The AJC Decatur Book Festival

Read It Again will be at The AJC Decatur Book Festival this year, helping out The Georiga Romance Writers. This will be our third year acting as GRW's vender and we are really excited. The last three years have been awesome. We'll have author talks, signings and fun book merchandise. Most of our authors are local, and LOVE to talk books and why aspiring authors should join GRW. So bring your water, sunblock and a big book bag, you're going to need it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Raise an Adult- Author Event

We are very excited to announce that the author of How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims, will be speaking at Lambert High School August 24th. We'll be there to sell her books! Order your copy today and select pick up in store, and you'll save 20%!

A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood

$27.00
ISBN: 9781627791779
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - June 9th, 2015

"Lythcott-Haims offers anecdotes of parents touring graduate schools, serving as mouthpieces for heir shy, passive children, and submitting résumés to potential employers, sometimes without their children's knowledge. These behaviors do more than mold kids into dependent beings, she argues; they corral and constrict their possibilities and their imaginations. . . . When parents laugh and enjoy the moment but also teach the satisfaction of hard work, when they listen closely but also give their children space to become who they are, they wind up with kids who know how to work hard, solve problems and savor the moment, too. In other words, get a life, and your child just might do the same someday. "(The New York Times Book Review)

"Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. She is a psychologist, sociologist, and anthropologist rolled into one, recording the attitudes and rituals of 21st-century smart kids who can't tie their shoelaces--and of their anxious, hovering parents. Reminding us that we are charged with transforming children into adults capable of meeting the challenges of life head-on, Lythcott-Haims dispenses compassion and a good kick in the pants in equal and appropriate measure. Witty, wise, and dead-on, Lythcott-Haims is a tonic for what ails this generation of kids and parents. A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." (MADELINE LEVINE, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well)


The College Kids are BACK!!

 We are so excited that our college kids are coming back! Maddie has been working here since 2012 . She just finished her sophomore year at UGA. Lauren has worked for us since 2012 and just finished her first year at Miami University in OH. Asher also started working here in 2012 and just finished his first year at Emory.

IBD 2015

 Independent Bookstore Day is all about celebrating the indie bookstore, but for us it's really about our customers. Without the avid readers and the bibliophiles, we would not exist. So, while most of the country celebrated the indie bookstore, we wanted to celebrate the indie bookstore customer. We gave away free books, home made cookies, and had a very special Storytime. It turned out to be a great Independent Bookstore Day. It was our first, so we were a little nervous. We had a few regulars who came in just because they were happy to celebrate with us. Most customers were very pleasantly surprised to find we were having a sale. I think next year we'll have a huge turn out. Before IBD we only ran a sale once a year for Black Friday/Small Business Sat, now we'll be adding IBD as a big sale day. People love a big sale. Mark your calendars people, next spring we'll celebrate our bibliophiles. 

 

       

Day Shift by Charlaine Harris

$27.95
ISBN: 9780425263198
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ace Books - May 5th, 2015

I'm in love with Day Shift by Charlaine Harris. Its the second in the the Midnight Texas series. You have to read Midnight Crossing first. Day Shift is a slower pace than The Southern Vampire series, but it has a great ensemble cast. It's not as sexy as her other books, but I didn't mind. Day Shift is really well written and leaves you wanting more. I'm not sure I can wait another year for the next in the series. 


The Girl With All The Gifts

 

 

$15.00
ISBN: 9780316334754
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - April 28th, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had visually and viscerally appealing action scenes like one would expect from a zombie book, but it was also psychologically intriguing as it dealt with a zombie child's developing mind and how she comes to perceive and define humanity. The take on zombies, or "hungries," is very original in that it's caused by a mutated fungal strain and interacts with the brain differently than most zombie infections do. The main character is the young zombie girl, and it bounces between her point of view and that of four other characters of various ages and backgrounds. It follows a similar pattern to many other dystopian novels, but the ending is unexpected and yet poetically just. It reminded me of a mix between I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier and the Walking Dead. It was fun, a fast read, and left me wanting to talk about it, so I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes zombie books, dystopias, or complex character studies. -Nicole


Staff Updates!

   Katie, who has worked for us for a little over a year, is moving on to UGA this fall. We're really sorry to see her go, but we are very excited for her to start college. She plans on double majoring in English and Classics. I'm sure we'll be seeing Katie again during school breaks. 

    To take Katie's place once she goes off to college, we've hired Tanner! Tanner is a Junor at Lambert High School, and plays the violin. Please come in and welcome Tanner. YAY! 

Things are Changing!

You may have noticed we've been moving things around? We've added a new shelf to replace part of the General section, and boy has it opened up the store. We've also added new gift shelves in the window. People keep coming asking if we painted! I've got two more shelves on order, and we can't wait! You should come in and see the diffrence. 

Independent Bookstore Day 2015

Just what does IBD celebrate? 

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.
 
Indie bookstores, whether dusty and labyrinthine or clean and well-lighted, are not just stores, they are solutions. They hold the key to your love life, your career, and your passions. Walking the aisles of a good bookstore means stumbling upon a novel from India that expands your heart. It’s encountering an art book that changes the direction of your life. It’s the joy of having a perfect stranger steer you toward the perfect book.
 
In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.

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