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About All Alexandria Reads

All Alexandria Reads is an initiative designed to create shared experiences through reading. Everyone is invited to read the featured title and the companion books for younger readers. 

When Washington Was in Vogue


The 2014 AAR selection was When Washington Was in VogueJoin the events and discussions that relate to the themes of When Washington Was in Vogue and take a step back in time to the Roaring Twenties.


If you enjoyed When Washington Was in Vogue, consider these books and resources for more information about the 1920s and Washington D.C.





All Alexandria Reads is made possible through a generous grant from the James M. Duncan, Jr. Library Foundation, Inc. Additional sponsors and partners include the Friends of the Alexandria Library groups and the following local businesses and organizations:


Friends of the Beatley Central Library         Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee           Amalgamated Classic Clothing and Dry Goods     


Gotta Swing       Great Falls Tea Garden        The Hour      The Moonlighters Jazz Trio       


 NOVA Northern Virginia Community College        The National Hand Dance Association          Portner Brewhouse



Previous All Alexandria Reads Selections

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  The Shadow of the Wind  The Geography of Bliss  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle  Marley and Me  Listening in an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life


2013 Listening in an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project
2012 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

2011 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
2010 The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
2009 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
2008 Marley and Me by John Grogan

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