Hooray for Books! is an independent children's bookstore in Old Town Alexandria.
As an independent bookstore, we pride ourselves on knowing children's 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 children of 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 Children's Bookstore
1555 King St. Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Ph. 703-548-4092 Fax 703-548-4094
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 11-4
TONIGHT, Thursday 7/31 @ 6 pm!
The July event Where's Waldo in Alexandria comes to a close with a fabulous party at Hooray for Books! Celebrate all the Waldos you found with games, yummy treats, party favors, and more!
YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR PANEL
This Saturday at 2 pm!
This Saturday, August 2, we're having a Young Adult Author Panel featuring Kelly Fiore, author of Just Like the Movies, Justina Ireland, author of Vengeance Bound, and Alex Lidell, author of The Cadet of Tildor. 2-3:30 pm.
In Just Like the Movies, pretty and popular Marijke Monti is confident about everything except her relationship with Tommy Lawson. Lily Spencer has a 4.0 and is about to graduate high school without a boyfriend. Why can't life be a little more like the romantic comedies they both love? Together, the girls come up with a plan to make all their screen dreams come true!
Vengeance Bound's Cory Graff is constantly battling with two bloody spirits, the Furies, for control of her own mind. They urge her to track down targets upon whom she visits their terrible Justice. When she meets Niko, it's the first time the Furies are quiet around a guy. Does this mean she can trust Niko, or are there greater factors at work?
The Cadet of Tildor, Renee de Winter, struggles to keep up with her male peers at the training ground for elite soldiers known as the Academy. When her mentor is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec struggle to do what is right in a world of crime and political intrigue.
Family Game Night: Every Thursday this month, we're having a game night! Come play with us! ThinkFun, Spot It!, puzzles, cars, coloring, and more. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you! Games and activities for children of all ages. 5 - 6 pm.
Click, Clack, Tap!: Read and learn to tap! Take Olivia's special dance workshop that combines picture books, music, and tap. All proceeds go to Casa Zulema, an AIDS hospice for children in Honduras. The two workshops will take place on Tuesday, July 29, and Thursday, July 31. 1-2 pm. $5 per student.
To see the full list of our August events, go to our Events tab above or click here.
ASK US ABOUT OUR SUMMER READING PROGRAM
This summer, read books & win a prize! To enroll, call us at (703) 548-4092 or email the store at email@example.com. Hooray for summer books!
WEDNESDAY STORYTIME IS NOW AT 5 PM
Our Wednesday storytime for 3-6 year olds is moving from 4 o'clock to 5 o'clock! Come by on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. if you want to hear picture books read aloud by our storytime experts! (Note: our 10:30 a.m. Friday/Saturday storytime has not changed.)
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 there is a book that we don't have, 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.