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1imaginelove
març 29, 2007, 10:25am

Atlanta has one of the biggest "footprints" in the nation - so where are each of you?

Also:
Do you commute into or out of ATL?

ITP or OTP?

If you live where you work, can I borrow some gas money? :D

I live in Flowery Branch near the Falcon's training camp but commute daily with my husband to Dunwoody. That puts 500 miles a week on my car - but when we started 6.5 years ago it only took us 30 minutes to get here! Now we're running around 1.5 hours...

One more question: Do you hate commuters? :P

2gistak
març 29, 2007, 9:16pm

Hello!

My wife and I live near Candler Park inside the P.
I usually take MARTA to work (in Midtown), but sometimes I drive. I do like to take the train, though, because I can read while commuting. What could be better? (Oh, I know, reading without smelling the crazies who also sometimes ride MARTA. But it's worth it.)

I grew up in Sandy Springs, and I can definitely relate to how the traffic has changed over the years.

No comment on commuters. ;-)

3Muge
març 30, 2007, 1:31pm

Hi there.

I live in Buckhead/Brookhaven area.

Among the group members, I probably have the longest commute (104 miles -yes, I measure it diligently- one-way). I work in a small town and could not take living there any longer. Hey, even Flannery O'Connor tried to escape that small town, albeit unsuccessfully. So I moved into town last month and am enjoying my decision immensely despite my long commute.

You are free to hate me. At least I saved my mental health. And also, I commute against the traffic, which helps immensely.

4gtg427s
març 31, 2007, 3:16pm

I'm in Vinings and go to Tech, so it's not really ever too much of a problem getting to school. I try to avoid 75 during rush hour. And Cobb Pkwy is a disaster most of the time, too. I'm still a student so I don't think I have any say on the topic of commuters. I'm sure they're all lovely people.
I'm originally from way down south (Valdosta, GA), so pretty much anything above Macon is considered northern.

5NativeRoses
març 31, 2007, 8:22pm

i'm in Sandy Springs for now. So far i've been very lucky and my work has been around the top-end Perimeter - 20-35 minute commutes.

6bravenewgirl
abr. 3, 2007, 9:26am

I live near Grant Park and commute to Lawrenceville every day -- 32 miles/1 hour each way. I take 85 in the mornings, but can't deal with it in the afternoon (that reverse commute doesn't seem to apply after 3pm!). I come through Stone Mtn./Decatur in the afternoons, a much saner route.

7graspingforthewind Primer missatge
abr. 3, 2007, 4:28pm

I'm in Cumming.

I commute two minutes to my office.

Hard to find other bibliophiles up here though.

8jkt1219 Primer missatge
abr. 4, 2007, 10:00am

I live in Vinings (barely inside the perimeter) and work off of Glenridge Drive at the top end of the perimeter. It usually takes about 40 minutes each way, but I hate driving. I take 285 to work and backroads home.

9nautilus_library
Editat: abr. 7, 2007, 3:49pm

I live near the West End MARTA station but my job is less than a half-hour bus ride away from my house with no transfers. I'm very lucky, as a city less friendly to non-car drivers than Atlanta would be hard to find.

Belatedly i am going to get a driver's license and i am very much looking forward to it. Among other things i'll be able to do things i couldnt get to due to being a nondriver.

But i won't stop feeling that a city isn't really a city if too many of its cultural entertainment and other resources are not available unless one has a car.

End of rant lol -- thanks for inviting me to the group!

10KevinBaker Primer missatge
abr. 15, 2007, 3:49pm

I live in Midtown, and my "commute" is a 3 minute walk.

11jesseanne21
maig 2, 2007, 4:16pm

Well, my husband and I had been living in the Brookhaven/Chamblee area for about 4 years, but we just bought a little bungalow in Decatur. I work in Decatur so I only commute about 10 minutes (HUZZAH!). Poor Husband however, works in Buckhead. It takes him about 45 minutes in traffic and he doesn't have to get on the interstate, so I'd say we both have it pretty good!

