Scrawl Books

Scrawl is Reston's new indie bookstore!

Scrawl Books is a new independent book store 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. Come find us at Reston Town Center and Reston Station, and like this page to learn about upcoming events.

Tonight... last chance to win Off the Shelf Trivia in 2019. Fun questions, music and the best trivia master ever... bring your friends and family! Free to play and you can win a gift certificate for $20.19 to spend on books!

Holiday Hours:
Monday, December 23, 10am-9pm
Tuesday, December 24, 10am-5pm
Closed December 25

Fiction, non-fiction, children’s, 2019 favorites or brand new titles... we have it all... stop by today and we can help you choose the perfect book. We’re open until 9:00 tonight!

[12/14/19]   Come on in! Both of our entrances — on Freedom Drive and via Market Street — are open!

Come on in! Both of our entrances — on Freedom Drive and via Market Street — are open!

Great visit with author Debbie Levy last night! We were all inspired by her talents, stories and shared experiences with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her own mom and Jo Ann Allen Boyce. If you missed it, stop by to see her books about them...Signed copies are available!

[12/11/19]   Wrap it up! Check out the latest issue of The Book Bulletin to see our Great Gift Guide!

[12/07/19]   Don’t be deterred by the construction! We are open and waiting for Dr. Charles Thomas to join us at 2:00 pm. He is an inspiration and played basketball as a walk-on for Notre Dame... Enter through the revolving doors on Market Street behind the tree!

Happy Hour is happier with books! Join us at Balducci's at 6:00 for a glass of wine and some bookish conversation. We’ll be giving (and taking!) recommendations!

United Christian Parish Preschool

Stop in to our Bookshop today to support our Scholarship Fund! We are open everyday this week from 9-1!

It’s officially Cider Monday! Celebrate with us... stop by for a cup of hot apple cider and a cider donut. They’re free (and delish)!

Thank you... for stopping by to meet Elephant and Piggie on Friday; for shopping small with us on Saturday; and for being great patrons, neighbors, book club members and more! To show our appreciation, we’re inviting you to stop by tomorrow to celebrate Cider Monday with a free cup of hot apple cider and donuts! #cidermonday

It’s #ShopsmallSaturday! Shop local, independent and often. Support your community, do good and buy great books!

Parade ready! Meet Elephant and Piggie after the Parade at Scrawl!

They’re almost here! Meet the real Elephant and Piggie... find them at the Reston Town Center parade at 11:00 and then back at Scrawl! Can’t wait to see you!

Off-the-Shelf Trivia tonight at 6:30! Demonstrate your book smarts and win prizes!

Congratulations National Book Award winners!

Congrats to the Nats!

Another Tuesday, another shipment of brand new books! 📕📖📚 While we always get a wide variety of new titles, a lot of non-fiction caught our eye this week, including "Ordinary Girls", a memoir by @jaquiradiaz . There are more books than we can fit into a single post, so come on by and check them out!
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Come in for your weekend read! There are books about the creepy crawlies in your house, seasonal spooky reads, timely and thought-provoking reads, even books for struggling cooks and suspenseful books to lose yourself in. No matter your mood or tastes, weekends are the perfect time to break into something new 😎
#indiebound #indiebookstore #shoplocal #weekendread #neverhomealone @basic_books #thegraveyardbook @neilhimself #davemckean @harpercollinsus #knowmyname @chanelmillerknowmyname #yousuckatcooking @yousuckatcooking @clarksonpotter #theinstitute @stephenking @ Scrawl Books

American Booksellers Association

Washington Nationals star Sean Doolittle may be a pitcher, but he's been going to bat for indie bookstores (and all year. 💪⚾️ Congratulations on reaching the World Series, Sean!

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Every week brings more new books! We've got tons of titles, including autobiographies from Elton John and Julie Andrews, the charming "Sulwe" by Lupita Nyongo, Alan Gratz's universally acclaimed "Allies", and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the list at or come in and look for yourself 🙃

Maya Corrigan, author of Five Ingredient Mysteries, will be with us at Scrawl at 3pm this Saturday to lead us in a fun round of trivia to celebrate her new book "Crypt Suzette", a mystery about a murder at local bookstore 😱📖👻 We promise life won't be imitating art, so be sure to joins us for lots of spooky fun!
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Reston Now

State Sen. Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law are set to celebrate the release of their new book about women leaders this weekend in Reston

Equality Loudoun Wishlist | Scrawl Books

Banned Books Week is here! Books with LGBTQ+ content are frequently challenged or removed from schools and libraries. So this year we’re working with Equality Loudoun to bring LGBTQ+ inclusive and affirming books to LCPS libraries. Check out their wishlist & for every two books you buy, we’ll add one more.


Why shop at your indie bookstore? Your entire community benefits.

⚖️ Economy—More money stays in your community
🌍 Environment—Less packaging & less transportation; smaller carbon footprint
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 Community—Support your neighbors; promote choice & diversity

Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children

Master Face Painter, Sophia, is hard at work at our Back to School event at Scrawl Books in Reston Town Center- join us until 2:00 pm for face painting, tattoos, bookmark coloring and story times!

Nothing makes us happier than bringing great books to local schools!

Rachel Wood (the owner of Scrawl Books in RTC) sure knows how to make teachers smile! We enjoyed personal delivery of our brand new books for preschool today, plus some sweet gifts. Be sure to check them out at or better yet, stop in to say hi and drool over more delicious books!

Reston Community Center

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jeffrey C. Stewart discuss his book, “The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke" as part of the Fall for the Book Festival. Tickets for the September 15 talk and book signing are on sale online or through the CenterStage Box Office.

August Bestsellers!

Don’t forget to give your teachers their gift cards! We still have a few left, so come in now and get a $5 free with $30 purchase, $10 with $50 purchase.

37 boxes of new books unpacked and put on the shelves today... stop by and find your next great read!

Come find us!

FAIRFAX FANS! Day 2 of Fairfax Comic Con is about to begin! We can’t wait for another day of excitement! Don’t forget to participate in our cosplay contest!

New books released today!

Teacher Appreciation Week is here! Stock your classrooms with 20% off everything in the store, plus a special gift bag just for you.

Teachers & librarians, we have audiobooks for you!

Attention educators and librarians: You can now get FREE audiobooks through's ALC Program. No strings attached. Sign up here:

Scrawl Books

We don’t want to think about going back to school, but here it comes! Help a teacher get ready for the year by passing along one of our special gift cards. Spend $30 and we’ll give you a $5 card, spend $50 and get a $10 card.

We don’t want to think about going back to school, but here it comes! Help a teacher get ready for the year by passing along one of our special gift cards. Spend $30 and we’ll give you a $5 card, spend $50 and get a $10 card.

Common Ground Child Care Center

On Friday, August 16th at 10 AM we will be reading books about families of all shapes and sizes at Scrawl Books. Scrawl Books has many wonderful stories on family and love, and we are very excited to share these books together with you! Join us at the store or live on facebook!


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Tax Free Weekend starts today! Save 6% in sales tax on school supplies, totes, pencil cases, reference books, book-themed t-shirts, and more August 2-4 📚 Even better, get a special gift card to pass along to your teacher when you spend $30 or more!

It's August, and you know what that means... our August staff picks are up (including this wonderful collection of short stories edited by Stephanie Perkins)! Get the read-spiration you need this month right here:

July Bestsellers

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11911 Freedom Dr.
Reston, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
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