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Hooray for Books! is an independent bookstore in Old Town Alexandria.  

As an independent  bookstore, we pride ourselves on knowing books and providing great customer service.  If you can't find a book you want - ask us!  We can order it for you.

If you aren't sure what to get, our staff can recommend books for all ages.  

Got an idea or a special event you want to build around books? Call or email us - we'll do our best to help!

We'll be offering special events and author visits so check in here often, and sign up for our email list.


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Go Green at Hooray for Books!  We're pleased to announce that we're collaborating with Eco-Libris so that customers can support the environment while reading books.  You can elect to add $1 to the price of each book you buy - for each $1, Eco-Libris will plant one tree in a developing country.  You'll receive an Eco-Libris sticker for each book for which you make a contribution! Read about Eco-Libris here.
An Independent Bookstore
1555 King St.  Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Ph. 703-548-4092 Fax 703-548-4094
Hours: Mon - Sat 10 am - 8 pm 
Sun 10 am - 6 pm
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Signed Book Opportunity
Author Debbie Levy and Illustrator Gilbert Ford

Displaying Hooray for Books! has set up school visits for New York Times best-selling author Debbie Levy and the talented illustrator Gilbert Ford to present their new non-fiction book, Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War. It provides a compelling account of the role of music in rallying the Union and Confederate troops during the American Civil War - and is actually set in nearby Fredericksburg, Virginia!

Although Debbie and Gilbert's schedule does not allow for a store visit, you can purchase a signed, personalized copy of this book. To place your order, simply call e-mailing us at orders@hooray4books.com, or calling us at 703-548-4092 by close-of-business on Tuesday, March 28th. We'll call you when your book is ready for pickup or ship it anywhere in the USA for the cost of postage. 

Join us on Wednesday evenings at 5 pm for a story time specially designed for the older crowd: 3-6 year olds! Our story time experts will read you a rotating selection of new picture books and old favorites. It's free and open to the public! 5 pm.  
Join us on Friday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 am for a story time for the the wee-ones and toddlers: 0-3 year olds! Our story time experts will read your young ones board and picture; sing songs and perform and teach some fingerplays. It's free and open to the public! 10:30 am.  


Our regular Wee-Ones Story Times are stroller-free zones! 
During our storytimes, we do not permit stroller parking in the store. This is to ensure a safe, fun environment at story time! Thank you for your cooperation and hooray for story time!


Our Adult Book Club (which usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month) features adult fiction and non-fiction titles, and our Adults Read YA Book Club (which typically meets on the last Wednesday of each month) features a selection of exemplary Young Adult literature. For more information on either book club or the titles mentioned below, please contact info@hooray4books.com or call us at 703-548-4092.

Adults Read Young Adult Book Club Pick for March

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. Her world is shattered the day she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of the a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. As his death makes national headlines, Khalil is painted as a thug, a drug-dealer. Some cops and the local drug-lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is, what really happened that night? And Starr is the only person alive who can say. But what Starr does -- or does not -- say could upend her community, and even endanger her life. 


Science Fiction Book Club Pick for March

Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctien

The year is 2066, and a Caltech intern notices an object decelerating near Saturn. Space objects don't decelerate: Spaceships do. Whoever or whatever made that craft is at least 100 years ahead of humans in terms of technology, and anyone who can get their hands on the object will have an advantage so large no other nation could compete. The Chinese government agrees, when it learns of the object. So the race is on: as they try to reach the object near Saturn, a hastily thrown together crew finds their wits tested by adversaries both of this earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you'd expect.


Don't Miss A Hooray for Books! Event!

Keep up with our events by joining our mailing list (form on the left), becoming a fan on our Facebook page (search for Hooray For Books Children's Bookstore or click here) or by following us on Twitter (search for @HFBooks or click here).

We Have Autographed Books!

We're very lucky to have fantastic authors come into our store all year long and they always sign a few of their books for us! We have signed copies for all ages and they make excellent gifts!

Hooray for Gifts!

Want a gift that lasts all year?  We'll select and send a book to those special someones in your life every month, wherever in the world they may be.  Whether you live near us, and want to give books to those far away, or live away from us, and want to give books to someone here, we can help.  Call or e-mail us for details -- this has proven to be a great way to keep in touch with loved ones!

Lists and Recommendations!

Want the latest recommendations for children's books? We're adding new reviews to our blog every week, along with insider book news. So check back regularly – and be sure to comment and post your own reviews! 

If we happen to be sold out when you come to the store, or if we don't carry the book you're looking for, don't worry: we can order any book in print (for children AND for adults) and we can usually have a copy to you in 2-3 days. 

Running low on time? We take phone orders, and can have gifts wrapped and ready to go. Out-of-town relatives looking for suggestions? We offer gift registry services and can work with you to create a reader's wish list. We have gift certificates, too. Call us at 703-548-4092.

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