Saturday, August 31, 2019

The AJC Decatur Book Festival - An Event for Book Lovers and Friends




In the United States, Labor Day is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. The day honors the American labor movement. Most companies give employees the day off, but grocery stores, malls, restaurants, and gas stations usually remain open. Traditionally, families and communities honor the day with barbecues, gatherings, and parties. Festivals, music concerts, fireworks and commemorations are also popular. 

During the Labor Day Weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Emory University primarily sponsor the annual AJC Decatur Book FestivalThis year the festival is held on 
August 30-September 1, 2019. The festivities are located at venues surrounding the Decatur Square and are easily accessible by MARTA. Activities include parades, author talks, workshops, and poetry readings. There are programs for children and young adults. Of course, there are plenty of books to buy and you may even meet your favorite author. The Decatur Book Festival is one of the largest independent book festivals in the country.  

However, the festival is not just about books. Non-profits, businesses, and organizations have exhibits to promote their services. A food court and area restaurants offer delicious treats and meals from burgers, fish, salads to burritos. Local musicians and artists entertain guests with impromptu shows.

Visit the Carl Jung Society of Atlanta's table located between Starbucks and Parker's on Ponce in downtown Decatur. 




The AJC Decatur Book Festival is free to attend and open to the public. If you were not able to come this year, we hope to see you in 2020.

Below are a few of my pictures from the festival. 
Giant Crossword Puzzle sponsored by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The community works together to complete the puzzle.  


Books I bought at the festival. Lisa K. Stephenson's book, Even My Hair is Mad, is about an African-American woman experiencing life changes after the end of a relationship.  Living an Examined Life is by Dr. James Hollis, a Jungian analyst.


Lisa K. Stephenson signs my book. 

Did you attend the AJC Decatur Book Festival?  Leave comments below.  Thank You

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