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We think our Valentine's Day card selection is pretty special, so if you're looking for an alternative to Hallmark, come take a look at our beautifully curated collection.


These handmade and historically informed works of art from Moltawi Tileworks in Michigan make great gifts. Come take a look!


The American Library Association recently awarded its annual children's book prizes, including the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature and the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. We have a nice display of most of the honored titles, and you can see all the winners and honor books at this link.


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Angie Thomas, the author of the bestselling The Hate U Give, has written a new book titled On the Come Up, a novel about an aspiring teen rapper that arrives February 5 to much hoopla and great early reviews. Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free. 

One our favorite reviews so far was written by an independent bookseller, Bethany Stout, from the Tattered Cover in Denver, CO, who wrote: “It's hard to follow a phenomenon, but On the Come Up shines in every way. Aspiring rapper Bri's ambition comes both from her talent and from the needs of her family — avoiding eviction, getting food on the table. Bri's lyrics are powerfully poetic, and her voice is full of emotion and humor. Angie Thomas showed the world she can insightfully represent complex issues while creating characters that you never want to say good-bye to. Her second novel proves she can do it again and again.” 

We've ordered lots of copies, so come on by and be one of the first to read one of the first "big" books of 2019! And if you'd like to read a great interview with the author from The New York Times, click here.


For those of you who listen to books and would like an alternative to's Audible Books, we've been offering an independent option for some time now through Now the company is offering an incentive to new members who make the switch - 3 audiobooks for the price of 1.'s monthly fee is $14.99 for one audio, so this offer means new subscribers receive three "listens" for that price. has over 100,000 titles available, including bestsellers like Becoming (Michelle Obama), Educated (Tara Westover), There, There (Tommy Orange), Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens), Kingdom of the Blind (Louise Penny) and many more -- you can click on the image below to see the top 25 bestsellers of 2018. For all the information about their program, click here. If you decide to make the switch, know that you'll also be supporting Mrs. Dalloway's at the same time -- we get a small cut of the sales that come from our customers. 


It's Easier Than Ever to 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 below) to be taken to our Subscription page. 

Here's what one happy subscriber said about the program recently: "I so appreciate your time and choices of books.... So far, this program has opened up our family to so many wonderful stories we would not have otherwise known." 

Next Event

discussing her new novel On the Come Up, an ode to hip hop. The ticketed event is co-sponsored by Oakland Unified School District Library Services and Mrs. Dalloway’s. Tickets and further information available through Eventbrite. Your $25 purchase includes a ticket and a copy of On the Come Up, available for pickup at the event. Note: Event is nearly sold out. There may be a limited number of tickets for sale on the day  of the event at 2:45, first come first served. 

Donations: In an effort to support Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) students, we are prioritizing books and attendance for those students. For funders and the general public who are able to give, a donation of $25 will sponsor a book and ticket for a young person who would otherwise be unable to purchase a book and attend. As a thank you, each person that sponsors an OUSD student to attend the event will receive a FREE copy of MK Asante's award-winning memoir, Buck. Further details on our Eventbrite page.


Monday, February 18, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
On the Come Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062498564
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up, an ode to hip-hop, is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people,...

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