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Expedia names Atlanta and Decatur a ‘Must-see Literary Destination’

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Expedia names Atlanta and Decatur a ‘Must-see Literary Destination’

Photo: Jonathan Phillips Sadie Walker thumbs through a section of children's books during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
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Sadie Walker thumbs through a section of children’s books during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Expedia.com has named Atlanta and Decatur one of the world’s 20 Must-see Literary Destination.

The website notes that Decatur hosts the annual Decatur Book Festival, the nation’s largest independent book festival.

“Emory University has a highly esteemed writing program and a library worth losing yourself in, especially in the Matheson Reading Room,” the travel website says. “Atlanta was home for a time to both Flannery O’Connor and Margaret Mitchell, and other notable literary-leaning residents have been former U.S. poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, Alice Walker, and W.E.B. Du Bois.”

Decatur shares the list with places like New Orleans, La., Bath, England, Calcutta, India and Prague.

To see the full list, click here.

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