AJC Decatur Book Festival: August 31 - September 2, 2018


Keynote tickets are sold out.

Kidnote tickets are still available. See below for details.

Parade to the stage! See details about our Saturday and Sunday morning parades to the Children’s Stage on our Plan Your DBF page.

Join the free closing concert featuring Harry & The Potters at 6:30 pm on Sunday on the Children’s Stage. Free. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Author presentations begin at 10 am on Saturday, September 1 and 12 noon on Sunday, September 2. See session details here. Choose the day to see all sessions that day. Click the “print-friendly schedule” link to see all sessions by time order by day.

The DBF Street Fair is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 6 pm on Sunday. Browse the exhibitor list.


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 2018 US publication of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, this year’s Kidnote event will feature a star studded group of popular middle grade and YA authors, including local authors Becky Albertalli, Laurel Snyder, and Nic Stone, talking about how The Sorcerer’s Stone changed the literary landscape for both readers and writers. For more information on DBF Children’s and Young Adult programming highlights, click here.

Kidnote tickets are free to the public but limited to four per person. Tickets will be released at noon on Tuesday, August 14 at Charis Books & More, Eagle Eye Books and Little Shop of Stories. Online ticket sales start on Thursday, August 16 at Noon at dbfkidnote2018.eventbrite.com.

Kidnote is presented at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 31 at

Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Avenue,
Decatur, GA 30030


DBF Poster

The 2018 AJC Decatur Book Festival poster is illustrated by Caldecott Honoree, R. Gregory Christie, who will also be presenting at DBF. Mr. Christie is an illustrator with over 60 books to his credit and he owns GAS-ART Gifts (Gregarious Art Statements), an autographed children’s bookstore, gallery, and open art studio located in Decatur, Georgia. The illustration was inspired by the concept of people expanding their horizons and thoughts, and finding new voices to learn about and learn from. Elements of festival scenes and City of Decatur express the joy of embracing the discovery that comes from reading in a welcoming community.