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Literary Fan? Book Addict?
Lover of Festivals?

Then this book festival is for you!

Kidnote & Keynote Tickets

Kidnote Graphix Con 
Friday, Aug. 30 @ 5pm. The Decatur Recreation Center will host its own version of a graphic novel convention. This special DBF Kidnote program will feature activity stations where kids can draw and storyboard their own graphic novels. Tickets are available online or you can get them in person at Georgia Center for the Book (Decatur Library), A Cappella Books, Charis Books & More, Eagle Eye Book Shop, Little Shop of Stories, and Tall Tales Books.

Keynote – Effecting Change in a Changing World: Latinx Writers on Immigration
Friday, Aug 30 @ 8pm. In partnership with PEN America, DBF has dedicated its Friday night Keynote to the topic of immigration. Panelists include Richard Blanco, Rigoberto Gonzalez, and Gabriela Baeza Ventura. Mariela Romero, an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist from Univision Atlanta, will moderate the discussion. Online tickets are available through the Emory Schwartz Center Box Office. You can also pick up tickets in person at Georgia Center for the Book (Decatur Library), A Cappella Books, Charis Books & More, Eagle Eye Book Shop, Little Shop of Stories, and Tall Tales Books.

Tickets are free but required for the DBF Keynote and Kidnote. Get your tickets today, they go fast! Also be sure to check out the other special events taking place at this year’s festival. 

Announcement: Our Schedule is Live!

The wait is over and it was well worth it.

The 2019 DBF Festival Schedule is now live. Plan out your Labor Day weekend with this jam-packed offering of author presentations, cooking demos, book signings and more.

2019 Author Highlights

Don’t miss hearing from your favorite authors or discovering new ones this Labor Day weekend. With authors representing diverse genres and just as diverse perspectives, there’s something for everyone.

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What’s Happening? A Lot!

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Festival Related Information

There's so much to do at DBF 2019 – book signings, thought-provoking talks, cooking demos, parades, performances and more. Put together your "must-do" list today.

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DBF Curated Reading Lists

Check out our specially crafted DBF reading lists. Discover a new favorite...or ten and then come meet the authors behind all that goodness at the 2019 AJC Decatur Book Festival.

Decatur Writers Studio

Decatur Writers Studio

Turn up the heat this summer by honing your writing skills at a Decatur Writers Studio summer writing camp. Save your spot today.

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Support the Festival

We host an unforgettable book festival each year, but did you also know we do year-round programming and community projects? Join us in our commitment to celebrating and promoting the joy, curiosity, and exploration that comes from reading and writing. 

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