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.
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
STORYTIMES WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
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 Saturday morning storytime, 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!
Save-the-date for Jan Brett
Tuesday, November 29
We will host author Jan Brett as she presents her newest picture book, Gingerbread Christmas. This event will be held at Kauffman Auditorium in the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center (1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA). Advance sign-up and ticket purchases are strongly encouraged.
Hedgie the Hedgehog -- Jan's favorite friend from The Mittenand The Hat -- and the Gingerbread Christmas bus will be available for photo ops beginning at 4 pm, and Jan Brett will begin her presentation at 5 pm.
Note: This is a ticketed event, download the flyer for information on ticket/book packages. Contact us to purchase your ticket by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone 703-548-4092 or by coming into the the store.
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 email@example.com or call us at 703-548-4092.
Adults Book Club Pick for December
Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry
In this psychological mystery thriller, Nora faces devastation when she travels from London to the remote country town of Marlow to visit her sister -- and finds her dead, stabbed multiple times. Nora vows to stay in the village until her sister's killer is found. Motivated by guilt and grief, and unable to trust the police due to an unresolved past assault, Nora becomes unrecognizable as her obsession with the case spirals out of control.
Adults Read YA Book Club Pick for December
When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
To everyone who knows them, Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrists, and Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in trees. But as odd as everyone considers them, even Miel and Sam stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. But now they want the roses that grow from Miel's skin, and they will use every secret Miel has fought to protect to ensure she gives them up. This beautifully lyrical novel uses magical realism to bring to highlight multiculturalism, explore the story of a transgender boy and the best friend with whom he is falling in love, and question the ways in which we create and define our own identities.
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.