12wildbill
maig 14, 2007, 1:13pm

I live in Stone Mountain just outside the perimeter. My office is six miles from my house. I feel very lucky. I went to Emory Law school and stayed in Atlanta. I have one son who lives here and another in Colorado.

13daleducatte
Editat: maig 28, 2007, 12:42pm

Hi, everybody!

Grant Park here, about three blocks from the zoo. I moved into town partly to get off the highways ... my commute is less than three miles, used to be fifteen.

There are some pics of my house in this Flickr collection. If you like photography, the rest of my collections (so far!) are here.

Bye for now,

Dale

14Mattlanta Primer missatge
juny 21, 2007, 6:30am

Vinings, literally on the river. There's a trail from my apartment complex to the Chattahoochee NRA so I spend many hours walking and reading down there. On a good day, it's a 10-15 minute commute to work in Midtown. I have a Borders, Barnes and Noble, and two Cobb County Libraries within a 5 mile radius. Location, location, location...

15VictoriaPL
juny 29, 2007, 3:00pm

Hello there! I live in South Carolina but am thinking about spending a weekend in Atlanta and check out the book scene there. Anybody care to let me in on your favorite spots?

16FYROM Primer missatge
jul. 7, 2007, 11:28pm

Got an invite back in March but kept bugging out when I tried to join until now. Finally got it fixed =)

I'm a student at Georgia Tech, 5th year Aerospace Engineering BA. I'm an army brat, and while I currently live in Columbus, Georgia when not in school, I've lived in West Point NY, Fayetteville NC, Heidelberg and Vilseck Germany. I've only managed to log in about 2/3rds of my library, the rest are childrens books in boxes in the attic.

17gtg427s
jul. 11, 2007, 12:44am

Hey FYROM, I'm on the 5 year plan myself at Tech. I also have a lot of family from Fayetteville. Are you graduating soon?

18FYROM
jul. 13, 2007, 8:51pm

Actually on a six year plan, what with internships and a semester in France, among other things =) . Not as bad as one of my professors, took him seven years to get a bachelors...

19stephenandcissa Primer missatge
ag. 15, 2007, 4:47pm

I work at Georgia Tech and live in Midtown. Eleven minutes by bicycle or fifteen minutes on foot.

20Trai
gen. 27, 2008, 10:46am

I am about 12-15 miles northwest of the perimeter in Kennesaw. Luckily, I only need to drive about 10 miles to work and my husband works at the same location so we have the easiest carpool ever!

21dmcco01
març 5, 2008, 3:35pm

I'm in Midtown and work at CNN and sometimes at Turner's Techwood Campus. 30-ish minutes on foot or via MARTA to either.

22NativeRoses
març 26, 2008, 9:38am

Hey ~ how's it going these days down at CNN? Everything cleaned up? Those were some scary pictures after the storms.

23dmcco01
març 26, 2008, 2:21pm

It's about back to normal down here. They opened Marietta Street back up in front of the building today for the first time since the storm. I think they've got everything sealed up, if not mended yet here. They hadn't gotten to that point when the rain came through last Tuesday. It poured in the building!

24abruno
maig 8, 2008, 11:16am

I live in the Alpharetta area. I would take MARTA if they were out my way further!

25JISimpson
maig 8, 2008, 12:16pm

My wife and I are in Larryville and commute to Doraville, about 20-30 min. in traffic each way. Dreaming of moving intown -- VaHi, Inman, East Atl -- if everything falls into place.

I'm a production artist, freelance journalist and published fiction writer working on a first novel.

26Trinity
maig 20, 2008, 12:53pm

I live in Kennesaw and thankfully neither my husband or I commute any longer. I wish I could help you with gas money but even though I drive a MINI, I still have to get premium and am paying around $4+/gal now. Ugh! My policy is dont hate the commuter, hate the commute!

