Getting Here

We can't wait to see you at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Getting here is simple, just follow the directions to downtown Decatur below. The DBF is also incredibly well-served by MARTA. Just take the Blue Line to the Decatur stop, and you'll exit the station in the center of the festival. Once you're here, all the venues are within walking distance.


From the MARTA Rail Line:

Go to the Decatur Station (E-6). Take east exit for Church Street and west exit for bandstand.

From I-285 Southbound:

(Stone Mountain, Snellville, Athens, Conyers) Take Stone Mountain Freeway (US 78) west (Exit 39A). About 1/2 mile after divided highway ends and becomes Scott Boulevard. Bear left onto Church Street. Continue on Church Street about two miles to downtown Decatur.

From I-285 Northbound:

(College Park, Fayetteville, Henry Co. Airport) Get off at Covington Highway (US 278) (Exit 43) and turn left. Continue through downtown Avondale Estates (where Covington Highway becomes Main Street) past the Avondale MARTA station. Turn right onto E. Trinity Place.

From I-85

Get off at Clairmont Road Exit (91) and go south on Clairmont about 4 1/2 miles until it dead–ends at the Old Courthouse. Turn left onto E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, go one block and turn right onto Church Street.

From North (Chamblee, Toco Hills):

Take Clairmont Road south until it dead–ends at the Old Courthouse. Turn left onto Ponce de Leon Avenue, go one block and turn right onto Church Street.

From I–20 (South):

Take Candler Road (Exit 65) north about four miles. After crossing railroad tracks, the road bears to the left and becomes E. Trinity Place.

From East (Clarkston, Scottdale):

Take East Ponce de Leon Avenue west. Just past Avondale MARTA station, turn left onto Sycamore Street.

From West (Midtown, Virginia–Highland):

Take Ponce de Leon Avenue east to downtown Decatur. After passing Old Courthouse, turn right on Church Street.

From West (Downtown Atlanta):

Take DeKalb Avenue east to downtown Decatur (DeKalb Avenue becomes Howard in Decatur). Turn left on McDonough Street at Decatur High School.

From Anywhere Else:

Put this address in Mapquest, Google Maps, or your navigation system of choice.

101 East Court Square, Decatur GA 30030

This will put you directly in the center of the DBF, though if you're driving, you will have to find parking elsewhere. Click here for directions.


There are several hotels convenient to the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Try DeKalb County's lodging search engine.

Transportation and Parking

Within the historic Decatur Square located directly on MARTA's East-West transit line, transportation to the book festival couldn't be easier! Go to to plan your route to the festival.

Enjoy free & secure bike parking provided by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition; thank you to Bicycle South and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority. Find the free bike valet on N. McDonough, in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse.

If you decide to drive, parking is plentiful in decks, metered spaces, and paid private lots. Do not park in lots posted as 'no parking.' Your car will be booted or towed.