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Local Author Samantha Mina @ McKay Used Books
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us as we host local author Samantha Mina!

Samantha Mina’s “Spectrum” novel series follows an eclectic cast of teens fighting to find their place in the wars plaguing their dystopian world. From fantastical world-building, to combat sequences, to geopolitics, to the exploration of a soldier’s psyche, to social commentary, to the turmoil of young adulthood, to forbidden romance, Spectrum (vol 1) and Diffusion (vol 2) are fast-paced, character-driven, sci-fi/fantasy adventures for the Hunger Games generation.

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Mutt Love Rescue @ McKay Used Books
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us in hosting Mutt Love Rescue! They will be joining us with some furry friends to raise funds and provide information, and answer questions about their organization. Mutt Love Rescue, is a no-kill, all-volunteer group with the mission of spending virtually every nickel raised directly on the medical care and temporary housing of the dogs we take in pending each of his or her placement in loving, responsible homes. We rely heavily on foster homes to care for our dogs until permanent homes can be found. Unfortunately, however, there aren’t enough foster homes available for all the dogs we take in. With your help, we can do so much more and save so many more lives.

Local Author Joe Goodbody @ McKay Used Books
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come join us in hosting local author Joe Goodbody. He is retired United States Army Colonel and corporate leader. His book, ‘Kentucky Barracuda’ provides an interesting perspective on antebellum and civil war Americana. Con man, crook, hustler, swindler. Though a notorious scoundrel in his time, French has been relegated to a minor footnote in American antebellum and Civil War history. This cunning rascal, this delightful rogue, is brought out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The crafty Machiavellian contributed more to mid-nineteenth century history than has been previously documented.
Local Author Tracy Causley @ McKay Used Books
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Local author Tracy Causley will be visiting!

Her new book, In the Shadow of Light, is for lovers of historical fiction, magical realism, and witches. If you’re one of these people come and have a chat with Tracy. She would love to meet you!

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Local Author Michael Thompson @ McKay Used Books
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and join us as we host local author Michael Thompson!

Michael Thompson is an award-winning author and illustrator from Northern Virginia. His debut novel, World of the Orb, earned national acclaim in the Feathered Quill Book Awards, and his latest publication, Winslow Hoffner’s Incredible Encounters, brings his trademark humor, adventure, and dynamic character ensembles into a folkloric fantasy setting.

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Local Comic Creator Event! @ McKay Used Books
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come and join us as we host local comic creators Carolyn Belefski, Joe Carabeo, Sean Causley, Julian Lytle, and Matt Herms!

You can learn more about these artists at their websites.
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo of Curls Studio,
Panda Force creator, Sean Causley,
Creator of Ants, Julian Lytle,
Sonic the Hedgehog and Archie colorist, Matt Herms,


Christmas Eve – Holiday Hours
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

We are open from 9am to 6pm on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018. Incoming merchandise will be accepted up to an hour prior to closing.

Christmas Day – Store Closed
Dec 25 all-day

We will be closed Christmas Day, December 25, 2018

New Year’s Eve – Holiday Hours
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018, McKay’s will be open from 10am to 8pm. Incoming merchandise will be accepted up until 1 hour prior to closing.

New Year’s Day – Holiday Hours
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

New Year’s Day, McKay’s will be open from 10am to 8pm. Incoming merchandise will be accepted up until 1 hour prior to closing.

McKay <3’s Local Talent!

Are you a local author? If so, we would love to host a meet and greet for you to meet your local community and share more about what it is you do! We also sell lots of local authors works!

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