2022 Decatur Book Festival

Decatur Book FestivalThe AJC Decatur Book Festival returns in person with an incredible lineup to celebrate! Join the country’s largest independent book festival with a special keynote to kick off the weekend.

2022 Festival Details
Saturday, October 1st
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, September 30th
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Highlighting selected authors with new fall publications, the event features fifteen sessions presented across: adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and children & youth.

Friday evening features a special appearance from former Presidential Photographer, Pete Souza! While the Festival is free and open to attend, the Keynote is a ticketed event. At the keynote event, Pete will discuss The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency. 

Festival History

Based on previous years, the festival is typically projected to bring in over 75,000 attendees through the holiday weekend with a variety of hands-on entertainment! The city of Decatur has been especially welcoming of family-friendly festivals and is known as one of the best settings for attendees to enjoy the vibrant cultural and history of Atlanta.


The mission of the Decatur Book Festival is to bring together writers, publishers, booksellers, and book-lovers alike to celebrate the written and spoken word. No genres are prohibited or excluded from the festival, and festival-goers are encouraged to find their next favorite book! Writers, journals, publishers, writers’ groups, artists, and many other groups and individuals celebrate the written word, encouraging readers to pick up a new favorite book from an array of genres, including: romance, history, health and wellness, science, religion, poetry, and more.

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