The AJC Decatur Book Festival Round Table

In just over a decade, the annual AJC Decatur Book Festival has become the largest independent book festival in the United States. Since its inception, the DBF draws tens of thousands of visitors from all over the country to downtown Decatur and hundreds of authors from all over the world, proving that the love of books and of literature is alive and well. Festival-goers enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, and more.

The DBF Round Table supports the festival and membership ensures a seat at the table for year-round book festival events and VIP treatment. In previous years, members have enjoyed private receptions with authors including Roy Blount Jr., Max Cleland, Paula Deen, John Lewis, and Salman Rushdie, and signed first editions of Roy Blount Jr.’s book, Long Time Leaving — Dispatches from Up South and Ted Turner’s book, Call Me Ted.


Membership Benefits

Join by June 1 to secure your invitation to the 2017 AJC Decatur Book Festival official launch event. You'll mingle with authors, press and supporters, and be the first to hear about the 2017 program highlights and see the official DBF poster unveiled.
  • The opportunity to have your name, business, or professional practice featured in the DBF official festival program and on the website with a link to your business’s own site.
  • Invitations to other special events, including the DBF launch party. This kickoff event is always exciting, as plans for the upcoming festival are announced and the official DBF festival poster is unveiled for the first time.
  • Guaranteed tickets for you and a guest in VIP seating to the DBF Keynote on Friday evening.
  • Festival weekend VIP perks including access to the authors’ hospitality suite, tickets to the VIP Party on Saturday evening, and reserved seating at festival events when available.
  • Invitations to private, pre-event wine and cheese receptions where you can meet the featured author and mingle with other members of the DBF Round Table.

The DBF is a community based non-profit that counts on your donations to operate each year. As a 501(c)3, the annual membership of $1000 is tax deductible. Complete the form to join and pay via credit card or request that we invoice you.

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