27pdebolt
maig 25, 2008, 2:23pm

Hi - glad to see so many fellow book lovers in the Atlanta area. I live in Dunwoody and often frequent that library since I simply couldn't house all my books if I owned them. I also teach an adult literacy student in Decatur who lives in Morrow, Ga. I fear that gas prices may reduce the number of trips he is able to make to Decatur. I just finished "Skeletons at the Feast" by Chris Bohajalian - it's terrific; I highly recommend it.

28pmla1028
jul. 12, 2008, 11:12am

I also live in Kennesaw. I feel very fortunate to have a job that allows me to tele-commute. I used drive to Vinings...I don't miss that at all!!

29glassreader
jul. 17, 2008, 10:42pm

I live in Suwanee and I'm a stay at home mom. Not much of a commute for me :)

30Frostfire
jul. 24, 2008, 12:14pm

I live in East Cobb (I actually grew up there) and work in Dunwoody -- about a ten mile commute. That can take me anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and a half!

When I lived out in Cherokee County, my commute was a minimum 23 miles one way. My son had it worse, though -- he attended Woodward Academy down in College Park, so he either rode the bus or drove 45 miles each way! Ten miles just doesn't seem bad in retrospect.

31KublaKess
nov. 2, 2008, 11:22am

I'm in "North Buckhead," which is Sandy Springs Lite, I suppose. Off Roswell Rd. Now that I've been in Atlanta over a year, this area seems pretty dull. If I had a choice right now, I'd move to East Point, Decatur, or somewhere in the Cabbagetown/EAV/L5P area. 'Cuz I'm such a big hipster and I use cool neighborhood abbreviations...hahaha.

32jlparent
feb. 18, 2010, 9:06pm

I'm in an odd corner of Alpharetta, that touches Roswell and Norcross, depending on which direction I go. I'm on Holcomb Bridge Rd, very close to the Chattahoochee River.

My commute is about 5 minutes long and I rarely go ITP.

33GeorgiaDawn
abr. 5, 2010, 10:43am

I don't actually live in Atlanta, but I travel there frequently. I was at the zoo last week with my nephew. I live in South Georgia, near Valdosta and Tifton.

34mrkurtz
abr. 9, 2010, 11:56pm

> #16, # 17, #19 It is good to see so many GT people in a library group. I graduated in only 5 years but that was back in '65BC. That is not 2000 years ago, but my EE degree was 'before computers' (did not have to take a computer course - there were some but they were electives). I am in Lawrenceville.

35damejennylynn
abr. 10, 2010, 10:49am

I am actually north of Atlanta. I am in Ball Ground. That is north of Canton and just south of Jasper.

I only go ITP to the Fox Theatre...mainly because it is such a long drive for me. :)

36rxtheresa
maig 17, 2010, 12:25pm

I live in Stone Mountain, got my master's degree from Emory and work at Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital part of Emory Healthcare

37KCato
maig 18, 2010, 11:15am

I live in Lawrenceville/Snellville (Gwinnett County) and work as a video librarian/archivist at CNN in Atlanta. I got my master's degree in Library Science at Clark Atlanta University's library school just before it was closed by the University. I'm part of the Class of 2005, the last graduating class, I believe. I love books and reading and I even like to write, though my experience as a writer is so far limited to term papers from my school days, a few valiant attempts at shoddy fiction and silly online poetry, and numerous notebooks filled with musings, arguments, dialog scenes, shopping lists, etc...It's good to see so many people from the "Metro Atlanta Area" on Library Thing.

38ElliottK
maig 28, 2010, 12:23am

I live in Tucker, work in downtown Atlanta and love Decatur.

Mostly, I buy books from Amazon or Abebooks but for brick-and-mortar, my favorites are Eagle Eye, Cokesbury, & Book Nook. I also like to hit the Northlake Goodwill (totally unpredictable).

39JasonRiedy
maig 31, 2010, 2:29pm

I'm in East Point, and I work at GT. I just hop on the MARTA.

