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

September 2018

  • 03/02/2018 - 11:00am to 12/21/2018 - 11:00am

    Join us for stories and fun every Friday at 11.

  • 08/01/2018 - 6:00pm to 12/05/2018 - 8:00pm

    The Tasting Room Wine Bar

    Join us the first Wednesday of every month to discuss favorite books over a glass of wine at the Tasting Room in Reston Town Center.

    (Guests are asked to purchase their own food and beverages. Must be 21 to participate.)

  • 08/15/2018 - 7:00pm to 11/21/2018 - 8:15pm
    This progressive book club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month and focuses on reading titles that cover timely political issues. Please read one or both of these for discussion of housing access and incarceration and how those issues are connected.
    Attendees are asked to read either Evicted by Matthew Desmond or The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color-blindness by Michelle Alexander.
  • 08/19/2018 - 12:00pm to 09/04/2018 - 8:00pm

    Need to refresh your classroom library, personal library or stock up on some resource materials? We offer teachers a 10% discount every day, and from August 19-September 4, we will be offering a 20% discount. Don't forget - if the book you are looking for is not on our shelves, we can order it.

    Make a wishlist for your classroom on our website, and we will help distribute it to your community!  Next to each book is the option "Add to Wishlist".  First make your wishlist, then you can email it out or people can search our website for it.

    Teacher wishlists:
    Ms. Momplaisir (Hughes Middle)
    Ms. Wright's Classroom (Herndon High School)
    Ms. Hutton's Wishlist (Herndon High School)

  • 08/22/2018 - 9:00am to 10/17/2018 - 10:30am
    The Intersection of Past and Present. Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month for a Book Club focusing on biography, memoir and history. In August, the group will discuss Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation 1940-44. September's book is Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies.
  • 09/08/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
     

    Por Los Amantes de Libro - Join author and Spanish teacher Tracey Kyle for a bilingual story time featuring her books, Gazpacho for Nacho; Food Fight Fiesta and A Paintbrush for Paco! Don't miss your chance to toss "tomatoes," and hear some fabulous stories!

  • 09/08/2018 - 2:00pm

    Join New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander for an author talk and book signing. Kwame is a poet, educator, and author of 25 books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his acclaimed young adult novel The Crossover.
    This program is made possible by a grant from PBS and the American Library Association as well as by the generosity of the Friends of the Reston Regional Library.
    This program was developed in partnership with WETA TV 26.

  • 09/09/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Idealist Day

    Idealist Days are once-a-month days of action and possibility for people, all over the world, who want to make their community a better place. This will be a non-political, independent gathering of ordinary people who believe that working together we can change the world. In September, people are invited to gather at Scrawl to discuss a book that inspires action to enhance our community. You can learn more about Idealist Days at www.idealist.org/play

  • 09/11/2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

    Look for Scrawl Books at the Reston Town Center Farmers Market every Tuesday from 11:00 - 3:00 pm.  We will have a selection of our best titles in a variety of genres, including cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction, children’s books and more.  Find some of your favorite local and national authors at our booth!

  • 09/13/2018 - 7:00pm

    Girl Power!

    Objective: To read, explore and have fun with books for the middle grade reader (ages 10-12) written by or about women and girls that inspire confidence, positive conflict resolution and leadership.

    Meetings: Meetings will be held twice a month on Thursdays at 7:00 pm, and will end promptly at 8:00pm.  We will often make accommodations for special events or author visits. Attendance at every meeting is not mandatory.  No one is ever excluded for missing a meeting or not finishing a book, and new members are always welcome!

    General Rules/Set-Up:

    • Meetings are open to ALL readers between the ages of 10-12.  Special events (author visits) may also be open to the general public.

    • Attendees are welcome to be dropped off by a parent or guardian and left in the store under the supervision of group leader, Molly McMahon, as long as parents can be contacted immediately.  Readers are expected to behave and follow general store rules. If any issues (behavioral or health) arise, parents will be contacted and expected to return. Parents are also welcome to stay and participate!

    • Each week, an activity surrounding a specific book, topic or activity will be planned. Parents will be asked to subscribe to the Club’s email list for details, and all details will be posted on scrawlbooks.com.

