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We're Turning 15 This Month!

Mrs. Dalloway's is celebrating 15 years in business throughout the month, and we invite you to celebrate with us all day on Friday, October 18. We'll be passing out a Staff Recommends lists of some of our favorite books of the past 15 years, showcasing bestselling titles by category, inviting customers - both young and old - to participate in a "Can You Judge a Book by Its Cover?" in-store raffle, and providing other festive surprises. We've also compiled a Bookstore Index with some fun-filled facts:


Number of years in business: 15
Combined number of years of current staff’s bookselling experience: 188
Total number of volumes in inventory: 24,381
Total number of titles in inventory: 156,231
Total number of volumes in our Poetry section: 617
Total number of volumes in our Children’s section: 7,946
Total number of volumes in our Fiction section: 2,332
Total number of volumes in our Gardening section: 551
Percentage of non-book items: 18
Number of times we have shipped a shovel: 2
Number of hours store is open per week: 67
Number of days in the week store is open: 7
Average number of books bought per day: 120
Average number of customers per day: 100
Average number of dogs & treats given per day: 5
Average number of boxes received per day: 15
Number of schools we sell books to: 70
Number of schools participating in our annual School Benefit weekend: 35
Date of this year’s School Benefit weekend: November 9-11
Average amount of money we give back to local schools each year: $6,000
Number of in-store author events/readings/signings per year:100
Number of offsite & school events per year: 50
Total number of celebrity sightings (ask for list): 6
          Number of dollars that stays in local economy when $100 spent at Mrs. Dalloway’s: 52
At Barnes & Noble: 13
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Date in October of our anniversary party: 18
Percentage of gratitude to our customers: 100

Put Some Color in Your Gift Giving

No need to feel blue, we’ve got lots of beautiful, colorful merchandise for you. Old favorites and new arrivals...come see us soon and find the perfect gift for friends, family, or yourself.


Good Reads Arriving This Month
















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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

launching Unsung America: Immigrant Trailblazers and Our Fight for Freedom. Please join us for a most timely discussion.

"Deeply insightful and intentionally detailed--Prerna Lal has conceived a text that breaks down the inner workings of the United States immigration system and the impact it has had on the lives of countless immigrants and families. Lal lays out a timeline both old and new, that vividly chronicles the birth and impact of certain policies, views, and opinions within the realm of immigration policy."--Juan Escalante

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
Unsung America: Immigrant Trailblazers and Our Fight for Freedom Cover Image
By Prerna Lal, Allegra McLeod (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781642501124
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Mango - October 15th, 2019

Far too often, immigrants are demonized and scapegoated, when they should be celebrated as heroes and revolutionaries.

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