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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,!). Founded by Janet Geddis, Avid has been named by Flagpole readers as Athens' Favorite Local Business for eight years in a row! In 2021, we were also given the following accolades by Flagpole readers: Favorite Store to Buy a Gift for Her, Favorite Store to Buy a Gift for Him, & Favorite Uniquely Athens Store!  In fall 2018, Avid Bookshop was chosen as the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. In addition to these locally-awarded distinctions, 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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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel Cover Image
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How Lucky: A Novel Cover Image
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Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
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While Justice Sleeps: A Novel Cover Image
The Lincoln Highway: A Novel Cover Image

Children's Bestsellers

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Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You Cover Image
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The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
Cold War Correspondent (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #11): A Korean War Tale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales) Cover Image
Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 16) Cover Image
Woodland Dance! (Boynton on Board) Cover Image

Culinary Bestsellers

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Eat & Be Satisfied: Jewish Cooking from the Classic City
Classic City Cooking
The Grit Cookbook: World-Wise, Down-Home Recipes Cover Image
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Taste: My Life Through Food Cover Image
The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails Cover Image
Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence: A Baking Book Cover Image

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