Welcome to Scrawl Books, Reston's New Indie Bookstore!

April 2017

  • 01/06/2017 - 10:30am to 05/26/2017 - 10:30am

    Storytime at Scrawl Books

    Join us for stories and fun every Friday at 10:30

  • 04/02/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Meet Megan Wagner Lloyd, Author of Finding Wild.

  • 04/19/2017 - 12:15pm to 1:00pm

    When Alizée Benoit, a young American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her arts patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends and fellow WPA painters, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who, while working at Christie’s auction house, uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

    Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges readers into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. It captures both the inner workings of New York’s art scene and the beginnings of the vibrant and quintessentially American school of Abstract Expressionism.

    As she did in her bestselling novel The Art Forger, B. A. Shapiro tells a gripping story while exploring provocative themes. In Alizée and Danielle she has created two unforgettable women, artists both, who compel us to ask: What happens when luminous talent collides with unstoppable historical forces? Does great art have the power to change the world?
     
  • 04/23/2017 - 2:00pm

    Author Hena Khan will join us to read from her new book Amina's Voice.

    A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving middle grade novel.

  • 04/29/2017 - 10:00am

    Image of people at a party with balloons and books. Text: I party at bookstores-Independent Bookstore Day Saturday April 29, 2017Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place each year at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Come join the party at Scrawl and find exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. This year's exclusives include a Michael Chabon short story, Elephant & Piggie onesie, and a signed, original, black and white drawing by Jenny Lawson.

    Stop by at 11:30 and join author Sue Fliess in celebrating the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books. Hear new stories and make your own book!

  • 04/29/2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

    Little Golden Books medallion. 75 years and still golden

    Celebrate old favorites and new friends with Sue Fliess, author of eight Little Golden Books. Make your own book, too!