Staff Recommendations


Shruti is a junior at Herndon High who loves to read romance, fantasy, and fiction. She is an avid Netflix watcher and spends her afternoons scrolling through Pinterest. 


Rory is a high school sophomore who loves reading fiction, memoirs, and anything by Taylor Jenkins Reid. She loves watching Gilmore Girls and going to concerts.


Rachel is our fearless store owner; a children's librarian; and chooses the books for our shelves. 


Molly loves working at Scrawl, good mascara and yoga. She spends time reviewing advance copies of new books.


Mika has worked at Scrawl since it was just a little pop-up by the Metro.  She's fashionable, well-read, and digs diverse fiction and poetry. 


Michaela reads sci-fi, political science, and graphic novels. She likes programming, solarpunk, Asian history, playing violin and kalimba.


Micah likes listening to audiobooks and podcasts while he's out doing all our deliveries.


LJ likes reading sci fi, YA, and graphic novels. They play the bass guitar, read, and watch sitcoms in their spare time.


Leah is the Communication & Events Manager for Scrawl Books. If the book doesn't have magic or a love story, she's probably not interested.


Jocelyn loves manga and graphic novels! She also enjoys sci-fi, fantasy, and teen books!


Emmalina is a high school senior who loves books that challenge and inspire. She enjoys reading fiction, memoirs, and mysteries.


Emma won a bookseller's award; reads sci-fi and fantasy, and loves numbers.


Dora is a politically active Hispanic literature graduate student who grew up listening to novels for bedtime stories and picks great titles. Below you'll find, in order, her favorite nonfiction, adult fiction, YA and kids fiction, and books in Spanish.


Chris will read any book for any reason. He's most interested in nonfiction, especially science and recent history. His favorite books tend to be about nature, community, and nonviolence.


Asha is a high school junior who loves theatre, dance, writing, and biology. She’ll read absolutely anything she can get her hands on, but her current favorites include fantasy, fiction, plays, and anything by Fredrik Backman.