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Avid Bookshop


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

Now is Not the Time to Visit by Kevin Wilson
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Lady Joker, Volume 1 by Kaoru Takamura
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Lillah Lawson's So Long, Bobby
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Adversary by Emmanuel Carrère
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Sunday, March 12, 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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A Fire Endless: A Novel (Elements of Cadence #2) By Rebecca Ross Cover Image
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Our Missing Hearts: A Novel By Celeste Ng Cover Image
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Liberation Day: Stories By George Saunders Cover Image
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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
The Passenger By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
Demon Copperhead: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image

Children's Bestsellers

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Eden's Everdark By Karen Strong Cover Image
Diper Överlöde (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 17) By Jeff Kinney Cover Image
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Buster By Caleb Huett Cover Image
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Top Elf By Caleb Huett Cover Image
The Three Billy Goats Gruff By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
Shiny Happy People: A Children's Picture Book By M. R. E. (Lyricist), Paul Hoppe (Illustrator) Cover Image

Culinary Bestsellers

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The Grit Cookbook: World-Wise, Down-Home Recipes By Jessica Greene, Ted Hafer Cover Image
Classic City Cooking
Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files: A Cookbook By Deb Perelman Cover Image
What's for Dessert: Simple Recipes for Dessert People: A Baking Book By Claire Saffitz Cover Image
Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook By Ina Garten Cover Image
Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals: A Cookbook By Melissa Clark Cover Image

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