About All Alexandria Reads

Sergent Stubby:how a stray dog and his best friend helped win Word War I and stole 

the heart of a nation

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 2018 AAR selection is Sergent Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation, by Ann Bausum;Join the events and discussions that relate to the themes of Sergeant Stubby : how a stray dog and his best friend helped win World War I and stole the heart of a nation.


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 

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria


APDP Nature's Nibbles  Old Town Fencing 

Peter McCory


Operation Paws GrooveQuest  Pets for vets 



Virginia Cooperative Extension Virginia Greyhound Adoption, Inc  Wholistic Hound Academy 



 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


2017 Priceless: how I went undercover to rescue the world's stolen treasure by Robert Wittman
2016 The Astronaut Wives Clubby Lily Koppel
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