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About All Alexandria Reads

Big Stone Gap

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. 


The 2015 AAR selection is Big Stone Gap, by Adriana Trigiani. Join the events and discussions that relate to the themes of Big Stone Gap.


On Tuesday, May 12, author Adriana Trigiani will join Alexandria Library via Skype to discuss her book and answer questions. This event will be held at Beatley Central Library at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room. 

If you enjoyed Big Stone Gap, consider these other books by Adriana Trigiani and others, as well as resources for more information about the culture and people of southwestern Virginia and Appalachia.



 All Alexandria Reads Sponsors

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         Dead Men's Hollow           King Street Bluegrass     Au Domaine European Wine Sauce


Amalgamated Classic Clothing       Foundation for Personal Financial Education       Gary Lloyd Storyteller    Copperwood Tavern          


 NOVA Northern Virginia Community College    George Mason University     Women's Institution Worldwide         The Knuckle Dusters




 Previous All Alexandria Reads Selections


    Listening in an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind    The Shadow of the Wind

The Geography of Bliss     Animal, Vegetable, Miracle    Marley and Me  


2014 When Washington Was in Vogue by Edward Christopher Williams
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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