Decatur Book Fest 2012

Obviously, my weekend peaked when Meg Cabot accepted my Ron Swanson inspired mug (and then tweeted about it– go me!), but here are some other highlights from the Decatur Book Festival.

3 books for $10! And this was not some BS book sale with a bunch of books you’ve never seen before or 30 copies of Twilight from publisher’s remainders.   Oh no. These were books you might actually want. Given that I’ve managed to accrue 50 e-books this summer, I resisted the urge. But it was tempting.

It’s nice to know that even book festivals, very classy affairs, still advocate for all kinds of fried foods.

You can’t host a book festival in Georgia without nodding to Gone With the Wind in some way. My apologies to this couple, whom I do not know, but you are very cute here, for what it’s worth.

A nice touch: The Wish Tree.  Just hang your wish on a branch and let it float in the breeze.

Here’s my wish:

But I saw this one, and I thought it was just charming.  My heart swells when people get excited around books.

Bookzilla at the court house:

A growing trend: little libraries.  People leave these little boxes around town and other people leave and take books from them in a community of book sharing.  They got local artists to create their own little libraries and hosted a silent auction.

It’s not a festival without a fancy frozen treat from King of Pops, Lemon Basil to be exact.  Later, my hair stylist told me how much she reviles King of Pops because he causes traffic on her street, and she can’t wait for Michael Jackson’s lawyers to take him out.  I nodded, but I still had the delicious taste of Lemon Basil in my mouth,

The Jane Austen Society of North America made a showing, and they did not let the heat stop them from their cosplay.

That parasol looks nice, but that girl is roasting. Poor thing. I respect her commitment.

And finally, there’s always money in the banana stand.

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Posted on September 2, 2012, in 31 Things, Books and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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