AJC Decatur Book Festival 2021

Browse the AJC Decatur Book Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event.

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BOOK WORM: The AJC Decatur Book Festival sets up shop Labor Day weekend.


About AJC Decatur Book Festival

The AJC Decatur Book Festival will return on October 2nd, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Decatur on Saturday, October 2. You will need to register in advance to attend.

Born in downtown Decatur over Labor Day Weekend 2006, the AJC Decatur Book Festival has since grown to be recognized as the largest independent book festival in the country — and the fifth largest in the world. Each year, attendees mingle with hundreds of world-class authors at book signings, readings, and soirées. This year's featured authors include Carol Anderson, author of White Rage, and The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America; Martin Padgett, author of A Night at the Sweet Gum Head: Drag, Drugs, Disco, and Atlanta’s Gay Revolution; and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, author of Late City. Many panels and local authors.

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