If Atlanta wants to stay on Amazon's Top Twenty Most Well-Read Cities in America, which sounds a little like Dos Equis' The Most Interesting Man in the World (what does he read besides a menu? Garcia Marquez, Bukowski, Henry Miller?) it's important to get out to a book event once in a while. Admittedly, I have been remiss myself lately, but I can't blame ignorance and neither can you. Just click on the links below and there are some additional links on the left side of this blog
Here's few venues that are hosting events for these authors this month:
Jim Wallis, On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good (May 15); Saru Jayaraman, Behind the Kitchen Door (May 16); Larry Colton, Southern League: A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and the Deep South's Most Compelling Pennant Race (May 20)
The Georgia Center for the Book hosts Robert Morrell, Eden Rise (May 6); Josh Hanagame, The World's Strongest Librarian (May 9), and a series of 3 author readings celebrating the Decatur Arts Festival, May 20-22.
As well as these local bookstores:
A Cappella Books is hosting book events throughout the city including Daniel Wallace author of The Kings and Queens of Roam at Ivy Hall (May 16), and David R. Gilliam, author of City of Women at Ivy Hall (May 24).
Tall Tales Book Shop (in Toco Hills) is hosting Pam & Randy Golden, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Atlanta (May 18)
Stay thirsty for books, Atlanta-Decatur.