40moodyblues
Editat: juny 1, 2010, 10:16pm

I live in Midtown on Peachtree St.
Most days I can walk to work unless bad weather.

41kidzdoc
juny 2, 2010, 3:15pm

I'm also in Midtown, and work at Scottish Rite Hospital on "Pill Hill".

42SandraWGA
juny 28, 2010, 12:05pm

I'm in Woodstock and until a year and a half ago I worked in Marietta. Not bad.

Now I work ITP around Howell Mill. And therefore my favorite time of year is when school is out.

40 minutes in the morning, anywhere from an hour to two hours at night. Yikes!

43damejennylynn
juny 28, 2010, 8:35pm

Sandra,
It is nice to know there is another person up this far north (I'm between Canton & Ball Ground). :)

I used to drive ITP for work and it was killer in the traffic. But it is crazy anywhere you drive...it is even getting worse up I575.

I hope you have a great week!
Jenny

44SandraWGA
juny 28, 2010, 9:55pm

Thanks, Jenny. I bypass 575 and take the back roads to the North Loop. I figure that's at least a half hour I miss. But either way you slice it, it's a long commute.

Still, wish I worked closer to home or lived closer to work.

45damejennylynn
juny 29, 2010, 7:51pm

I don't blame you, Sandra. I am glad I don't have a commute anymore. :)

Have you been a member of LT long? I am still learning my way around this site but I love it so far.

I hope you have a great week!

Jenny

46DivaColumbus
jul. 20, 2010, 9:20am

Hello All,

I am in Columbus Georgia. Can some of you let me know when there are book signings in Atlanta? I try to find them online, but the task is daunting. Thanks for any feedback.

47kidzdoc
jul. 20, 2010, 6:57pm

On Friday the schedule of events for this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival will be announced. It's reportedly the largest independent book festival in the country, with over 300 authors giving talks and signing books during the three day event, which runs from Sep 3-5.

The Carter Center Library & Museum has frequent author readings, including nationally and internationally prominent authors. I saw Salman Rushdie speak there a couple of years ago, after his novel The Enchantress of Florence was published in the US. The library's Events page lists upcoming readings and lectures.

A Cappella Books in Little Five Points also has an Events page that lists author events at the Carter Library, Manuel's Tavern in Poncey-Highland, and other locations in the metro area.

The biannual Richard Ellmann Lectures at Emory's Glenn Memorial Chapel is the major literary highlight of the Emory community. This year's featured speaker is Margaret Atwood, and the lectures will take place from Oct 24-26.

48rxtheresa
jul. 21, 2010, 8:22am

>46 DivaColumbus: This is a good link. http://www.georgiacenterforthebook.org/
You can sign up for their newsletter and see author talks and signings.

49DivaColumbus
jul. 21, 2010, 5:21pm

Thank you guys so much for the information. I really appreciate it.

50KCato
jul. 27, 2010, 1:37pm

I'm almost the exact opposite. I live in Lawrenceville and commute to CNN Center (downtown) every day. I use the GRTA Xpress bus (from Snellville) most days. When I drive I usually take 85s.

51mallinje
set. 11, 2010, 5:24pm

I live in Cumming and commute about 35 minutes to Atlanta for school.

52damejennylynn
set. 11, 2010, 7:02pm

That isn't too far from me. I am between Canton and Cumming. Are there any good bookstores in Cumming?

53nautilus_library
oct. 11, 2010, 12:04am

PS - re message #9, i got my drivers licence

54rxtheresa
oct. 12, 2010, 9:55pm

Congrats Nautilus! I'll wave if I see you speeding by. LOL

55SRHarbin
maig 8, 2011, 7:48pm

I live in Newnan, where my wife and kids work and go to school, but I commute to Jonesboro to work (I'm in education). My wife works at the Newnan Barnes and Noble, where I hang out a good bit in the coffee shop and read. I'm always interested in hearing any new book recommendations and making new "book" friends to discuss books and reading.
I'll read just about anything but my favorite genres are history, biography, mystery (hard boiled, historical and some cozy), science fiction and fantasy (more from the pulp and golden age era than modern) and sports...but as I said, I'll read just about anything.
Any other southsiders out there?

