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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

$14.00
SKU: 9781733150927

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 Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780881467536
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Mercer University Press - August 3rd, 2020

To Dance With the White Dog Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780671726737
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Washington Square Press - November 1st, 1991

The King Who Made Paper Flowers Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780881467727
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Mercer University Press - October 1st, 2020

$14.95
SKU: 9781537498799

The Flickskinny Book: Twentieth Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780997522761
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 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) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820354132
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - April 15th, 2018

$60.00
SKU: 9781944193461

Do NOT Read This Book At Bedtime Cover Image
By Bart King, Jacob Wenzka (Illustrator)
$20.85
ISBN: 9780998083223
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Fair Shake Press - November 30th, 2018

Robot Soup Cover Image
By Bart King, Jacob Wenzka (Illustrator)
$20.85
ISBN: 9780998083230
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Fair Shake Press - April 18th, 2020

Chewing Down My Barn: Poem from the Carpenter Bees Cover Image
$17.80
ISBN: 9780692352175
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Parsons Porch Books - December 1st, 2014

Shot by Harp Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781947309739
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Deeds Publishing - February 5th, 2019

Drunken Robins Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780984100514
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Brick Road Poetry Press - April 19th, 2011

Watkinsville: From the Collection of Bobby Gordon Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781467129220
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 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) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820350400
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - September 1st, 2016

Sir and Miss Annie Cover Image
$15.70
ISBN: 9781546618188
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 15th, 2017

Ready Player Two: Women Gamers and Designed Identity Cover Image
$35.10
ISBN: 9781517900694
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 1st, 2017

Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781493045372
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Globe Pequot Press - June 1st, 2020

$12.00
SKU: 9780692736524

Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book #2) Cover Image
By Linda G. Chafin, Hugh Nourse (Illustrator), Carol Nourse (Illustrator)
$32.95
ISBN: 9780820348681
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: University of Georgia Press - June 1st, 2016

Arresting Development: Comics at the Boundaries of Literature (World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction) Cover Image
$37.44
ISBN: 9781477310687
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: University of Texas Press - September 6th, 2016

The Heroines Club: A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781910559147
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Womancraft Publishing - March 31st, 2016

$25.00
SKU: 9780578589183

Civil War Ghosts of North Georgia (Haunted America) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626191846
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: History Press (SC) - July 16th, 2013

A Lillian Smith Reader Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780820349992
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: University of Georgia Press - September 1st, 2016

Through the Arch: An Illustrated Guide to the University of Georgia Campus Cover Image
By Larry Dendy, F. N. Boney (Foreword by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9780820342481
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - September 15th, 2013

Northeast Georgia in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738589909
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 18th, 1998

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

Broad River User's Guide Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820348889
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: University of Georgia Press - March 1st, 2016

A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book #38) Cover Image
By Rose McLarney (Editor), Laura-Gray Street (Editor), L. L. Gaddy (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820356242
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - October 15th, 2019

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Wild Milk Cover Image
$16.80
ISBN: 9780997366686
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - October 1st, 2018

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The Babies Cover Image
$16.80
ISBN: 9780975499016
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Saturnalia Books - March 1st, 2004

Tsim Tsum Cover Image
$16.80
ISBN: 9780981859125
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Saturnalia Books - October 1st, 2009

The Wrong Heaven Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316516181
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Back Bay Books - January 14th, 2020

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The Regrets Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316516167
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 4th, 2020

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Why Art? Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683960829
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Fantagraphics - March 13th, 2018

Libby's Dad Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9781940398525
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Retrofit Comics - September 21st, 2016

You & a Bike & a Road Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781927668405
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Koyama Press - May 16th, 2017

The Hard Tomorrow Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770463738
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 8th, 2019

Mermin Vol. 1: Out of Water Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781620103098
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Oni Press - May 24th, 2016

Set To Sea Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781606997710
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Fantagraphics - November 16th, 2014

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The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250188267
Availability: Backordered - may take several weeks
Published: First Second - September 11th, 2018

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781626724921
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: First Second - September 11th, 2018

The Ballad of Brighid of Atlanta: Kid-Friendly Version Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780997522709
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: John Pence - May 2nd, 2016

The Day the World Flipped Over Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780997522716
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: John Pence - September 16th, 2016

Creatures Peculiar and Crooks Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780997522754
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: John Pence - November 5th, 2017

Hummingbird Sleep: Poems, 2009-2011 Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820345048
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - March 1st, 2013

Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory Cover Image
$27.54
ISBN: 9780820347240
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - May 15th, 2015

Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781493045372
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Globe Pequot Press - June 1st, 2020