Summer Book Festivals - Fun Ideas For Summer
Events that celebrate books, authors, and the people who love them.
By Leslie Nipkow
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the July 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
The AJC Decatur Book Festival, a three-day bash just outside Atlanta, features readings by high-profile authors, writer panels, and book signings. Interactive events include poetry slams, parades for kids, a scavenger hunt, music, a writers conference, and a street fair. Festivalgoers can wander among the 16 stages showcasing new genres and authors. Writers mingle at the author VIP lounge in the town square, but the writer-reader socializing happens after hours at Twain's, a local brewpub and billiard parlor. All events are free; tickets are required for venues that have limited capacity.
September 2–4, decaturbookfestival.com