Acworth Classic Car Cruise and Book Signing

On Saturday October 26th, the city will host a Classic Car Cruise from  4 – 9 PM on Main Street in Downtown Acworth.  Acworth Bookstore will be open during this event.

We will also host a book signing by William Patrick Dean. Patrick has written two books: “Ultra-Large Aircraft 1940-1970” and “The ATL-98 Carvair”.

Book Signing August 10

Acworth Bookstore will host a book signing SATURDAY August 10th from 1 to 5 PM . Todd Defeo is the author of Western and Atlantic Railroad, an Arcadia publication. The State of Georgia chartered the Western & Atlantic Railroad in 1836. The railroad aided in the development and growth of many communities between Atlanta and Chattanooga TN. During the Civil War, both armies used this vital artery, and it was the setting for one of the war’s most iconic events, the Great Locomotive Chase. The state still owns the Western & Atlantic and has leased it since 1870. Todd highlights the line’s essential role in North Georgia and in being the backbone of the region’s industry. As Atlanta ponders its transportation future, it is important to remember that without the Western & Atlantic, Atlanta would not be the city it is today.

Special Sale & Book Signing

Acworth Bookstore will host a book signing SATURDAY June 8th from 1 to 5 PM . Wayne Vansant brings history alive with graphic novels. Wayne began his writing and illustration career in 1986 with Marvel Comics’ “Savage Tales” and “The ‘Nam.”   Most of Wayne’s titles will be available for signing.

AND Donna Davis Estate Sales will have a Large Gold Silver Coin and Sports Memorabilia Sale on Friday 6/7 and Saturday 6/8 from 10AM to 5 PM each day.

 Major Coin Sale gold silver as well as Sports Memorabilia Collectibles •Exceptional investment opportunity •Five Coin American 10 Year Anniversary Set Ungraded, •American Eagle Coins •Best modern sets •Stone Mountain Halves •Loose Coins  •Sports memorabilia including Muhammad Ali authentic signed boxing gloves •Framed Shadow Box Willie Mays The Catch, Great presentation piece •Michael Jordan art print autographed.

Please note if parking not available in front, there is plenty of parking behind the store at City Hall.

Please note cash only for coins. Armed policeman will be present during the sale.

May Book Signings

BB Prescott will be signing his novel “AURONA” on SATURDAY May 11th from 1 to 5 PM. After a boy and his grandfather discover an alien outpost in the jungles of New Guinea, Aurona’s great puzzle unfolds. AURONA is stunningly visual, rich with detailed illustrations and a quickly developing, suspenseful storyline. A technological feast, it feeds the universal human quest for the New and Different. It’s a guaranteed clean read for all ages, full of action and adventure! Rebecca Marsh will be signing her book “When the Storm Ends” on SATURDAY May 18th from 1 to 5 PM. Beth became a child psychologist so she could help children who are broken and hurting, but Erin, the fifteen-year-old who killed her father, is different- she’s sure that something terrible was done to this girl. The clock is ticking toward Erin’s trial, and Beth is out of options. In revealing the truth about Erin, a connection between them will shake Beth to the core

Book Signing April 20

Tom Long will be signing “This Guitar Can Talk: Untold Musical Stories from the jungle of Vietnam to 16th Avenue in Nashville Tenn” on SATURDAY April 20th from 1 to 3 PM. Tom Long, music industry professional from Atlanta and 30 years in Nashville music publishing, bought a guitar after returning from Vietnam in 1968, which has been with him on an incredible music journey from Atlanta to Music City USA! Over 200 well known artists and writers have etched their signatures in this cherished friend, a Yamaha FG-180 guitar. The stories and photos with each signing over the years will reveal many untold stories we want to share with you in this book. But let the guitar do the talking, because “This Guitar Can Talk!”

Art Fest & Book Signings

Acworth Bookstore will host two book signings SATURDAY April 6th from 1 to 5 PM during the Acworth Art Fest. Wayne Vansant brings history alive with graphic novels. Wayne began his writing and illustration career in 1986 with Marvel Comics’ “Savage Tales” and “The ‘Nam.” His current project is a Russian Front trilogy entitled “Katusha: Girl Soldier of the Patriotic War”. Most of Wayne’s titles will be available for signing. Dennis Klein will be signing “Normandy, 75 Years Later”. This is a photographic journey of modern day Normandy and the historical remnants left from World War II. And we will also host Mike Roshaven of BeeHaven, our local ‘honey man’. Mike will give lectures on bee keeping and honey throughout the day. The Acworth Art Fest takes place in Historic Downtown Acworth on Saturday April 6 from 10 am-6 pm and on Sunday April 7 from 10 am -5 pm.

KSU SCMPD Authors Publication Party

Acworth Bookstore will host a publication party for Kennesaw State University School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development  to celebrate faculty accomplishments. Faculty in the School have published 10 books in the last 5 years and are due to publish 6 more in 2019! 

