Book Signing – June 16

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing  SATURDAY   June 16th from   1 to 5 PM.   Pete Mecca will be available to discuss and sign “VETERANS: STORIES FROM AMERICA’S BEST”.

Per one review, “VETERANS: STORIES FROM AMERICA’S BEST captures the voices of the men and women sent to war in far-off lands during America’s wars of the last century. Many kept their experiences, whether brutal, humane, or comedic, under tight wraps. Pete Mecca has sought out these veterans and, in giving them an opportunity to tell their stories, shows their wartime experiences to be powerful and poignant. Their voices speak loud and clear as they tell their stories in this stark and moving book.”

Book Signing June 15

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing  FRIDAY   June 15th from   5 to 8 PM.   Janet Elizabeth Croon will be available to discuss and sign “The War Outside My Window : The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865″ (Savas Beatie, 2018).
This unique document—rare for its teenager’s perspective, rare for its register of daily pain across five years—is a testament to what it means to watch the world of the Confederacy slowly fall as one’s body fails, too.   LeRoy Gresham, from Macon, Georgia, began writing his diary at twelve years old.   His leg had been smashed by falling rubble from a chimney of a burned-out house that he and friends were exploring.  LeRoy writes daily, most often from a reclined position and with a mind full of good humor and acid wit.   He covers the goings on of his home, family, slaves, and the people who pass through town and his house, as well as what he reads in newspapers and in a never-ending stream of novels. The war proceeds with fits and starts, and he adds his cheers for the Confederacy, until, finally, the dream of that nation comes to an end, and he also dies, at the age of seventeen. The cause, it is today decided in a detailed medical afterward written by a specialist in nineteenth-century medicine, was spinal tuberculosis, something much more insidious than a broken leg.

Signing June 9

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing SATURDAY June 9th from 1 to 5 PM.   Rebecca Vaughn of Fideli Publishing will be available to discuss the new edition of  “20 YEARS IN THE SECRET SERVICE: MY LIFE WITH FIVE PRESIDENTS”.

U.S. Secret Service Agent Rufus Youngblood was in charge of the vice presidential detail on that tragic day in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Immediately upon hearing shots being fired, he pushed Lyndon B. Johnson to the floor of their limousine, shielding the vice president’s body with his own.  This memoir, originally published by Simon & Schuster in 1973, is a candid account of Youngblood’s tenure with this crucial government agency during which he was assigned to protect Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Going behind the scenes of some of America’s most pivotal events, he describes the complexities, the risks, and the constant tensions of protecting the American president—including some of the humorous moments and unique characteristics of the chief executives themselves. This new edition now includes 48 pages of archival photographs to enhance readers’ appreciation of this personal,
firsthand account of a critical period in American history.

Acworth Bookstore – June Events

Acworth Bookstore will hold FOUR book signings during June.

On June 9th, Rufus Youngblood will be signing “20 Years in the Secret Service”.

On June 15th, Jan Croon and Ted Savas will be promoting Jan’s newest book, “The War Outside My Window”.

On June 16th, Pete Mecca will be signing  “Veterans: Stories from America’s Best”.

And on June 23rd, “Generations of Edibles: A Southern Legacy” will be signed by Elizabeth Weaver, along with food samplings from her cookbook.

Also, the Classic Car Show will be held in downtown Acworth on Saturday June 30th.

Book Signing May 12 – Michael Pressman

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing Saturday May 12th  from 1 to 5 PM.  Michael Pressman will be signing his new book “The Ribbon Creek Marines”. Michael tells the story of Marines going through training at Parris Island SC in the 1960s. The book also includes the telling of a tragic training incident that occurred in April 1956.

Book Signing April 28 – Brian Wills

Inglorious Passages

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing Saturday April 28th  from 1 to 5 PM.  Brian Wills will be signing his new book “Inglorious Passages: Noncombat Deaths in the American Civil War”.  Brian is professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University. “Inglorious Passages” for the first time gives these noncombat deaths due consideration.

Acworth Art Fest April 14 – 15

The Acworth Art Fest takes place in Historic Downtown Acworth on Saturday, April 14 from 10 am to 6 pm and on Sunday, April 15 from  11 am to 5 pm. The two day festival features over 120 artisans from around the country showcasing their paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art, and more. The event also includes a Kidz Zone with creative activities, inflatables, and rides.

Acworth Bookstore, located in the Acworth Historic District on Main Street, will be open during this event. Our inventory includes rare and unique Civil War references and local history resources you won’t find anywhere else; we also boast the largest inventory of the Arcadia Publishing series, Images of America. Titles include Cobb County, Bartow County, and The West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail.

Additionally, we offer a wide variety of books on travel, military history, collegiate sports, cookbooks, and a comprehensive selection of Lodge cast-iron cookware.  And be sure to check out recent arrivals and the books in our ‘author autographed’ section!

Come in, have a cup of locally roasted coffee in our in-house coffee shop, while you browse through our extensive inventory of books, maps, models, prints and photographs  (ice cream, smoothies and soft drinks are also available).

Please plan to join us April 14th and 15th!

Book Signing February 10 – Rita Campbell

Rita Campbell

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing by Rita Campbell  on Saturday February 10th from 1 to 5 PM.  Rita will be signing her children’s book “Emberlina Sprite-a-Light”. The book  is a Moonbeam Award winning book. The book was written to inspire imaginative learning.

Emberlina lights up the fireflies, mosses and mushrooms that glow in the dark.   But she wakes up one morning to find out that her wand is not working and so she has to go to the light lagoon to get her powers back.  The best part of the book is that it includes a solar mushroom fairy house that encourages the reader to invite the fairies to your yard.  When the light is on in the house at night, the fairies are home.  Rita Campbell, a teacher, master gardener and fairyologist knows how important imagination is to learning and hopes to inspire an imaginative learning environment with her book and fairy house.  “Let the twinkle of light inspire the magic”

Book Signing January 13 – Joan Chabib

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing by Joan Chabib  on Saturday January 13th from 1 to 5 PM.  Joan will be signing her book “Gifts from the Caravanserai: Bridging Cultures Through Universal Values”.   Caravanserai of old were hotels along ancient caravan routes. At night, travelers shared stories, songs, traditions and beliefs.

This collection of stories helps children discover the values we share in common.  Although we may observe unique lifestyles and customs, universal values connect us all to the happiness we all desire.