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Avid Bookshop is a fiercely independent, community-focused bookselling business with two shops in Athens, Georgia. In fall 2018, Avid Bookshop was chosen as the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. Founded by Janet Geddis, Avid has been named by Flagpole readers as Athens' Favorite Local Business for seven years in a row! 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. 

In 2017, Avid was named a top-five finalist in Publishers Weekly's Bookstore of the Year competition, and Janet was named an Ambassador for Athensmade, a local group with the mission of “amplifying brands, attracting talent.” 

Avid Bookshop has been on the Bulldog 100 list three years in a row—this distinction indicates that Avid is one of the fastest-growing businesses owned/run by a University of Georgia alumna/alumnus. 

While we focus on supporting the local community both culturally and economically, Avid is also very active in regional and nationwide organizations such as the American Booksellers Association, the Independent Booksellers Consortium, and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. 

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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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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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The Knockout Queen: A novel Cover Image
The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy #3) Cover Image

Children's Bestsellers

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Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea Cover Image
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What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street?: Recipes for Kids From Around the World Cover Image
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Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
Press Here (Baby Board Book, Learning to Read Book, Toddler Board Book, Interactive Book for Kids) Cover Image

Culinary Bestsellers

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
Seeking the South: Finding Inspired Regional Cuisines Cover Image
Classic City Cooking
Secret Handshakes: The Ike & Jane Manual
The Grit Cookbook: World-Wise, Down-Home Recipes Cover Image
Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes Cover Image

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