Please join us in celebrating new titles. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2017-2019 Releases

1.Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen by Maia Carter Hallward and Amanda Guidero Published January 2019 Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen compares different international responses to the internal conflicts in Syria and Yemen through an examination of the coverage each conflict has received in the media. The work explores and evaluates rival explanations for why the Syrian conflict has garnered so much more attention than the Yemen conflict and the opportunities and limitations for using international law and international humanitarian law to discuss and analyze intervention. Using this assessment, the authors discuss why this differential attention matters in terms of IR theory, humanitarian response, and policy recommendations for responding to humanitarian crises.

2.Everyday Sustainability: Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling by Debarati Sen Published July 2018 WINNER OF TWO BOOK AWARDS. Everyday Sustainability is a fantastic and strong ethnography looking into problems of microcredit. It makes an important intervention in the field of “fair trade” and provides novel contributions to the discourse on helping or empowering women workers in India (and elsewhere). This book offers a textured critique of so-called fair trade economic models through a post-colonial, feminist framework. It offers an extensive review of feminist research methods grounded in ethnography. This is a lucid book based on over ten years of research. Its success as a text relies on an approachable use of theory and highly precise writing. Everyday Sustainability is a monumental achievement in feminist ethnography. -Praise from Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize Committee (2018) National Women’s Studies Association

3.The Russion Revolution A View from the Third World by Walter Rodney Edited by Jesse Benjamin and Robin D. G. Kelley Walter Rodney’s Russian Revolution collects surviving texts from a series of lectures he delivered at the University of Dar es Salaam, an intellectual hub of the independent Third World. It had been his intention to work these into a book, a goal completed posthumously with the editorial aid of Robin D.G. Kelley and Jesse Benjamin. Moving across the historiography of the long Russian Revolution with clarity and insight, Rodney transcends the ideological fault lines of the Cold War. Surveying a broad range of subjects—the Narodniks, social democracy, the October Revolution, civil war, and the challenges of Stalinism—Rodney articulates a distinct viewpoint from the Third World, one that grounds revolutionary theory and history with the people in motion.

4.Atone: Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation Edited by Brandon D. Lundy, Akanmu G. Adebayo, and Sherrill Hayes Published February 2018 Atone examines the relationship between religion and conflict has generated considerable academic and political debate. Although the majority of religions and spiritual traditions are replete with wisdom that propagates a broader unity among human beings, these same examples have been used to legitimize hatred and fear. While some studies claim that religion facilitates peacebuilding, reconciliation, and healing, others argue that religion exacerbates hostility, instigates vengeance-seeking behaviors, and heightens conflict. But religion does not act by itself, human beings are responsible for acts of peace or conflict, of division or reconciliation, in the name of religion. This book addresses these rather complex issues from the perspective of reconciliation, or atonement, to advance both the frontiers of knowledge and the global search for alternative paths to peace.  Date & Time Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

January Book Signings


Acworth Bookstore will hold book signings on January 12 and 19 from 1 to 5 PM.

Part of a trilogy, Jane Suen will be signing her third novel “Primal Will”. All three novels will be available at Jane’s signing on January 12 from 1 to 5 pm. Jane Suen is the award-winning author of “Children of the Future”, her debut novel, and other works of fiction.

Wayne Vansant brings history alive with graphic novels. Wayne began his writing and illustration career in 1986 with Marvel Comics’ “Savage Tales” and “The ‘Nam.” He has written and/or illustrated many books on historical subjects such as ” The War in Korea”, “Normandy”, and “Gettysburg”. His current project is a Russian Front trilogy entitled “Katusha: Girl Soldier of the Patriotic War”. Most of Wayne’s titles will be available for signing on January 19 from 1 to 5 pm.

December Book Signings

Acworth Bookstore will hold these book signings in December:  December 8, 15 and 22  from 1 to 5 PM.

Josh Batchelder, Lt Colonel (USAF Retired), will be signing “Black Watch Diary” on December 8 from 1 to 5 pm. The book is a quick take on the experiences of a man who proudly served his country as a member of the 59th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, flying world-wide missions in transport aircraft, and later as an Aerospace Education Officer in the Georgia wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Josh is also a certified Graphoanalyst. Josh will also have be signing his four books on analyzing personalities including “The Wheel: The Art of Wheel and Handwriting Analyses”.

On December 15th, Sarah Moore will be signing her newest children’s book. “Bandit Goes On A Picnic” is the story of a curious raccoon named Bandit who goes out to play in the woods with his siblings one afternoon and stumbles upon a picnic basket that has been left behind.  Being the mischievous guy that he is, he just can’t resist seeing what might be inside… but he’d better be careful, because curiosity can lead you to some very surprising places!

And on December 22nd, Meggan Kaiser will be signing “Everywhere for Nothing: Free Travel for the Modern Nomad”,  your ticket for a high-value, life-changing, and *free* travel experience. Whether you’re a backpacker, digital nomad, retired adventurer, or resort-loving family, there are tons of ways to make money absent from your travel experience.  Kaiser has combed over thirty countries and hundreds of cities, taken every imaginable mode of transport —all to find the best tips, secrets, and hacks to travel for free.

Any and all would make excellent Christmas gifts!