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

December 2017

  • 12/02/2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

    Sue Fliess will be here to get you into the holiday season with her new book We Wish for a Monster Christmas!  She will read (and sing) and there will be monster coloring afterwards!  
    Dear Santa: please bring us a MONSTER for Christmas! This hilarious parody of the traditional carol stars two siblings who want something just a little more special than the usual toys for their Christmas gift. Mom and Dad refuse—so they appeal to a higher power: Santa. And since they’ve been good all year, he delivers. But having a monster in the house may not be all it's cracked up to be . . . as the kids discover when he turns their playroom to rubble and causes tons of trouble. Now, what will they do? Delighted readers will sing along with the merry song.

  • 12/02/2017 - 8:00pm

    Terry Tempest Williams - Environmental activist and authorPhoto Credit: Cheryl Himmelstein

    Terry Tempest Williams has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward all life forms. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. "So here is my question," she asks, "what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?"

    “Terry Tempest Williams pleads forcefully on behalf of the natural world, especially national parks, wilderness areas and endangered species and writes as she damn well pleases . . . the author’s trademark poetic prose dominates every page.” – The Washington Post

    Ticket Price: $15  Non-Reston Ticket Price: $20
  • 12/03/2017 - 9:00am to 12/06/2017 - 7:00pm

    Browse our collection of the 2017 Jewish Book Council Selections, the J’s own selections of the best titles, and Chanukah essentials — just in time for holiday shopping.

  • 12/07/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Author Suzanne Scurlock-Durana will here to discuss her book Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body's Wisdom.  She will lead a meditation and sign books.  Don't miss out on an incredibly relaxing and informative evening.  

    Suzanne Scurlock-Durana's Healing from the Core curriculum, combined with CranioSacral therapy and other bodywork modalities, creates a complete, body-centered guide to awareness, healing, and joy. She is also the author of Full Body Presence. She teaches around the world and lives in Reston, Virginia.

    Many of us have learned to ignore, deny, or even mistrust the wise messages our bodies give us. The result is that when trauma strikes, a time when we need every aspect of our beings to master the challenge, we may find ourselves disconnected from our greatest strengths. Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, who has spent thirty years studying the gifts of the body and teaching thousands how to reclaim them, began to recognize this strength, which she likens to a GPS, when she herself experienced a life-threatening trauma. Here she walks readers through different areas of the body, revealing the wisdom they hold and how to reconnect with that wisdom. As she shows in this warm, compassionate book, the body's abilities are always available; we must simply reconnect with them.

  • 12/09/2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

    Dar Williams will be here to sing and discuss her new book What I Found in 1000 Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities--One Coffe Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mic Night at a Time. She'll have time to sign books afterwards too!

    Dubbed by the New Yorker as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters," Dar Williams has made her career not in stadiums, but touring America's small towns. She has played their venues, composed in their coffee shops, and drunk in their bars. She has seen these communities struggle, but also seen them thrive in the face of postindustrial identity crises.

    Here, Williams muses on why some towns flourish while others fail, examining elements from the significance of history and nature to the uniting power of public spaces and food. Drawing on her own travels and the work of urban theorists, Williams offers real solutions to rebuild declining communities.

    What I Found in a Thousand Towns is more than a love letter to America's small towns, it's a deeply personal and hopeful message about the potential of America's lively and resilient communities.

  • 12/10/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    We''ll have an absolutely disgusting time with Alan Tom as he launches his new book  The Disgusting Adventures of Bugaboo and Buzz Buzz: Into the Toilet of Doom.  This is a must-attend event for all Captain Underpants fans out there! 

    To these outdoor flies, Bugaboo and Buzz Buzz, eating poop really stinks.  Are they ready to risk it all, live the good life, and chill in the lap of luxury indoors?  Get your grubby mitts on this literary masterpiece and watch these flies wreak havoc like a boss! 

  • 12/15/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Young Adult fiction authors Christina June, Katy Upperman, Lisa Maxwell, C.V Wyk and (Middle grade author) Leah Henderson will lead a delightful evening of fun and games. 

    Join us to be on a YA-themed trivia team with authors and then help us to re-create pages from their books Mad-Libs style!  Plus just chat with your favorite authors and have them sign copies of their books!  

  • 12/16/2017 - 10:00am to 12/17/2017 - 6:00pm

    A Pop-Up Yarn Shop featuring Kim Dyes Yarn & The Fiberists