February 23, 2013
The Midtown Book Club, sponsored by the Midtown Neighbors Association, was established in 2006.
Midtown resident Sherri Caldwell’s description of the club is here, and a list of the books the club has read – with each title rated from one to five stars – is here.
The club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 8-10pm upstairs at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at 5th Street and Spring Street, and welcomes new members.
You can find out more about the club at its Yahoo Groups page here.
June 8, 2012
…takes place annually on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
The Los Angeles Times has details about some of the writers who will be featured this year.
Happily, like the local annual Decatur Book Festival over Labor Day weekend, the National Book Festival scheduled for September 22-23, is free and open to the public.
Unhappily, Washington DC isn’t exactly “local” for Atlanta booklovers.
Still, if you’re going to be in the DC area in September, or could plan to be there then, you might consider coordinating your plans to be able to take in the festival. And if you’re going to be in the New York City area the weekend of September 23-25, maybe you can pop in at the Brooklyn Book Festival?
There’s an official National Book Festival website, of course.
February 27, 2012
Booklovers who missed this month’s annual Savannah Book Festival might want to put the March 2013 festival on their calendars.
Publishers Weekly’s write-up of the 2012 festival, which featured (among others, of course) Pat Conroy, Stephen King, Brad Thor, and Walter Isaacson, is here.
The festival’s website has plenty of photos and transcripts of some of the authors’ speeches.