2018 Georgia Book and Paper Fair

The Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association (GABA) is happy to announce that the GABA Book & Paper Fair returns this year to the annual Decatur Book Festival, Labor Day Weekend, September 1st and 2nd. The book fair is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

This year, the Book & Paper Fair moves to a new venue, the Ebster Recreation Center, located at the corner of Trinity Place and Electric Avenue, two blocks from the Square. It’s a great place for this year’s book fair. Look for the colorful signs down McDonough and Trinity to direct you! And unlike shopping online and looking for a specific book, when you’re browsing multiple dealers you’ll discover new titles, and learn about all sorts of related books, books you’ll treasure. In addition to the vendors, there will be drawings for books and other great items.

There also will be four book-related presentations during the book fair, two on each day. On Saturday, you can learn about book collecting and about book binding and conservation of your rare books. On Sunday, two of our expert book dealers (read “authorities!) will each discuss a well-known author: America’s first “muckraker” journalist, H.L. Menken, and England’s beloved author C.S. Lewis. All four sessions should be fascinating — and definitely worth any book lover’s time!

According to Libby Ware, GABA president and owner of Toadlily Books in Atlanta, “When browsing a book fair, you’ll find things you never even knew existed – until you see them! We have over two dozen booksellers from around Georgia and the Southeast — booksellers knowledgeable about all aspects of book collecting. All in one place!”

Ebster Recreation Center
105 Electric Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

Decatur Book Festival map: https://decaturbookfestival.com/files/festival-map.pdf

Press release: http://gaba.net/Book%20Fair%202018%20-%20press%20release.doc


Bob & Lee Linn
The Ridge Books

Jim & Judy Strawn
Smythe Books

Joe Hagood
Joe Hagood Books

Josh Niesse & Meghan Bell
Underground Books

Kurt Sanftleben
Read’Em Again Books

Lawrence Van de Carr
Bookleggers Used Books

Larry Wandling
Old South Books

Mike & Katie Cotter
Back in Time Rare Books

Richard Oates
Blind Horse Books

Libby Ware
Toadlilly Books

Jim Adams
Books Again

Dave Hamilton
Americana Bookstore

Ken Mallory
Kenneth Mallory Bookseller

Cliff Graubart
Old New York Books

John Glover
Glover’s Bookery

David McCord
David McCord Bookseller

Thomas Dorn Bookseller
Canton, GA

David Brown
Book Adventure

Keith Bothelo
Crow Hop Rare Books

Andrew Huot
Big River Bindery

Atlanta Vintage Books
Jan Belgla & Bob Roarty

Half Price Books
Tony Warmus

George Webb
Tennessee Books & Autographs

Ed Albritton
Ed’s Editions

Ken Boyd
Cherokee Press

Kevin McCandess
A Fairhope Find

Josephine McDonough
McDonough Fine Art