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A Cappella Books

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Call: (404) 681-5128 or visit acappellabooks.com
The long-lived indie shop boasts new/used offerings focusing on leftist politics, Beat writers, and art/music/underground lit. A Cappella hosts author signings and live music events.

Amber Tamblyn | Any Man

Saturday August 11, 2018 12:00 am EDT
In her blazingly original and unforgettable debut novel Any Man, Amber Tamblyn brings to startling life a specter of sexual violence in the shadowy form of Maude, a serial female rapist who preys on men. In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture. A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, online, at home— the place doesn't matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of their assault in the form of doubt from the police, feelings of shame alienation from their friends and family and the haunting of a horrible woman who becomes the phantom on which society projects its greatest fears, fascinations and even misogyny. All the while the police are without leads and the media hound the victims, publicly dissecting the details of their attack. What is extraordinary is how as years pass these men learn to heal, by banding together and finding a space to raise their voices. Told in alternating viewpoints signature to each voice and experience of the victim, these pages crackle with emotion, ranging from horror to breathtaking empathy. As bold as it is timely, Any Man paints a searing portrait of survival and is a tribute to those who have lived through the nightmare of sexual assault.
Cost: Free

Amber Tamblyn: Any Man

Saturday August 11, 2018 12:00 am EDT
In her blazingly original and unforgettable debut novel Any Man, Amber Tamblyn brings to startling life a specter of sexual violence in the shadowy form of Maude, a serial female rapist who preys on men. In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture. A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, online, at home— the place doesn't matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of their assault in the form of doubt from the police, feelings of shame alienation from their friends and family and the haunting of a horrible woman who becomes the phantom on which society projects its greatest fears, fascinations and even misogyny. All the while the police are without leads and the media hound the victims, publicly dissecting the details of their attack. What is extraordinary is how as years pass these men learn to heal, by banding together and finding a space to raise their voices. Told in alternating viewpoints signature to each voice and experience of the victim, these pages crackle with emotion, ranging from horror to breathtaking empathy. As bold as it is timely, Any Man paints a searing portrait of survival and is a tribute to those who have lived through the nightmare of sexual assault.
Cost: Free

Ndaba Mandela | Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Thursday June 28, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of a child who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela's life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known.  Check out the event page here. Location: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library | 453 Freedom Parkway NE
Cost: $28 - $33

Kenny Leon | Take You Wherever You Go

Tuesday June 26, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
When Kenny Leon's grandmother told him to "take you wherever you go," she could hardly have anticipated that he would establish himself as one of Broadway's most exciting and acclaimed directors. But through years of hard work, Kenny would migrate from a small wooden house in rural Florida to the Tony Awards' stage, where he would win Best Direction of a Play for his 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun. On Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Carter Center, Kenny Leon discusses his new memoir with Lois Reitzes of WABE Radio. An audience Q&A and book signing will follow. This is a ticketed event. Tickets include a signed copy of Take You Wherever You Go. Check out the event page here. Location: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library | 453 Freedom Pky NE 
Cost: $28 - $33

Elaine Neil Orr | Swimming Between Worlds

Thursday June 21, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
From the critically acclaimed writer of A Different Sun, a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American civil rights movement. Check out the event page here. 
Cost: Free

Ambassador Rick Barton | Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World

Tuesday June 19, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Bosnia, Rwanda, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria - a quarter-century of stumbles in America’s pursuit of a more peaceful and just world. American military interventions have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, yet we rarely manage to enact positive and sustainable change. In Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World, ambassador and global conflict leader Rick Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and offers concrete and attainable solutions for the future. Check out the event page here.  Location: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library | 441 Freedom Pkwy NE
Cost: Free

Yrsa Daley-Ward | The Terrible: A Storyteller's Memoir

Sunday June 17, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
From the celebrated poet behind bone, a lyrical memoir—part prose, part verse—about coming-of-age, uncovering the cruelty and beauty of the wider world, and redemption through self-discovery and the bonds of family Check out the event page here. Location: SCADshow | 173 14th St NE
Cost: Free

Tommy Curry | Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

Sunday June 17, 2018 03:00 pm EDT
Tommy J. Curry’s provocative book The Man-Not is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. The Man-Not, therefore,is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of Black males that could challenge the existing accounts of Black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines. Check out the event page here. Location: Auburn Research Library | 101 Auburn Avenue NE
Cost: Free

Janet Croon | War Outside My Window

Wednesday June 13, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Edited and annotated with meticulous care by Janet Croon, "The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865" captures the spirit and the character of a young privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world even as his own body is slowly failing him. Just as Anne Frank has come down to us as the adolescent voice of World War II, LeRoy Gresham will now be remembered as a young voice of the Civil War South. Check out the event page here.  Location: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library | 441 Freedom Parkway NE
Cost: Free

Andrew Lawler | Secret Token: Myth, Obssession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

Tuesday June 12, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and what the Lost Colony reveals about America today Incisive and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the Lost Colony and its fate, but of how its absence continues to define-and divide-America. This event is free and open to the public. Check out the event page here.  A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event. Location: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library | 441 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Cost: Free

