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About All Alexandria Reads

The Astronaut Wives Club

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 2016 AAR selection is The Astronauts Wives Club, by Lily Koppel. Join the events and discussions that relate to the themes of The Astronauts Wives Club.


Alexandria Library welcomes AAR participants to share their thoughts via social media on the Library's Facebook and Twitter pages, using the hashtag #AARAWC.


 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:


Alexandria City Public Schools


Friends of Beatley Central Library Friends of Duncan Library 

Amalgamated Costume & Design Studio


Caboose Cafe Cosmic Adventures  Emma's Espresso and Wine Bar 



Great Falls Tea Garden GrooveQuest  Maryland Science Center 



St. Elmo's Coffee Pub The Moonlighters  PBS Point of View 



 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  


2015 Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
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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