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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. 

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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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
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The Pull of the Stars: A Novel Cover Image
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Parakeet: A Novel Cover Image
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Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
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The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
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Piranesi Cover Image

Children's Bestsellers

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Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea Cover Image
Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) Cover Image
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You Matter Cover Image
Harbor Me Cover Image
Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image

Culinary Bestsellers

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Secret Handshakes: The Ike & Jane Manual
The Grit Cookbook: World-Wise, Down-Home Recipes Cover Image
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
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Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste Cover Image
Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land Cover Image

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