56DocWood
maig 9, 2011, 7:46pm

Wow! Neat to see so many LibraryThingers from up my way!

I'm from Marietta, technically, although I live much, much closer to Woodstock. I work in Woodstock and conduct almost all my errands, doc's app'ts, shopping, and whatnot there so I consider myself a resident.

JennyLynn, I do believe I know you from another group. Small world, if so.

I'm looking forward to the Decatur Book Festival because Diana Gabaldon, whose prose skills I worship, will be there. . . but I am worried about handicap access. Anybody been there before? How hard is that thing to negotiate?

57petertemplar
maig 11, 2011, 5:40pm

Midtown. 1 mile commute.

58ellafaire
juny 1, 2011, 10:23pm

I'm in Decatur and work in Dunwoody. The commute isn't bad in off hours, but is fairly bad if I'm coming home around 6:00 p.m. (especially if it's raining).

ElliottK, you're right about the Northlake Good Will. I recently found Pat Barker's Life Class there, and bought a collection of Fran Lebowitz essays in the same trip.

59carterchristian1
jul. 4, 2011, 12:23am

Oh, you poor poor commuters. My downtown condo is between the Civic Center and Peachtree Center stations,but best of all several blocks from the downtown library (where you see more cops than librarians. Pick up used books from the Friends of the Library all the time sale.

And hey Elliott...Northlake Good Will has one of the best selections of books.

60jasbro
Editat: jul. 9, 2011, 8:47am

>56 DocWood:, docwood: Sorry I didn't see your post before this morning. I thought I had starred this thread!

The AJC Decatur Book Festival website is at http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2011/index.php , with links to the full list of expected authors (Is Diana Gabaldon coming back? She's been a regular for several years, but I don't see her on "The 2011 List" -- yet!), schedules, maps, and other info.

I can't think of any inaccessible venue, with the possible exception of Eddie's Attic; I haven't really been to there enough to notice. There may also be challenges getting in and among vendor booths for the Street Market; they can get "cozy" sometimes, and sometimes they're set up on the Courthouse lawn, but mostly they're in the street or along sidewalks, etc.

Unfortunately, the inescapable challenge for all of us at DBF is the range of excellent programs spread widely across Downtown Decatur, from First Baptist Decatur (on the North), to Decatur Library (East), Decatur High School (South) and Cook's Warehouse (West, near Ponce de Leon at Commerce Drive). These distances must be more difficult to negotiate with mobility handicaps; but DBF has worked hard to address them in recent years, partly by building in "travel time" between scheduled events (presentations, signings), and by grouping similar events by time and venue (e.g., music events at Eddie's Attic, or cooking/food events at Cook's Warehouse).

Still, I can't think of any other location in Metro Atlanta that can pull off something like DBF; Decatur enjoys a full spectrum of small, intermediate and (not too) large venues, an "indigenous" literary/arts community, experienced street festival logistics, and broadly-based local business and government support. So get your schedule, get a map, plan your visit, and go enjoy.

It's gonna be great -- and I'll see you there!!

61jasbro
jul. 9, 2011, 8:45am

>46 DivaColumbus:, @BKWORM1959: Again, apologies for being late responding to your post (see #60 above).

In case you haven't already found it, check out LibraryThing Local ( http://www.librarything.com/local ), where I've regularly posted greater-Metro-Atlanta area events for the last few years. I hope somebody's seeing those posts, and getting to events they wouldn't otherwise have known about.

