About Us

Scrawl Books is a new independent bookstore in Reston, Virginia.

Scrawl Books offers a thoughtful and relevant selection of new books for children, teens, and adults in a welcoming space where people can browse, gather, and explore new ideas. We support local literacy efforts and freedom of speech, and strive to reflect and contribute to the diversity of Reston and Herndon and the surrounding area. Owner Rachel Wood is a librarian and Reston resident with more than 20 years experience connecting books with people.

We opened our first shop at the Wiehle Metro in November 2015.  We are now located in Reston Town Center at 11911 Freedom Dr.


What our customers say:

"I always find all staff responsive and knowledgeable."

"Nice intimate book store with a wide varity of unique books."

"Excellent, knowledgeable staff. Always a delight!"

"Happy to find this cute little independent bookstore thanks to a coupon my 12-year-old daughter had received from our local public library!"

"Staff was wonderful!!"

"Friendly and pleasant place to shop!"

"Knowledgeable and helpful! I actually am from New York. I visit my sister, who lives in the town center, very often. Once she showed me Scrawl Books, I always make sure to stop in and shop. The bookstore never fails to make me feel welcome. :)"

"Scrawl is the best."

"So happy to have a bookstore in Reston. Staff was VERY helpful & friendly"

"Best bookstore around."

"Awesome. Friendly, helpful, efficient, great reading suggestions and always pleasant. My latest purchase was ordered and there within days."

"Quick. Efficient. Polite and professional. What a refreshingly positive experience."

"Awesome store with unique and inspiring book selection. Fantastic in finding what I was after and putting another book on order."

"The store contained an eclectic assortment of books for readers of all ages. It is refreshing to have a bookstore with such a wealth of talented authors.its definitely not your average cookie cutter bookstore."

"Love all the diversity represented in your selection of children’s books."

"It’s a great book store!!!"