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

October 2017

  • 01/06/2017 - 10:30am to 11/17/2017 - 10:30am

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

  • 07/16/2017 - 12:00pm to 10/01/2017 - 6:00pm

    It's time to get writing! Whether you're working on a novel, paper, or postcard, we'll have space for you to jot a note or settle in. Come in on Sundays for coffee and treats to keep you fueled. And we have wifi!

  • 10/07/2017 - 1:00am to 4:00pm

    Pearl Fine Teas provide extraordinarily premium, rare, limited-edition and creative blends and spread TeaLove® around the world. Stop in for samples and find your favorite when owner Elise joins us to launch our collection.

  • 10/07/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Commemorate the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's death with delicious Tartes as Maya Corrigan discusses Poe and her latest mystery The Tell-Tale Tarte. 

    It’s a cold January in the Chesapeake Bay area, but Cool Down Café manager Val Deniston has plenty to sweat over—like catering a book club event, testing recipes for her Granddad’s cookbook, and catching the author of a deadly tale of murder…

    The last thing Val needs in her life is an unsolved murder, especially when the victim, an actor famed for impersonating Edgar Allan Poe, happens to be dressed exactly like her Granddad. To keep an eye on Granddad, whose latest job takes him to the home of Rick Usher, a local author inspired by Poe, Val gets herself hired as a cook in Rick’s House of Usher. When she discovers the actor wasn’t the only one doing an impersonation, separating the innocent from the murderous becomes a real-life horror story. But Val must decipher a killer’s M.O. sooner rather than later…or she can forget about finding poetic justice.

  • 10/14/2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

    KLJ Design Co. will teach you the basics of brush lettering with watercolor, to include how to work with the medium, basic strokes and simple troubleshooting techniques. Create your own motivational quote or set of motivational cards, painted in your own style and colors. Workshop includes all materials, including individualized instruction, a 16-color watercolor set, water brush pen, paper, and exemplar strokes guide. No previous experience with hand lettering or working with watercolor required! Sponsored by Reston Community Center. $150/$100 for Reston residents, workshop participants will also receive 15 percent off of your purchase at the store. Register online.

  • 10/15/2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Come into Scrawl to meet Karen B. See while she discusses her journey and book, The Should Syndrome.

    Fifteen years ago, Karen See, an accomplished consultant, embarked on a journey to figure out why, despite her many personal and professional “successes,” she wasn’t satisfied with her life. Her experiences from that journey form the basis for this book.

    Too many of us operate on autopilot, moving through our days and weeks reacting to situations or doing what we think we’re supposed to do, without taking into consideration our own goals and values. We allow our Shoulds—the expectations we have of ourselves and others—to make our decisions for us.

    Modeled after best-selling management books such as Who Moved My Cheese and The One Minute Manager, The Should Syndrome uses a fictional narrative to teach a process for discovering and embracing your true self and breaking free from the Shoulds that get in the way of living the life you want.

  • 10/29/2017 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

    Join Scrawl Books and ArtInsights for Be Your Own Superhero Day!

    ArtInsights will have offical superhero art and Snacks

    Scrawl will have superhero books, crafts and activities including a costume contest!

    To enter the contest just come by the store on the 29th and show us your superhero look.  We love all superheros from Spiderman to Ruth Bader Ginsberg! The winner will receive a gift basket with books and swag! 

    The event is for all ages.