Tuesday, August 16, 2011

6th Annual AJC Decatur Book Festival!

Yes, it's that time of year again. Time to celebrate this Labor Day at the 6th Annual AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the nation! The fun kicks off on Saturday, September 3rd, continuing throughout the holiday weekend, and all parts of the festival are free and open to the public. Visit the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System at booth 127 on Saturday and Sunday for crafts and storytelling for children, library card sign-up, and to learn about all the great things we have going on at our 34 branches. Many of our talented librarians will be on hand to represent our library system and to answer any questions you might have.

The list of visiting authors that will descend on the downtown Decatur square is quite impressive, so you truly don't want to miss out on seeing any of them! According to the DBF website, this year's keynote speakers are Colin Meloy (of The Decemberists) and acclaimed illustrator Carson Ellis, the nationally renowned pair behind a new book of bravery and adventure for families, kids, and adults alike: Wildwood.

Authors will give readings, panel discussions, book talks and signings. You can see the full list , or browse them by genre. Check the schedule ahead of time to plan out your weekend, and for all the latest updates and newsworthy tidbits, you can follow the festival on Twitter and Facebook!

An array of activities for children, teens and adults should keep the whole family entertained. From live music, cooking demos, poetry slams, children's parades and performances, and of course all the yummy food and drink vendors on hand, you really can't go wrong with this weekend celebration of books, reading and literacy. You can even bring in your own books for appraisal by the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

We look forward to seeing you at Booth 127, so come on out and join us!

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