount. (For example, show up at 7 am, get a 40% discount ticket, go shopping in Old Town, come back to the bookstore at 7 pm, and get 40%--rather than 10%--off your purchase.)
As always, gift wrapping is free! There will be a donation jar at the gift-wrap station, if you'd like to help us pick out books, toys, games, and plush for the Volunteer Alexandria holiday party being held in December.
6 - 8 am: 40%
8:01 - 11 am: 30%
11:01 am - 3 pm: 20%
3:01 - 8 pm: 10%
*Sale excludes gift certificates and shipping.
Special Wee Ones Story Time with Michael Muller and his adorable Boston Terrier Mirabelle
Saturday, November 25: 10:30 am
Join us for Wee Ones Story Time with special guest author, Michael Muller, and his adorable little Boston terrier, Mirabelle. Michael and MIrabelle will read stories and sign books. Part of our Small Business Saturday celebration!
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.
This event is brought to you in part by Visit Alexandria.
Story Time with Author Laura Gehl
Wednesday, November 29: 5 pm
Join us for a Picture Book Story Time with special guest author, Laura Gehl. In this lively addition to the funny Peep and Egg picture book series for toddlers, a reluctant chick named Egg overcomes her aversion to taking a bath. Peep thinks Egg needs to take a bath after playing in the mud. But Egg is not taking a bath. Does Peep have any tricks up her feathers to help a chick change her mind?
This book is recommended for ages 3 and up.
Story Recital Time with Opal Music Studio
Thursday, November 30: 6 pm
Family-friendly fun set to the lively music of Opal Music Studio! A pet can be the greatest friend and companion a kid can have, and it’s fun to hear pet stories set to music! What kind of music could help a lost cat find his home? What sort of beat would help a fish find a pet? What music does a boy hear when he thinks about where his new dog has lived before?
Upcoming Book Fairs
11/18 - 11/19: St. Lukes Day School
11/27 - 11/30: Washington Street UMC Preschool
12/1 - 12/3: T.C. Williams High School English Department & Alexandria Tutoring Consortium
How Does It Works?
Hooray for Books! will donate 20% of your purchases during these shopping days to the school. Anyone can dedicate their purchases toward the school. Just mention the school name when checking out at the register or by phone. Shopping local supports your community!
Book Clubs for Adults
Remember, you receive 20% off these titles when purchasing them for one of our book clubs!
Adults Book Club Pick
Wednesday, December 6 at 7 pm
How to Be a Muslim by Haroon Moghul
Haroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University's Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print. Moghul was becoming a prominent voice for American Muslims even as he struggled with his relationship to Islam. To be true to himself, he needed to forge a unique American Muslim identity that reflected his beliefs and personality. How to Be a Muslim reveals a young man coping with the crushing pressure of a world that fears Muslims, struggling with his faith and searching for intellectual forebears, and suffering the onset of bipolar disorder.