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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at these 5 Atlanta-area shops

Five Atlanta–area bookstores where you should celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, including A Cappella, Charis, and even one worth the drive.

6 questions for writer George Saunders

The famed short story writer discusses his first novel and how it fits into the current political climate.
Brit Bennett

7 questions for Brit Bennett, author of “The Mothers”

Brit Bennett's debut novel, The Mothers, was released in October but has already received numerous accolades. She'll read from the book at Wrecking Bar as part of A Cappella Book's Writers @ The Wrecking Bar series on February 13.
Pat Conroy

The Eternal Protagonist: Remembering Pat Conroy

We had hiked the hills and had had dinner and were drinking wine fit for the occasion. Good vintage, but not extraordinary. The mood was melancholy, as it always was in the comedown from hours of merriment that marked the energy of those blissfully young days. That is when he said it: “Boys, they’re about to make me famous, and I don’t know how to handle it.”

Amazon who? A Cappella Books turns 25

Today, buying a book may take just a click, but Frank Reiss’s A Cappella Books stands as testament to the printed page and the community that bookstores can foster. Opened in 1989 as an antiquarian dealer in Little Five Points, the shop has expanded.

Gushing over “Gatsby”

The New York Times ran a story yesterday on the DiCaprio-emblazoned paperback edition of "The Great Gatsby" and how it’s offended the sensibilities of some booksellers. The article recalled to my mind a first edition of the book, complete with iconic dust jacket, I encountered four years ago while working on a short profile of Buckhead’s Grey Parrot Gallery.

Author David Sedaris set for Symphony Hall Oct. 27

Author/Humorist/Drive-Your-Car-Into-A-Guardrail-Funny National Public Radio commentator David Sedaris returns to Atlanta October 27 for "An Evening With David Sedaris" at the Woodruff Arts Center's Symphony Hall. Technically, tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

A Cappella Books announces move out of Little Five Points

Given the current state of independent bookstores, we had a few anxious moments while opening our latest email from A Cappella Books owner Frank Reiss. In February, the 22-year-old Little Five Points mainstay is moving to a new location in Inman Park.

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