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 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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Upcoming Events

Matrix by Lauren Groff
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
The Rock Eaters by Brenda Peynado
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Death On the Nile by Agatha Christie
Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
The Removed by Brandon Hobson
Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 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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While Justice Sleeps: A Novel Cover Image
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold Cover Image
Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
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Of Women and Salt: A Novel Cover Image
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What Could Be Saved: A Novel Cover Image
Detransition, Baby: A Novel Cover Image

Children's Bestsellers

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Buster Cover Image
Ambitious Girl Cover Image
Dog Man: Mothering Heights: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #10): From the Creator of Captain Underpants Cover Image
We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
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I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
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Culinary Bestsellers

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How to Cook: Building Blocks and 100 Simple Recipes for a Lifetime of Meals: A Cookbook Cover Image
Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence Cover Image
Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes Cover Image
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table Cover Image

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