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Atlanta Indie Bookshop Crawl invites literature lovers to shop local this week
Drawing inspiration from similar crawls in other cities, Bunnie Hilliard, owner of Brave + Kind Bookshop in Decatur, and her events coordinator, Vania Stoyanova, are encouraging readers of all kinds to get out and support the local bookstores around the metro.
A bookseller boom is afoot in Atlanta
In the past two years, more than 80 bookstores shuttered nationwide. But bookstores are rallying, and pivots including curbside pickups, mobile book vending, and virtual book talks in lieu of in-person signings have become commonplace at local shops. Here are five innovating booksellers in Atlanta.
Lucian, a new bookshop and wine bar, opens in Buckhead
Lucian, a bookshop and wine bar from Katie Barringer, founder of the now-shuttered Cover Books and Jordan Smelt, formerly of Cakes & Ale and Bread & Butterfly, opened at Modera Buckhead this week.
5 indie bookstores to support during Women’s History Month (and all year long)
Georgia’s literary history is rich with remarkable women writers like Anne Rivers Siddons, Pearl Cleage, Flannery O’Connor, Tayari Jones, and Alice Walker. It’s no surprise that legacy carries into the metro’s brick-and-mortar bookshops.
The country’s oldest feminist bookstore, Charis, finds a new home at Agnes Scott
Agnes Scott College was losing its student bookstore. Charis Books was facing high property taxes. Together, the women's college and feminist bookstore found a joint solution—relocate Charis to Agnes Scott to create a new community space for both bookstore patrons and college students.
For Keeps, a shop for rare and classic black books, opens on Auburn Avenue
Rosa Duffy's bookstore, For Keeps, is more than a place for visitors to purchase rare and classic black books. Duffy designed it to also be a reading room where people can stop in and interact with history that is often overlooked or placed in the bottom of the dollar bins at other bookstores.
Three new indie book stores you should shop at in Atlanta
Sorry, Kindle—there’s nothing like cozying up with a real book. It seems others agree, as indie bookstores keep popping up around town. Our favorites offer a shopping experience that’s way more charming than Amazon, with reading nooks, cute trinkets, international publications, and limited editions.
Ten must-visit independent bookstores.
At Cover Books, the tomes themselves are works of art
Katie Barringer says it’s okay to judge her books by their gorgeous covers—just don’t leave without leafing through a few first.
Bookstore: Little Shop of Stories
Yes, this Decatur gem is mostly a kids bookstore—and a good one, with a cozy play tent to page through the latest Fancy Nancy—but the shelves also contain a thoughtfully selected adult fiction section.
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