ADBF - September 2017
LeUyen Pham, the designer of this year's banner, shows off her super girl skills outside the Historic Dekalb Courthouse
Waiting for the parade to begin
Charlie and Andy Palmer pose with Mr. Book just prior to kicking off the Kids' Parade.
Authors hamming it up before the parade
LeUyen Pham, Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Kelly DiPucchio showing their strength with Mr. Book. Many kids love the stories of "The Princess in Black" who has two personalities.
Mr. Book and Jerry G White, drummer, lead of the morning parade at the Decatur Book Festival.
Throngs of folks follow behind the leaders in the kids' parade on Saturday.
GSU Library representatives
Admira Milinokvic, Scott, Pieper, Christopher Moffet are eager to talk about how the library can positively influence all of us in addtion to all the electronic access we have.
UGA Press Booth
Walter Biggins, author, Kaelin (L) Broabdus and Anne Richmond Boston (R), eagerly await visitors to discuss his latest book "Bob Mould's Workbook".
Authors and fans
Kai Watts of Decatur is delighted to talk with Kalie and Jay Barber authors of some of today's popular fantasy books for kids and teens of all ages.
William Mark, Author
William Mark presented two of his books, "From Behind the Blue Line" and "Crossing the Blue Line" with a history of police service to stand by his writings.
So Many Books to Choose from.
While Dad explored the books on the shelf, his daughter is trying to keep their family dog in tow. (Name withheld for Publication)
Here's a close up of the rows upon rows of books for sale at the Decatur Book Festival
David Gushee presenting
"Still Christian Surviving the Radical Changes in American Christianity" at the First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary
Outside the Children's Used Book Booth
So many people were waiting to get into this booth while others obviously have chosen quite a few treasures already.
An armful of choices
So many childrens books to choose from, but really at a great discount at the Children's Used Book booth. (Name withheld for publication)
Making my own choices
One young man at the Decatur Book Festival was intrigued with the latest popup books at the Childrens Used Book area. (Name withheld for publication)
Later in the day
A closer look at the banner created by LeYuen Pham hanging from the top of the Historic Dekalb Courthouse
Gritty Police Procedurals
Moderator on the left along with Megan Miranda and Roger Johns discuss a series of books under the series title, "Hank Phillippi Ryan"
Authors Book Signings
Roger Johns and Megan Miranda sign one of their books for newly acquired fans.
Authors Signing Table
Megan Miranda waits to sign one a fan's copy of one the series of books for "Hank Phillippi Ryan", subtitle "Say No More"
Historic Dekalb Courthouse Lobby
Mark Kimmell (L) of Peachtree Corners, GA and his friend, Larry Dunn, from Moore, OK look for book treasures inside the Historic Dekalkb Courthouse
Henry Winkler at the ADBF
Henry Winkler, The Fonz, signs one of his now popular kids books "Hank" for Dena Krupinsky and her son Nikolay Brucherseifer
Nikolay Brucherseifer and his mother Dena Krupinsky show off their proud copy of a signed edition of "Hank", one of Henry Winkler's more popular kids books.
Along Ponce DeLeon Avenue
The crowd of book fans was quite large today along Ponce DeLeon Avenue in Decatur at the AJC Decatur Book Festival
Food stands at the Book Festival
Enjoying a bite at "New Orleans Soul Food" before continuing with their book shopping. (Names withheld for publication)
At the Culinary Stage
Holly Chute and Ted Lee discuss one of the featured presenters at the ADBF, "Princess Pamela's Soul Food Cookbook"
Shops on the Plaza
Stella Robider demonstrates the ease of using Rhineland Cutlery to sllice tomatoes with almost no effort at all.
Greeting friends at the ADBF
Having a great time at the Decatur Book Festival (Name withheld for publication)
Stopping to Nourish the Body at the Decatur Book Festival
Vallorie Byers and son Oliver stop for just a short time to refuel for the rest of the book festival adventure.
Little Shop of Stories
One of the local merchants experienced a bonanza of book lovers today at the Decatur Book Festival
The Martinelli Family
Addison (L), Michael and Isabella (R) Martinelli explore what books to purchase at the Little Shop of Stories
Wandering through all the books
Carla Yvette of Decatur is very interested in Michael Eric Dyson's book along with many others she planned on purchasing today.
Sycamore Family Zone
This years Family Zone was substantially larger than past years as you can see by the many folks strolling through the area.
Little Golden Books
This year celebrates the 75th year of continuous publication of Golden Children's Books. A family here is reading and coloring at a side booth.
Aaron Reynolds, Author
Aaron Reynolds is about to have fun with volunteers from the audience to act out some of the stories in his books. "Creepy Pair of Underwear" is his latest for the Halloween season coming up.
Childrens Books at the Decatur Recreation Center
So many books to choose from and those displayed here are from Author Aaron Reynolds
Aaron Reynolds on Display
Quite a choice for the young reader and their parents.