A note from us about the holidays...

Dear Valued Customers,
This Saturday, people everywhere are encouraging you to shop local and to shop small. In years past, Small Business Saturday has given us a nice bump into the holiday season. This year is different. Throughout the country, one bookstore per week has been forced to close since the beginning of the pandemic, and that trend is likely to continue.  While we are celebrating our fifth year in business this month, we still need strong holiday sales to see us through to 2021.  So, we're asking you to help. Here's how...

PHASE 2 BEGINs...But we're taking our time to reopen

As Phase 2 of reopening Virginia begins this weekend, we're looking forward to seeing more people walking through the Town Center and taking advantage of all it has to offer. Because of the size of our store and the extent of our inventory, we can't open our doors to the public until we create some additional space to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.  The good news?

It's Independent Bookstore Day and We're Turning 5!

Traditionally, the last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day (IBD), when booksellers, authors and readers come together to celebrate indie book shops. It also marks an historic day for us: Five years ago on this day, our founder, Rachel Wood, announced that Scrawl Books would join Reston's small business community as the only independent bookstore selling new titles!

UPDATE: Orders, Curbside Pickup and Contactless Delivery

Things are evolving quickly, but we’re keeping on. Thank you for your continued support and patronage. We appreciate your decision to shop local! As we move forward, we wanted to make sure you were aware of our ordering, pick-up and delivery policies.  Like all businesses, we are trying to maintain a high standard of customer service while doing our best to keep our employees and customers safe. With that in mind, here are a few things to know about how our process works... 


Community Reads and Recommendations...

It's hard to shop without coming into the store. We're still welcoming customers from 11-7 Mondays - Saturdays, and 12-6 on Sundays, but trafffic is definitely slowing down.  Many of our customers will ask for recommendations, and we're always happy to offer up our opinions.  We also ask customers for their recommendations to read ourselves and to pass on to other readers.  So if you're not sure what to read, I've outlined a few of my latest reads/listens.


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