Local & Regional Interest


Here are just a handful of the books we have in our local & regional section.

These books fit one or more of the following descriptions:

  • written by a local author
  • about Athens and its environns
  • about someone from Athens
  • published by an Athens-area press (like UGA Press!)
  • focused on the nature of our region

Searching for something in particular? Use the search bar on our site, or email us at info@avidbookshop.com to tell us what you're looking for. 

$29.95
SKU: 9781610056977

Eddie's Week By Patrick Dean Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781733150927
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Birdcage Bottom Books - September 16th, 2020

Written by Athens artist Patrick Dean! Check out our fall 2020 event with him on our YouTube channel here


The Forever Wish of Middy Sweet By Terry Kay Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780881467536
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: Mercer University Press - August 3rd, 2020

To Dance With the White Dog By Terry Kay Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780671726737
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: Washington Square Press - November 1st, 1991

The King Who Made Paper Flowers By Terry Kay Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780881467727
Availability: May be available from publisher - may take a month or more to arrive/ship
Published: Mercer University Press - October 1st, 2020

$14.95
SKU: 9781537498799

The Flickskinny Book: Twentieth Anniversary Edition By Jeremy Long Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780997522761
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Garbage Factory - October 26th, 2018

Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia (Music of the American South #3) By Gordon Lamb Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820354132
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - April 15th, 2018

$60.00
SKU: 9781944193461

Do NOT Read This Book At Bedtime By Bart King, Jacob Wenzka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bart King, Jacob Wenzka (Illustrator)
$20.85
ISBN: 9780998083223
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Fair Shake Press - November 30th, 2018

Robot Soup By Bart King, Jacob Wenzka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bart King, Jacob Wenzka (Illustrator)
$20.85
ISBN: 9780998083230
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Fair Shake Press - April 18th, 2020

Drunken Robins By David Oates Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780984100514
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Brick Road Poetry Press - April 19th, 2011

Watkinsville: From the Collection of Bobby Gordon (Images of America) By Hugh C. Gordon, Margaret F. Sommer, Oconee County Historical Society Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781467129220
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - January 14th, 2019

Party Out of Bounds: The B-52's, R.E.M., and the Kids Who Rocked Athens, Georgia (Music of the American South #2) By Rodger Lyle Brown Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820350400
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - September 1st, 2016

Sir and Miss Annie By Alice Tipton LaFleur Cover Image
$15.70
ISBN: 9781546618188
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 15th, 2017

Ready Player Two: Women Gamers and Designed Identity By Shira Chess Cover Image
$35.10
ISBN: 9781517900694
Availability: May be available from publisher - may take a month or more to arrive/ship
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 1st, 2017

Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State By Chris Greer Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781493045372
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: Globe Pequot Press - June 1st, 2020

$12.00
SKU: 9780692736524

Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States By Linda G. Chafin, Hugh Nourse (Illustrator), Carol Nourse (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda G. Chafin, Hugh Nourse (Illustrator), Carol Nourse (Illustrator)
$32.95
ISBN: 9780820348681
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: Wormsloe Foundation Nature Books - June 1st, 2016

Arresting Development: Comics at the Boundaries of Literature (World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series) By Christopher Pizzino Cover Image
$37.44
ISBN: 9781477310687
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: University of Texas Press - September 6th, 2016

The Heroines Club: A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle By Melia Keeton-Digby Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781910559147
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: Womancraft Publishing - March 31st, 2016

$25.00
SKU: 9780578589183

Civil War Ghosts of North Georgia (Haunted America) By Jim Miles Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626191846
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: History Press - July 16th, 2013

A Lillian Smith Reader By Margaret Rose Gladney (Editor), Lisa Hodgens (Editor), Lillian Smith Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780820349992
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - September 1st, 2016

Through the Arch: An Illustrated Guide to the University of Georgia Campus By Larry Dendy, F. N. Boney (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Larry Dendy, F. N. Boney (Foreword by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9780820342481
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - September 15th, 2013

Northeast Georgia in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History) By Gary L. Doster Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738589909
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 18th, 1998

Ghost Hog By Joey Weiser Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781620105979
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Oni Press - May 7th, 2019

Broad River User's Guide By Joe Cook Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820348889
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: Wormsloe Foundation Nature Books - March 1st, 2016

A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia By Rose McLarney (Editor), Laura-Gray Street (Editor), L. L. Gaddy (Editor) Cover Image
By Rose McLarney (Editor), Laura-Gray Street (Editor), L. L. Gaddy (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820356242
Availability: May be available from publisher - may take a month or more to arrive/ship
Published: Wormsloe Foundation Nature Books - October 15th, 2019

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Wild Milk By Sabrina Orah Mark Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780997366686
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 1st, 2018

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The Babies By Sabrina Orah Mark Cover Image
$16.10
ISBN: 9780975499016
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Saturnalia Books - March 1st, 2004

Tsim Tsum By Sabrina Orah Mark Cover Image
$16.80
ISBN: 9780981859125
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Saturnalia Books - October 1st, 2009

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The Wrong Heaven By Amy Bonnaffons Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316516181
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: Back Bay Books - January 14th, 2020

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The Regrets By Amy Bonnaffons Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316516167
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 4th, 2020

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Why Art? By Eleanor Davis Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683960829
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Fantagraphics - March 13th, 2018

Libby's Dad By Eleanor Davis Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9781940398525
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Retrofit Comics - September 21st, 2016

You & a Bike & a Road By Eleanor Davis Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781927668405
Availability: May be available from publisher - may take a month or more to arrive/ship
Published: Koyama Press - May 16th, 2017

The Hard Tomorrow By Eleanor Davis Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770463738
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 8th, 2019

Set To Sea By Drew Weing Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781606997710
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: Fantagraphics - November 16th, 2014

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The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo By Drew Weing Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250188267
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: First Second - September 11th, 2018

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall By Drew Weing Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781626724921
Availability: May be available from publisher - may take a month or more to arrive/ship
Published: First Second - September 11th, 2018

The Ballad of Brighid of Atlanta: Kid-Friendly Version By John Pence, Joe Koziarski Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780997522709
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: John Pence - May 2nd, 2016

The Day the World Flipped Over By Bain Mattox Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780997522716
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: John Pence - September 16th, 2016

Creatures Peculiar and Crooks By Bain Mattox Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780997522754
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: John Pence - November 5th, 2017

Hummingbird Sleep: Poems, 2009-2011 By Coleman Barks Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820345048
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: University of Georgia Press - March 1st, 2013

Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory By Barbara McCaskill Cover Image
$27.54
ISBN: 9780820347240
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-10 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - May 15th, 2015

Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State By Chris Greer Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781493045372
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days.
Published: Globe Pequot Press - June 1st, 2020