The Georgia Book and Paper Fair is a few blocks away from the Decatur Book Festival, which is currently being held on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd. The event is located at Decatur's Ebster Recreation Center, which is air-conditioned and a welcome relief from the heat and humidity and humanity of the street fair. There were ~30 vendors from around the Southeast including some real book people that are even familiar with this blog. (You don't meet many of those.) I went over after doing my tour of duty as a volunteer on Saturday morning. It's one of the few places where I can wear my Thomas Pynchon-Roz Chast t-shirt.
At the Fair, I enjoyed catching up with Jim and Linda at Books Again, Jan and Bob at Atlanta Vintage Books, Megan and Josh from Underground Books, and Andrew at Big River Bindery. All vendors worthy of a shout out.