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Help Keep Our Story Alive

Would you be willing to pay $5 to keep literature and the arts alive in Decatur? That’s all it takes to buy books for underprivileged students, support local bookstores, and buy a ticket to a local arts event.

We’re more than just a significant literary gathering in the US. We work every day to support indie booksellers, bring books to those who need them most, and encourage the growth of the arts in our community.

As a non-profit, we can’t do the amazing work we want to without support from our literary family — and that includes YOU.

Join our movement by making a tax deductible donation:

  • $5 provides a book to a convict or child in need
  • $10 sponsors an arts event in Decatur
  • $20 keeps our annual festival free to all

Give today!


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.

"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.
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