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Summer Recommendations for Young Readers

Our ace staff of chidren's booksellers has compiled a great list of summer reads for kids of all ages, and we've got free printed copies complete with book descriptions available at the store. Here are a few examples from the list - please click on any cover for more information or to order.
















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 our fun party with free prize drawings on Saturday, August 3, at 1:00!

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 on August 3, 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.

July Picks for Summer Reading

Click on any cover to read more about any title or order on our website.









Special Books, Special Sale

For a limited time, we're offering a 30% discount on a select collection of art and architecture books, cookbooks, and other "coffee table" volumes that would make great gifts. The titles are on our tower display unit by front door entrance on your left (as you face the store). They won't last long, so come soon and find yourself a deal. A yellow dot means 30% off!

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

returns to present Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon, the story of Guido Rahr, a passionate and eccentric environmentalist who has single-mindedly dedicated his life to saving the environment, working to preserve the world's last pristine stronghold for salmon in Russia's Far East--a landscape of ecological richness and diversity that is rapidly being developed for oil, gas, minerals, and timber in the Putin era.

"A powerful and inspiring story. Guido Rahr's mission to save the wild Pacific salmon leads him into adventures that make for a breathtakingly exciting read."--Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Stronghold by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 3:00pm
Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984801692
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 23rd, 2019

A high school drop-out and rebel more at home in the natural world among animals than among people, Rahr is a passionate fly fisher. His preternatural ability to understand the fish he was catching led him to fear for their future.

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