I try to keep up with local businesses (independent booksellers and BookAtlanta) and non-profits (Georgia Center for the Book, the Carter Library, Atlanta History Center/Margaret Mitchell House, MJCC, and SCAD). Barnes & Noble and Borders both use an auto-add function for some events, but it results in "uneven" coverage; if I see a chain event that looks interesting but isn't auto-added, I usually post that too. (Example: Stephen King, signing Under the Dome at Barnes & Noble-Buckhead, last November 13; I think a few folks showed up for that one.)

Your LibraryThing Local will likely default to a 5-mile radius of Columbus (5 libraries and 2 bookstores); but, with "Find venues" in the upper right-hand corner, you can check Atlanta venues too. You can also "Find venues" when you're headed to Portland, Oregon (only 18 events, in Powell's hometown?!?), to London (as many libraries as bookstores, but only 10 events), or to Paris (no events whatsoever, and precious few libraries; but a BAZILLION bookstores all over town!).

And, as noted in #60 above, check out the AJC Decatur Book Festival, September 2-4 in Downtown Decatur. It's been a great event the last 5 years, and 2011 should be better than ever. See you there!

62DocWood
jul. 10, 2011, 8:56am

Gabaldon was saying earlier this year (on her website) that she would be here for DragonCon but that it conflicted with the DBF schedule (I think). So DBF was a maybe. But I don't see how she could skip it--the last novel in the Outlander series is due out this year. I'm hoping it will be about then, so I can get a signed copy!

I did not know about LibraryThingLocal--I was shocked (and awed, dare I say) when I saw all the events that weren't showing up on my home page! I finally figured out that I had my range set to 10 mi. (the default, I assume--I certainly didn't do that). I nearly missed the upcoming talk about the Civil War diaries. Thanks so much for tipping us to your hard work!

some things have changed since my original post, inclluding that I am (I hope) acquiring a scooter next week. So DBF will be a heckuva lot easier than otherwise.

Meet you there? Will there be an LT meetup or should we all organize something?

63jasbro
Editat: jul. 11, 2011, 11:55am

An LT Meetup at DBF would be great! I'll be the one carrying a book. (Oh, wait a minute ... ).

Qs: How best to get word out? And who to coordinate? We only have 53 days before the Big Event (starts).

Also, unless LT deputizes somebody to set up & run a sponsor/vendor tent ("Get your CueCats here! Bumper Stickers! T-Shirts! We have Gift Memberships!"), there probably should be an appointed day & time, and it probably shouldn't be Friday (generally devoted to a writers' conference and the keynote address that evening) or Sunday (when things, inevitably, begin slowing down).

Some of us may just have to miss seeing Robert Olen Butler (Oh, no!), unless maybe we can talk him into an (additional) appearance. And maybe Diana Gabaldon can take an hour-or-so break from her DragonCon commitments, to also come see us (with her new book!).

Thoughts and suggestions are welcome. (jbd1?)

ETA: Reference http://www.librarything.com/topic/10046#2806404 above.

64carterchristian1
feb. 20, 2012, 9:41am

Just read your response...some months later. Thanks for these updates on local events. I have used them to good effect.

65jasbro
feb. 20, 2012, 3:49pm

Thanks for your response, carterchristian1. I've not done nearly as good a job posting LT Local events since the first of the year. Knowing it has also benefited somebody besides me makes a difference, however, and I'll look for a chance to get back up to speed. In the meantime, read more books!

66greeneyed_ives
març 13, 2012, 2:28pm

Hi! I recently moved to the Atlanta area so I wanted to introduce myself!

I live OTP in Duluth, and I commute even further to the town of Oakwood. It's about a 30 minute commute each way and I'm really glad it's in the opposite direction. The traffic on I85S scares me.

My wonderful boyfriend lives in Virginia-Highland, so that is where I spend most of my weekends. We love it there, especially all the fantastic local restaurants that are within walking distance. Just wish they had a local bookstore!

