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(PHOTOS) 2018 Decatur Book Festival

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(PHOTOS) 2018 Decatur Book Festival

Kate Walsh at the Tall Tales Books booth is happy to take your order for one of the many books for sale today at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips
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Photo by Richard Phillips

By Richard Phillips, contributor 

The Decatur Book Festival returned this weekend, bringing book lovers to downtown Decatur.

The free event included discussions with authors, food tents, cooking demonstrations and kids activities.

If you didn’t go Saturday, the event continues on Sunday, Sept. 2, from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, click here.

Jeanette Watts, author of “Jane Austin Lied to Me” is escorted by her husband Michael at the Decatur Book Festival over Labor Day Weekend 2018. Photo by Richard Phillips

Waiting in line for Mike Luckovich to sign a copy of his latest book at the Decatur Book Festival – 2018. Photo by Richard Phillips

Some of Mike Luckovich’s fans got signatures and a special treat. Photo by Richard Phillips

Mike Luckovich, AJC Cartoonist, signs his latest book and shakes the hand of one of his fans at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Mike Luckovich, AJC Cartoonist, signs his latest book at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Bryon and Adrianne Hand share a cold pop with son Kalleb, 18 months, at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

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Virginia Willis (L) and Jamie DeMent (R) put finishing touches on a recipe from their book “Sharing the Bounty: Two Chefs Dish on the Modern Southern Table”. Photo by Richard Phillips

Virginia Willis puts finishing touches on her shrimp dish while talking about “Sharing the Bounty: Two Chefs Dish on the Modern Southern Table”. Photo by Richard Phillips

It can really get crowded at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Alex Johns (5) resident of Scottdale, Ga, is working on his masterpiece at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Books and adventures are waiting for those who visit the Carlos Museum; Elisabeth Hornor (L), Allison Hutton (C) and Lorranine Rooks Cary are glad to show you around. Photo by Richard Phillips

Jen Huggins of Decatur sorts out her choices at the annual Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Haley Rose displays her latest books for kids; she came from Arizona to participate in the annual Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Ken Wiltsee (C) and Gwen Jolley (R) talk to Joe Myers (L) and Emerging Author for Children’s books at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Volunteers handing out the remaining delicious hot brownies from a Cooking Discussion at the Decatur Book Festival; Jonathan Salman (C) and Sawyer Prichard (R). Photo by Richard Phillips

The Little Tart displays a huge variety of delicious temptations today at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Maurice Hobson talks about his book “Black Mecca” at the Courthouse today at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Kate Walsh at the Tall Tales Books booth is happy to take your order for one of the many books for sale today at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Merrill J Davies (L) and Sally Kilpatrick discuss the origins and inspiration for her books at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

A huge selection of books to choose from at the annual Decatur Book Festival – 2018. Photo by Richard Phillips

A huge crowd came to hear Dr. William Foege speak today at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

A huge crowd came to hear Dr. William Foege speak today at the Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Even Harry Potter showed up to march in the parade today. Photo by Richard Phillips

Jeffy G White, Drummer, leads off the Children’s Parade at the Annual Decatur Book Festival. Photo by Richard Phillips

Angela DiTerlizzi spreades her ‘glitter’ to many children in celebration of her new book “Just Add Glitter.” Photo by Richard Phillips

Jade and Chloe Nicholas proudly display their new book just before having it signed by author Angela DiTerlizzi. Photo by Richard Phillips

Getting ready for the Annual Decatur Book Festival Children’s Parade. Photo by Richard Phillips

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