Friday, October 2nd: American Craft Week
begins! We will be holding in-store craft activities on Saturday, October 3rd; Monday, October 5th; Tuesday, October 6th;
and Thursday, October 8th
- including a beginner's class in dollmaking with our own Beverly Price on Monday the 5th! All activities will be 4-4:30 pm
Thursday, October 8th:
Author Caroline Carlson
will present and sign her newest book, the third in the bestselling Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series, The Buccaneer's Code
. 7 pm.
When Miss Pimm, Enchantress of the Marsh, decides to retire, she enlists young Hilary Westfield to gather a band of scallywags and prepare to challenge Captain Blacktooth in an all-out battle for the presidency of the League in order to save the kingdom.
Saturday, October 10th: Dr. Ellen Prager
returns to Hooray for Books! to sign the second book in her Tristan and the Sea Guardians series, The Shark Rider
. 2 pm.
Shark whisperer Tristan Hunt is having trouble keeping his new-found talents a secret. As if undercover spies threatening to expose him aren't enough, Tristan and his friends are getting reports of fish dying and sponge disappearing in the Caribbean. Will the Sea Guardians discover the source of the problem before time runs out?
Wednesday, October 14th:
We're participating in the Old Town Boutique District's Give Back Day! All day, 10% of your purchase will go our longstanding partner Wright to Read, an Alexandria charity that provides books and literacy tutoring to local children in need.
Our Wednesday story time for ages 3-6 will have a special guest: author and illustratorMichael Muller, creator of the beloved Mirabelle picture books! Mr. Muller will read us a Mirabelle story and sign his books, accompanied by the canine star herself.
Thursday, October 15th: New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken will be signing copies of her new book, The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy. The book is an adaptation of the Star Wars saga classic, A New Hope. Channel Princess Leia or come dressed as your other favorite Star Wars character and meet Alexandra! 6:30 pm.
Sunday, October 18th: Author Maria Gianferrari will present and sign her new picture book, Penny & Jelly: The School Show. 1 pm.
This silly picture book showcases the soon-to-be star of her school talent show: Penny. With a little help from her dog Jelly, Penny realizes that she and Jelly have a unique talent to share--unlike any other in the show!
Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie's rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own. Then her whole world is turned upside down. Somehow, incredibly, she can see again - but only one person: a precocious ten-year-old who shows her new possibilities in The One Thing.
In Skyscraping, Mira is just beginning her senior year of high school when she discovers her father with his male lover. Her world - and everything she thought she knew about her family - is shattered instantly. As Mira struggles to make sense of the lies, betrayal, and secrets that, unbeknownst to Mira, have come to define and keep intact her family's existence, she must find a way to reconnect with her dad - while there is still time.
"When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in - blood and salt." These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time in Blood and Salt.
In Between the Notes, Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as "the wrong side of the tracks." Hiding the truth from her friends - and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own - seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy's carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.
Sunday, October 25th: Doggy Trick-or-Treat! Halloween is coming early to Old Town for your furry friends! We've got dog treats stocked and ready for any four-legged visitor in a costume. Trick-or-Treat starts at The Dog Park; more information at the Old Town Boutique District website. 1-3 pm.
Pre-Order Your Copy Now!
Hooray for Harry Potter! A brand-new, full-color illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will be available on Tuesday, October 6th. And good news - this is the first of seven releases! The entire Harry Potter series will eventually be available in this gorgeous hardcover format, but for now, call us at (703) 548-4092, email email@example.com, or drop by the store to pre-order your copy of of the book that introduced us all to the wizarding world of Hogwarts. $39.99 plus tax.
Pre-order your copy of Soundless, the new novel from Richelle Mead, author of the bestselling Vampire Academy books and the Bloodlines series, by its official release date on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015, to receive a beautiful deluxe-cover edition signed by the author! $19.99 plus tax.
For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from being self-sufficient. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline dwindle and many go hungry. How will Fei rescue the only community she's ever known?
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Looking for a good book club? Hooray for Books! has begun a book club for adults, reading grown-up fiction! The club meets on the first Wednesday of every month. If you're interested, call Hooray for Books! at (703) 548-4092 to sign up, or email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org! See you at book club!
Looking for a good home for your used books? Have your children or grandchildren outgrown their books? Hooray for Books! is a donation site for the Reach Out and Read Neighborhood Health of Alexandria Children's Literacy Program, and we are now accepting gently used or new children's books for donation. For more information email Teresa Kaplan at email@example.com.