Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria with George Jreije

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:00pm

This event will be hosted online. See event for details.

Grab your Middle Schooler and meet us on Zoom for a virtual event with author George Jreije presenting his contemporary fantasy adventure, the first in a new series. Be sure to check our TikTok for a live video with George leading up to the event!

This event is free to attend. However, registration is required:


About the Book
You are invited to the Alexandria Academy . . .

Twelve-year-old Shad Hadid has never quite fit in. The other kids at school don’t understand him, so he spends most of his time alone, cooking for his teta and daydreaming of opening his own Arabic bakery full of tasty treats. But when Shad is attacked by a shadowy monster, he learns his late baba was an alchemist with the ability to mix charms, elixirs, and mists—and he’s one too!

Then Shad receives an invitation to the mysterious Alexandria Academy, a fabled school for alchemists, where he hopes he’ll find safety and learn more about the ancient science. But when he arrives, no one at the school seems to know what alchemy is! As Shad digs deeper into the mystery, he discovers a sinister evil lurking in the shadows, and only he holds the key to stopping—or fulfilling—their plans.

With danger at every turn and the fate of the alchemy world on the line, can Shad save his friends and defeat this sinister foe?


About the Author:
George Jreije is a Lebanese-American author of novels and short stories. When not writing, George enjoys trying tasty Arab desserts or messing with new yoga poses. You can find him in the northeast or in his native Lebanon, scouring the small country for some delicious baklava. Learn more about George at



Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria By George Jreije Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063094819
Availability: Not on our shelves. Usually ships in 2-5 days.
Published: HarperCollins - October 4th, 2022