Search form

Avid Bookshop


Avid Match Book Shop

Avid Bookshop is a fiercely independent, community-focused bookselling business in Athens, Georgia (and worldwide here on this very website, avidbookshop.com!). Founded by Janet Geddis, Avid has been named by Flagpole readers as Athens' Favorite Local Business for ten years' running! In 2022, we were also named Favorite Store to Buy a Gift & Favorite Uniquely Athens Store. We are proud to be recognized nationally as a bookstore with outstanding booksellers who are frequent speakers, panelists, and in-conversation partners at book industry events and conferences.

As the country has become more fraught, Avid booksellers have become more outspoken about standing up for human rights, equality, and the freedom to read. We are a safe space and are proud to serve those here in Athens, Georgia and our website customers nationwide. 

We stay true to the “buy local first” mantra, choosing to support independent, locally-owned businesses for supplies whenever possible and opting to work with highly-rated, ethically sound national businesses when a local option isn't available. When it comes to buying local first, we really do practice what we preach.  

Read More Donate

Upcoming Events

Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Trust by Hernan Diaz
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Try out the

Avid Book Subscription Program: Avid Snail Mail! #avidsnailmail

The Avid Book Subscriptions Program is one of the most wonderful services Avid provides. Each month, Avid booksellers hand-select a separate title for each subscriber, each one tailored to suit his, her, or their individual tastes.

Learn More
book subscription program

Shop Local. Right Here.

Support your neighborhood bookstore, no matter where you are. Avid Bookshop has over 2 million books in stock, and we can ship everywhere in the nation. Browse our bestseller lists or our staff picks to find your next great read!

Visit Online Shop

Adult Hardcover Bestsellers

View All Adult Hardcover Bestsellers
Sea of Tranquility: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
The Candy House: A Novel By Jennifer Egan Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
How High We Go in the Dark: A Novel By Sequoia Nagamatsu Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
This Time Tomorrow: A Novel By Emma Straub Cover Image
The Swimmers: A novel By Julie Otsuka Cover Image

Children's Bestsellers

View All Children's Bestsellers
Staff Pick Badge
Buster Undercover By Caleb Huett Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
Tofu Takes Time By Helen H. Wu, Julie Jarema (Illustrator) Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
Stacey’s Extraordinary Words By Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas (Illustrator) Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
Buster By Caleb Huett Cover Image
Mina By Matthew Forsythe, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator) Cover Image
Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest By Phoebe Wahl Cover Image

Culinary Bestsellers

View All Culinary Bestsellers
Staff Pick Badge
Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations By Nicole A. Taylor Cover Image
Classic City Cooking
The Wok: Recipes and Techniques By J. Kenji López-Alt Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
Taste: My Life Through Food By Stanley Tucci Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
How to Cook: Building Blocks and 100 Simple Recipes for a Lifetime of Meals: A Cookbook By Hugh Acheson Cover Image
Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables By Joshua McFadden, Martha Holmberg (With) Cover Image

Search for your next read