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(PHOTOS) 2019 Decatur Book Festival

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(PHOTOS) 2019 Decatur Book Festival

Frank Jacks browses through crates of books during the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday.
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By Dean Hesse, contributor 

Decatur hosted the annual Decatur Book Festival over the weekend. The annual Labor Day weekend event draws book lovers of all ages to the city for book signings, author readings, poetry slams and other literary happenings.

Kate Brookmeyer and Molly Nuttal check out the bargains at the Friends of Decatur Library book sale during the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday morning.

 

 

Jerry G. White keeps time on his drum while New Times bestselling author and illustrator of the “Mother Bruce” series Ryan T. Higgins leads the Children’s Parade through the downtown square during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.

Politician and New York Times bestselling author Stacey Abrams greets a capacity crowd and poses for pictures at First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary before her session “Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change” with interviewer Candice Dyer during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.

Molly Adele Coblentz, 4, tries out Jerry G. White’s snare drum while she waited for the Children’s Parade to start Saturday during the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

Kendall Morris, 7, checks out some calendars at the Eagle Eye Books booth during the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday.

Book lover Nora Gulick, 2, flips through a children’s title at the Decatur Education Foundation Reader -to-Reader book sale booth during the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday.

Author Gerald L. Coleman talks about the titles at The State of Black Science Fiction booth during the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday.

Ondrej Szorad, 5, spins the prize wheel while Embry Hills Branch Manager Deborah Stone looks on at the DeKalb Public Library booth during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.

A capacity crowd filled the sanctuary at First Baptist Decatur to hear Stacey Abrams talk during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.

 

 

Author Heather Montgomery gives a presentation at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators booth during the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday.

Anoushka Pant gets her caricature drawn by Wade Collins at the AJC tent during the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday.

(l-r) George Eckard, Clark Brown and John Miller from the 4 Man String Band perform Saturday at the Community Bandstand during the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

Sarah Morrell (l) and her mother Janine Morrell check out the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday morning.

Daniel Stern strums his guitar and sings during the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday.

Stella Amari Pratt, 8, plays at the Friends School of Atlanta booth during the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday.

Children’s Author Todd Key balance a ball in front of his booth during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.

Joe Barry Carrol interviews Portrait of An American Businessman: One Generation from Cotton Fields to Boardroom author Carl Ware at Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary during the AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday.

Peter Constant from Ma’s Irish Kitchen prepares loaded potato bowls for attendees of the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.

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