The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.
The AJC DBF has everything you can find at other book festivals, plus much, much more. Here are some of the highlights:
A children's stage featuring interactive activities and presentations by top authors and illustrators
Live music performed by nationally touring musicians
Cooking demonstrations by noted cookbook authors
Food and beer vendors, and a wine garden
An opening day Children's Parade
A Youth Poetry Slam, for kids 12-18 years old
A Poetry Slam for adults
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical welcomes you to join in the literary festivities during Labor Day weekend, 2017. Tens of thousands are expected to attend. Festivities will include author signings and lectures, children’s events, live music, cooking demonstrations, a poetry slam, and much more!