UPDATE: The Decatur Book Festival is not happening in 2023, but is expected to return in 2024.
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The info about Decatur Book Festival below the line is from a previous year and is not current. We will update for 2024 when the festival returns.
The Decatur Book Festival will take place on Saturday, October 1st, 2022. A kickoff event the evening before will feature a keynote speaker.
Prior to the pandemic, The Decatur Book Festival was one of Atlanta’s signature Labor Day Weekend events, right up there with Dragon Con. It was spread across three days and several blocks in downtown Decatur.
Now, however, the Book Festival has permanently moved to the first weekend in October — and it has become a much smaller event. It is located on the grounds of First Baptist Church of Decatur, located at 308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030.
Author sessions will be held inside the church, and we believe there may be vendor tents outdoors on the church grounds (food, booksellers, etc.)
The festival will highlight selected authors with new fall publications, featured in fifteen sessions that fall into three categories: adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and children/youth topics.
You can view the entire schedule online.
While nearly everything is free and open to the public, the keynote address on Sept. 30th requires that you register via Eventbrite. Tickets for this event can be reserved starting Aug. 29, 2022 — and they will be gone very quickly.
Please note, due to Covid precautions, masks will be required while indoors and proof of vaccination will be required prior to entering all adult sessions (not required for children attending events).
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