67rxtheresa
març 14, 2012, 3:16pm

Welcome to Atlanta greeneyed. I85 is scary. I try to avoid it at all costs esp since they added the pay lanes. You'll find alternates, Buford Hwy, Lawrenceville Hwy etc. Probably good to play around with your TomTom or facsimile. I live in Stone Mtn but my MDs office is in Duluth so I get there about once every 3 months. We found a great seafood restaurant out there across from the (perimeter) mall called Fisherman's Bucket in the Staples shopping center we stop at when out that way. There is also a big Barnes and Noble in that shopping center FYI.

68jasbro
Editat: març 15, 2012, 2:22pm

Hi, greeneyed_ives! And welcome to Atlanta!

As an ITP Native (no, really!) I'm not too terribly familiar with Duluth -- or Oakwood, either -- although I could probably get there (eventually) so long as I know they're off I-85. As for the state of that highway, I'll only say that reverse commuting is a very good thing.

On the other hand, there are plenty of Very Good Things awaiting you not too far from Virginia-Highlands! Depending on your preferences, interests, needs, moods and budgets, there's:

-- A Cappella Books, on Haralson Avenue at DeKalb Avenue, http://www.librarything.com/venue/4159/A-Cappella-Books (tell Frank, et al., I said "Hi!");

-- Eagle Eye Books, on North Decatur Road at Clairmont Road, http://www.librarything.com/venue/4378/Eagle-Eye-Book-Shop (tell Doug, et al., I said "Hi!");

-- Books Again, in Downtown Decatur, http://www.librarything.com/venue/4240/Books-Again-Inc- (tell Jim, et al. ... or, well, Octavo the cat at least ... I said "Hi!");

-- Bound to Be Read, in East Atlanta, http://www.librarything.com/venue/4283/Bound-To-Be-Read (tell Jeff and Kona the cat I said "Hi!");

-- Tall Tales Book Shop, at Toco Hills Shopping Center, http://www.librarything.com/venue/4851/Tall-Tales-Book-Shop-Inc- (tell Marlene, et al., I said "Hi!");

-- Atlanta Vintage Books, on Clairmont Road in Chamblee, http://www.librarything.com/venue/46803/Atlanta-Vintage-Books ; and

-- The Book Nook, on North Druid Hills Road near Clairmont Road, http://www.librarything.com/venue/46645/The-Book-Nook-Decatur- .

There are others, of course; go to http://www.librarything.com/local , and search for your preferred (or present!) location and range in the upper, right-hand corner.

ALSO! Mark your calendar now for the 7th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival, on and around the Square in Downtown Decatur, typically on Friday through Sunday of Labor Day Weekend (this year, I think it's August 31-September 2).

Glad to have you along for the ride!

69greeneyed_ives
març 19, 2012, 4:22pm

Thanks so much for the extensive list of bookstores! I relocated from Jacksonville, home of Chamblins (the best bookstore in the world), which was the only downside to relocating. I'll have to start exploring and find a store that is equally splendid!

And I just marked the Decatur Book Festival on my calendar. Sounds fun! :-)

70natasharenee07
jul. 7, 2012, 5:54pm

I'm in the Virginia Highlands-Druid Hills area (so ITP, and just inside the Fulton County line, though the librarian had to squint at a map to make sure).

I moved here just in time for Decatur Book Festival last year and I'm excited to go again this year!

71TinaV95
ag. 7, 2012, 7:58pm

Hi all... I have no idea how I missed this group, but I'm here now!

I live in Lawrenceville and am a traveling consultant for nursing homes so I commute all over Georgia every day (M-Thurs usually). Boo, hiss :(

My lengthy commute has allowed me to 'read' lots more books on audio though!

I am planning on going to the DBF for the first time this year! I spent most of my teen years in L'ville but moved away. Just returned two years ago so I was very excited to hear about the festival!!

72markon
ag. 10, 2012, 4:21pm

I'm just barely OTP in Tucker, but am primarily an ITP person at heart. I currently work only 4 miles from home, though I"ve had longer commutes in the past. I'm also planning to be at the Decatur Book Festival on Labor Day weekend.