Michael Eric Dyson at Oakhurst Presbyterian

Tuesday June 12, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
A stunning follow up to New York Times bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop, What Truth Sounds Like exists at the tense intersection of the conflict between politics and prophecy – of whether we embrace political resolution or moral redemption to fix our fractured racial landscape. The future of race and democracy hang in the balance. Check out the event page here.  Location: Oakland Presbyterian Church | 118 2nd Avenue NE
Cost: $27 - $33

Writers At The Wrecking Bar | Silas House & Caleb Johnson

Monday June 11, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
A Cappella Books presents Writers @ The Wrecking Bar, a monthly fiction series at our neighborhood brewpub, The Wrecking Bar.  Join us and mingle with other fans of contemporary fiction each month, check out the Wrecking Bar's own unique beer selection, wine and specially crafted cocktails, enjoy complimentary snacks, and meet and engage with some of today's most celebrated novelists and short story writers.  Each program includes authors in conversation with local book critics, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The bar opens at 7PM, with the author conversation starting at 7:30PM. This event is free and open to the public. Location:  Wrecking Bar Brewpub 292 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
Cost: Free

Lauren Groff Takes Us to Florida

Friday June 8, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Meet celebrated author Lauren Groff! National Book Award finalist Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies) returns with a dazzling collection of stories set in her home state, Florida. On Friday, June 8,  at 7 p.m. Groff presents her new book in conversation with local literary critic Anjali Enjeti, before a live audience at the lovely Midtown Atlanta theater, SCADshow. A book signing will follow.  This is a ticketed event. Tickets include a first edition copy of Florida. A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event. For more about the event, go to the event page here or go to the venue's site.  
Cost: $30-$35

Kendra Field's Growing Up With the Country

Thursday February 1, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Kendra Field comes to The Carter Library to read from, discuss and sign copies of Growing Up with the Country: Family Race, and Nation after the Civil War. This event is free and open to the public. A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event. If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy here.
Cost: Free

Diane Cantor's When Nighttime Shadows Fall

Tuesday January 30, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Diane Cantor visits A Cappella Books to read from, discuss and sign copies of When Nighttime Shadows Fall. This event is free and open to the public. A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event. If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below.
Cost: Free

Bryant Simon's Hamlet Fire

Thursday January 25, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Historian Bryant Simon appears at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library to discuss and sign copies of Hamlet Fire. This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy here. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library - 441 Freedom Pkwy. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307
Cost: Free

Writers At The Wrecking Bar | Brass by Xhenet Aliu

Tuesday January 23, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Wrecking Bar Brewpub - 292 Moreland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309 A Cappella Books presents Writers @ The Wrecking Bar, a monthly fiction series at our neighborhood brewpub, The Wrecking Bar.  Join us and mingle with other fans of contemporary fiction each month, check out the Wrecking Bar's own unique beer selection, wine and specially crafted cocktails, enjoy complimentary snacks, and meet and engage with some of today's most celebrated novelists and short story writers.  Each program includes authors in conversation with local book critics, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The bar opens at 7 p.m., with the author conversation starting at 7:30 p.m. Details.
Cost: Free

When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

Monday January 22, 2018 07:00 pm EST
The Carter Center - 453 Freedom Pkwy. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307 Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors & journalist Asha Bandele come to The Carter Center to discuss and sign copies of When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. This event is free and open to the public.  If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy here.
Cost: Free

Georgia Hunter's We Were the Lucky Ones

Saturday January 20, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Oglethorpe - Dolive Theatre 4484 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30319 Debut novelist Georgia Hunter visits Oglethorpe University's Dolive Theatre to read from, discuss and sign copies of We Were the Lucky Ones. This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below. Details.
Cost: Free

Kevin Young's Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News

Thursday January 18, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Join us for a homecoming for Kevin Young as he returns to Atlanta  to read from, discuss and sign copies of his celebrated new book of non-fiction Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.  This event is free and open to the public. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library - 441 Freedom Pkwy. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307
Cost: Free

The Ice House

Wednesday January 17, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Celebrated author Laura Lee Smith (selected for "Best American Short Stories 2015") visits Ivy Hall to read from, discuss and sign copies of her new novel The Ice House. This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy here.
Cost: Free

Kristen Kish | Kristen Kish Cooking

Sunday December 10, 2017 02:00 pm EST
Come meet Top Chef winner Kristen Kish as she stops by share stories and cooking tips and to sign copies of her book Kristen Kish Cooking. Details  
Cost: Free

Atlanta Noir book tour

Tuesday August 1, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta Noir book tour features a series of14 fictional stories which each highlight a different neighborhood of Atlanta. The authors include editor Tayari Jones as well as Tananarive Due, Kenji Jasper, Tayari Jones and Dallas Hudgens, among others. At the A Capella Books stop on the tour, contributors Daniel Black, Jim Grimsley, Anthony Grooms, Jennifer Harlow, John Holman, Dallas Hudgens, Kenji Jasper, Sheri Joseph, Alesia Parker, David James Poissant and Gillian Royes will be in attendance.
Cost: Free
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Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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