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Best Library

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Library BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Metropolitan Library (Featured)

Best Library BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
DeKalb County Public Library Decatur Branch (Featured)

Best Library BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum (Featured)

Best Library BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum (Featured)

Best library BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Decatur Library (Featured)

Best library BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Decatur Library (Featured)

Best Library for Explaining Painful Times BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Auburn Avenue Research Library
You can't check out books at the AUBURN AVENUE RESEARCH LIBRARY. But the building's modern design is so inviting - and its collection of works chronicling African-American life is so unusual - that camping out there is no bother. A lot has changed since the original Auburn Avenue library opened in 1921,more...
You can't check out books at the AUBURN AVENUE RESEARCH LIBRARY. But the building's modern design is so inviting - and its collection of works chronicling African-American life is so unusual - that camping out there is no bother. A lot has changed since the original Auburn Avenue library opened in 1921, a time when libraries and just about everything else were segregated. When the new Auburn Avenue library reopened in 1994, it became the first library of its kind in the Southeast. Among other prized possessions, it houses rare pre-1865 books and pamphlets by black authors, more than 100,000 negative prints of early-20th-century black artists and an impressive sound collection of phonographs and radio shows by black musicians. Rather than representing a divide between blacks and whites in the South, the Auburn Avenue Library now celebrates the artistic gifts that arose from an oppressive era. "101 Auburn Ave. 404-730-4001. www.af.public.lib.ga.us/aarl" less...

Best Lifestyle Store BOA Award Winner

Andrew
1545 Peachtree Road 404-607-1747 Sexy clothes, sultry music, modern furnishings and cool art - it's all for sale at Andrew Caprone's newest store. It's like walking into a great loft and being able to buy everything in it. His spare, clean aesthetic is appealing to men and women alike and, while nothingmore...
1545 Peachtree Road 404-607-1747 Sexy clothes, sultry music, modern furnishings and cool art - it's all for sale at Andrew Caprone's newest store. It's like walking into a great loft and being able to buy everything in it. His spare, clean aesthetic is appealing to men and women alike and, while nothing is inexpensive, there definitely is something you can afford. less...

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