The 8th annual Decatur Book Festival, one of the largest in the United States, is happening this weekend. (The photo depicts the festival’s mascot, Bookzilla.)
One of the best things about the DBF is that you need park your car only once – or not at all, if you use MARTA to get to downtown Decatur and back; another Good Thing is that admission to all festival events is free.
The festival takes place all weekend long, so take a look at the festival’s website for a complete listing of festival events.
And don’t forget to make a pit stop at the book sale on the lawn in front of the main library in Decatur, starting at 9am on Saturday, August 31st.
Area booklovers may want to take advantage of a three-day Summer Clearance Sale at Emory University’s Carlos Museum Bookshop. The sale runs Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday, July 19th, noon to 6pm.
All books, jewelry, cards, world music, and other gifts in the bookshop will be discounted 20% for these three days. Museum members and Emory students and staff with ID will get an additional 30% discount off the already-reduced prices of the bargain books located in front of the shop.
For more information, directions, or parking information, phone the bookshop at 404-727-0509 or visit its website.
Contributed by Brent Tozzer