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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.  

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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.

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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!

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Adult Hardcover Bestsellers

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A Fire Endless: A Novel (Elements of Cadence #2) By Rebecca Ross Cover Image
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All the Dangerous Things: A Novel By Stacy Willingham Cover Image
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel By Gabrielle Zevin Cover Image
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I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image

Children's Bestsellers

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Diper Överlöde (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 17) By Jeff Kinney Cover Image
Housecat Trouble: (A Graphic Novel) By Mason Dickerson Cover Image
Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #11): From the Creator of Captain Underpants By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) Cover Image
Narwhalicorn and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #7) By Ben Clanton Cover Image
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Buster By Caleb Huett Cover Image
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator) Cover Image

Culinary Bestsellers

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The Grit Cookbook: World-Wise, Down-Home Recipes By Jessica Greene, Ted Hafer Cover Image
The Woks of Life: Recipes to Know and Love from a Chinese American Family: A Cookbook By Bill Leung, Kaitlin Leung, Judy Leung, Sarah Leung Cover Image
Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook By Ina Garten Cover Image
Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables By Joshua McFadden, Martha Holmberg (With) Cover Image
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Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations By Nicole A. Taylor Cover Image
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Taste: My Life Through Food By Stanley Tucci Cover Image

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