Avid Bookshop

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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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Upcoming Events

Between the Listening and the Telling by Mark Yaconelli
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ruinsong by Julia Ember
Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
On the Rooftop by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Sunday, January 8, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

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

Children's Bestsellers

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Buster Undercover By Caleb Huett Cover Image
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Tofu Takes Time By Helen H. Wu, Julie Jarema (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Stacey’s Extraordinary Words By Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas (Illustrator) Cover Image
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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

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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
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Taste: My Life Through Food By Stanley Tucci Cover Image
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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

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