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Summer Has Arrived


Find Waldo in The Elmwood

Where’s Waldo? He’s back and will be hiding in Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore and two dozen other business establishments in the Elmwood shopping area for the month of July. Can you find him in the neighborhood? If so, you get an invite to a fun party with free prize drawings!

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo” passport at Mrs. Dalloway’s in July. The passport contains the names of all the participating merchants; just visit them, search out where Waldo is hidden, and get your passport stamped or signed. In the bookstore, you’ll have an extra challenge, because we’re hiding both Waldo and his nemesis, Odlaw. 

Collecting store stamps or signatures at 20 or more businesses  gets you an invite to our Find Waldo party in early August, where we’ll draw names and award prizes donated by local businesses.  Sound good? We’ll have passports ready for all sharp-eyed hunters beginning on July 1; deadline for turning them in to Mrs. Dalloway’s is by closing time on July 31.

Great Summer Reads!

This month kicks off the summer with a passel of great titles arriving in paperback--easy to carry, easy to pack, easy to stretch out with. Here's a small sample of what's in store; click on any cover to read more about any title or order on our website.








Is a Mrs. Dalloway's Gift Certificate the Perfect Teacher  (or Coach, Babysitter, Dog Walker, or...) Thank-You? We Think So.

Travelling Soon?

If you are planning a trip soon, our Travel section could be a big help. In addtion to the usual travel guide suspects like Lonely Planet, Rick Steves, Eyewitness, or Fodor's, we've uncovered some guidebooks that you won't find everywhere else. Come take a look, and please ask if you don't find a specific series book for the city or country you're interested in. If we're sold out of what you want, we can usually get you a copy within a couple of days. Oh, and by the way, you can be assured that the edition you find on our shelves is the most up-to-date available.

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Give Children in Your Life the Gift of Books! 

Start a library for the young reader in your life with Mrs. Dalloway's Little Library subscription service! 

We've made it easier than ever to sign up and tell us about your young reader's interests, allowing our expert staff to choose books that will engage and delight. If you look on the left-hand column of this page, you'll see a Little Library link — simply click on the image (or the one here) to be taken to our Subscription page.

Next Event

presents The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America's First Moon Missions, a uniquely earthbound story of space travel that follows a handful of surviving engineers from the time through their longest days, tightest deadlines, and most confounding challenges.

[Brown] has captured the soul of what was arguably the most challenging and significant engineering accomplishment of the 20th century…a great read for all audiences…I learned things about ‘my era’ that I never knew!--Gerry Griffin, Former Director of the Johnson Space Center, and former flight director for the Apollo Program

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of The Apollo Chronicles by speaking to a bookseller or ordering through our website.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America's First Moon Missions Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190681340
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 7th, 2019

The moon landing of 1969 stands as an iconic moment for both the United States and humankind. The familiar story focuses on the journey of the brave astronauts, who brought home Moon rocks and startling photographs.

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