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Donors Make the Difference

A lot was lost as a result of the necessary pivot from an in-person festival to a virtual festival in 2020, but in our reduced capacity we were able to present some of our most relevant programming to date as a result of generous donors like you.

Every donation helps, so whether you use the online form or the downloadable print form below, your gift is much appreciated.

"I have been to the festival and involved in the planning for many years, and this virtual lineup was better than ever--the guests were crucial and diverse, and the impressive line-up gave voice to the continued popularity of books and indeed their increased import during this time. Virtual or no, the DBF remains a touchstone and north star."

- Kevin Young, 2020 presenting poet and incoming director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

2020 Festival Wrap Up

The 2020 AJC Decatur Book Festival presented by Emory University brought 45 virtual sessions to tens of thousands of curious readers and thinkers. Our 2020 Festival Wrap Up dives into all the numbers that make this event so special.


The AJC Decatur Book Festival (DBF) presented by Emory University, is a 501(c)3 organization. All contributions to DBF are tax-deductible. Tax ID# 20-8669575. This year, as part of the CARES Act, taxpayers can claim up to $300 in charitable deductions beyond the standard deduction. Also, individuals who itemize their deductions can now elect to take a tax deduction of up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Check with your tax professional for more information.