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Forget Ides or Madness - March is a Time for Reading

WE HAVE A GREAT LINEUP OF AUTHOR EVENTS this month, including Anne Raeff in conversation with fellow author Sylvia Brownrigg, literary giant Joyce Carol Oates, the always thought-provoking Peggy Orenstein, and Michael David Lukas, who made a splash with his last novel The Oracle of Stamboul. We wrap up the month with two much-anticipated events, starting with the creator of the phenomenally successful Treehouse series for children, Andy Griffiths. The demand for Griffiths' appearance celebrating The 78-Story Treehouse is so high we've moved it to the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood. We are also thrilled to welcome Newbery Award winner Jason Reynolds who will discuss  two new books - one for middle grades and another for teens. You can read more about these events right here on our home page.

Raeff        Oates     Orenstein Lukas     Griffiths 


THEN THERE ARE ALL THE NEW BOOKS ARRIVING. We're including a sampling of some of the titles we're most excited about - click on any image to read plot summartes and reviews or to order the book from us online.



Weekly Story Time


Thursdays, 10:30 AM

We read a mix of classics and new favorites for ages 2-5, but everyone is welcome!

Raising a Reader

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

Tell us the age of the child you're shopping for and a little about their interests, then we choose one book to send each month that will surprise and delight. 

For more information about Little Library, speak to one of our booksellers at 510-704-8222, or visit our website

To sign up, email for young readers, or for young adults.  

Listen Up!

Powered by our audiobook partner, Mrs. Dalloway's now offers audiobooks. Sign up, and your first is free!

Next Event

reads from his new novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.

"A beautiful, richly textured novel, ambitious and delicately crafted."-- Rabih Alameddine

To reserve your seat, buy a copy of The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399181160
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-2 days
Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 13th, 2018

In this spellbinding novel, a young man journeys from California to Cairo to unravel centuries-old family secrets.

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