Notes: Upcoming NoVa Indie Bookstore Crawl includes stops at two Alexandria book stores

Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!

🌤️ Today’s weather: Expect partly sunny conditions with a high around 62°F, accompanied by a north wind at 6-9 mph. As for Thursday night, the sky will be partly cloudy and the temperature will drop to around 43°F, while the east wind blows at a gentle 3-6 mph.

🚨 You need to know

Old Town Books (staff photo by Vernon Miles)

An indie bookstore crawl across Northern Virginia this weekend will hit two Old Town book shops, Patch reported.

The NoVa Indie Bookstore Crawl marks Independent Bookstore Day (April 27).

The event involves customers going to any participating bookstore and picking up a crawl passport, then getting it stamped at each bookstore they visit. The two Alexandria locations are Old Town Books (130 S. Royal Street) and Hooray for Books (1555 King Street).

Collecting four stamps wins the participant a free advance reader copy. Eight stamps earn a tote bag. 10-15 locations get the participant entered into a raffle for the Grand Prize, which includes contributions from every store.

The crawl is scheduled to run through May 31.

📈 Wednesday’s most read

The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Apr 24, 2024.

  1. Office building housing The Motley Fool in Carlyle being sold at foreclosure auction (3045 views)
  2. Alexandria CVS stores ransacked of cosmetics and suspect gets busted in Maryland (2635 views)

📅 Upcoming events

Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.