Friday, August 29, 2008

The 2008 Decatur Book Festival

The greatest book festival in the World begins today in downtown Decatur, Georgia. Seriously, at just three years of age, the Decatur Book Festival is officially FAMOUS. Two hundred and fifty plus authors will be in attendance (many from Georgia--many from Decatur). Some 50,000 to 75,000 people are expected to attend. So much to see, do, eat, read. See the Festival link at right for the entire phenomenal schedule...if you are not already there in Decatur.

As an avid promoter of the Georgia book world--and former Decaturite--it's hard not to gush. Having been in the book business for so long, I recall a time when Atlanta was spoken of as just, "not a book town".

See you there.

Suggested reading:

See full schedule of Decatur Book Festival authors for suggestions.


1 comment:

Christina of the Southern Crescent said...

Heavens to vellum, there's such a thing as a book festival in this vicinity???? How did I miss it? I won't miss the next one! Down here south of the Soapstone Ridge, we barely have a bookstore at all. It's a bright ray of hope to know I might find fellow bibliophiles right up 285!