    • Due to the fragility of the books and the potential for allergic reactions, we will not serve snacks or drinks, and ask that parents refrain from sending their readers in with food items.

    • The Girl Power! Book Club is free, and once a title is chosen for discussion, readers are welcome to bring their own copy of the book from home. Scrawl will have copies of each book available for purchase..

    • Please refer questions, comments or suggestions to Molly McMahon at Scrawl Books, molly@scrawlbooks.com.

  • 09/15/2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    John Adam Wasowicz signs copies of his first novel, Daingerfield Island.

  • 09/19/2018 - 7:00pm

    This progressive book club focuses on reading titles that cover timely political issues, culminating in a round table discussion of how to create a more welcoming community. All are welcome to join simply by attending a meeting.

  • 09/20/2018 - 7:00pm

    Middle Grade Author Daniel Wheatley reads from and discusses his novel, The Zanna Function.

  • 09/20/2018 - 7:00pm

    THIS MEETING: The Club will meet on September 20 at 7:00 pm to meet Daniel Wheatley, an author, editor and self-described “all-around nerd.” He will discuss his novel, The Zanna Function, about a 14-year-old girl who discovers she can see and bend the basic functions of the universe like velocity, gravity, and chemical reactions to her own purposes. This event is open to the general public as well.

    TO READ: The Club gave the book The Friendship Experiment  5 Stars at their book tasting, and chose it for their first read and review.  The book's author, Erin Teagan, has agreed to join the group for the review and discussion on October 11 at 7:00 pm.
     
    If readers don't have copy of the book, and would like to purchase it at Scrawl, we have it in stock at the store!
    There is a listing on Eventbrite for readers to use to register for meetings.  Registration is not required to attend or join, but Eventbrite will send automatic reminders.
    Link:  bit.ly/girlpowerbookclub. We always welcome new members! 
     
    Meetings: Meetings will be held twice a month on Thursdays at 7:00 pm, and will end promptly at 8:00pm.  We will often make accommodations for special events or author visits. Attendance at every meeting is not mandatory.  No one is ever excluded for missing a meeting or not finishing a book, and new members are always welcome!

    General Rules/Set-Up:

    • Meetings are open to ALL readers between the ages of 10-12.  Special events (author visits) may also be open to the general public.

    • Attendees are welcome to be dropped off by a parent or guardian and left in the store under the supervision of group leader, Molly McMahon, as long as parents can be contacted immediately.  Readers are expected to behave and follow general store rules. If any issues (behavioral or health) arise, parents will be contacted and expected to return. Parents are also welcome to stay and participate!

    • Each week, an activity surrounding a specific book, topic or activity will be planned. Parents will be asked to subscribe to the Club’s email list for details, and all details will be posted on scrawlbooks.com.

    • Due to the fragility of the books and the potential for allergic reactions, we will not serve snacks or drinks, and ask that parents refrain from sending their readers in with food items.

    • The Girl Power! Book Club is free, and once a title is chosen for discussion, readers are welcome to bring their own copy of the book from home. Scrawl will have copies of each book available for purchase..

    • Please refer questions, comments or suggestions to Molly McMahon at Scrawl Books, molly@scrawlbooks.com.

  • 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Local author Chuck Cascio offers a one-hour Quick Write workshop to help would-be authors develop stories and sharpen writing skills.

  • 09/26/2018 - 9:00am

    Join us for a Book Club focusing on biography, memoir and history. All are welcome to join.

  • 09/26/2018 - 7:00pm

    Edgar Award-winning author and feature writer for the Washington Post meets with the South Lakes High School Book Club to discuss her new novel, The War Outside, debuting September 25

  • 09/29/2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    Join Ann Marie Stephens, contributing author to The Write Thing, a book developed by Newbery Award winning writer, Kwame Alexander, for a two hour workshop and discussion on how to shake up the "traditional" classroom approach to writing using poetry. Part how-to and part inspiration, the workshop will help teachers move students from ideas to drafts to finished products. 

    Cost: $45, includes the book and snacks