Book Signing November 18 – Mike Ragland

Acworth Bookstore is pleased to host a book signing on Saturday November 18th from 1 to 5 PM.  Mike Ragland will be signing his novels “Bertha” and “A Time to Gather Stones”. Also, he will be signing his children’s book “Living with Lucy”.

Book Signing November 11 – David Trawinski

mystery novel

Acworth Bookstore is pleased to host a book signing on Saturday November 11th from 1 to 5 PM.  David Trawinski will be signing his new novel “The Willow’s Bend”. The author has fused his love of engineering and travel with his love of history. Set in places around the globe – including DC, London and Amsterdam – this mystery novel introduces a retired CIA operative called to investigate a murder.

Speaker Series – Bill Middlesworth on October 17

Acworth Bookstore is pleased to sponsor a speaker on October 17th. Bill will share his experiences as a member of the 128th assault helicopter company, known as the Tomahawks and Gunslingers. He flew missions 1968-69 in Vietnam. Points to be discussed include the teamwork of the flight crew, their jobs and the missions they flew. The talk will be held at the Conservatory, next door to the bookstore. This event starts at 6:30pm on the 17th. Finger foods and beverages will be available. There is no charge for this event but donations are welcome to defray the costs. Please RSVP at 678-403-1355.

Book Signing October 14 – Jim Saltarella

Acworth Bookstore is pleased to host a book signing on Saturday October 14th from 1 to 4 PM. Jim will be signing his new book ” Acworth: Heritage, History Hauntings. This book explores Acworth’s history as documented in newspaper accounts, internet searches and ‘urban legends and folklore’ as told and passed down orally and informally. Jim also conducts the Acworth Ghost Tours and many of the book’s stories are included in the tour.

Save Acworth History Foundation Speaker Series – October 10

Mark Lemon is the final speaker in the 2017 Speakers Series. The event will be held at the Roberts Community & Education Center on School St in Acworth. The talk is scheduled to start at 7pm on Tuesday October 10th. Mark will talk about his great-great grandfather, Capt James Lile Lemon. And be sure to stop by the Acworth Bookstore to pick up a copy of Mark’s book “Feed Them the Steel! Being the Wartime Recollections of Capt James Lile Lemon Co A, 18th Georgia Infantry, CSA”.

October – Acworth Ghost Tours

Every Friday and Saturday night in October, Acworth Ghost Tours will stroll through Historic Downtown Acworth. Plan to be enthralled, strolling through the streets of Acworth, with spine-tingling tales of the spirits that linger still! Tickets must be purchased in advance at And be sure to include a visit to the Acworth Bookstore where you can purchase copies of “Haunted North Georgia”, “Investigative Medium: The Awakening”, Halloween décor items, and books of Acworth history including  “Acworth: Heritage, History, Hauntings”.

RSVP now: September 10th starting at 4 pm “Patsy Cline”

We are happy to sponsor ‘an encore performance of Patsy Cline’ at the Conservatory in Acworth.

Fifty-four years ago  (March 5, 1963), Patsy Cline was killed in a plane crash while on her way home from a benefit concert in Kansas City.  Millions of her records have sold since her death.  She became the first female solo artist inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Patsy Cline ranked 46th in the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” issue of “Rolling Stone” magazine.

Andrea Redd will perform Cline favorites. Various beverages and finger foods will be available.  There is a $10.00 admission.   Please call 678-403-1355 to make your reservation for this fun-filled event  –  September 10 starting at 4 pm!

Book Signing July 22 Jack Smith and Rona Simmons

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing Saturday  July 22nd from 1 to 5 PM.  Jack Smith and Rona Simmons will be available to discuss their collaboration “Images from World War II: The Art of Jack Smith” and sign books. The event is free and open to the public.

Images from World War II contains 36 unique black and white images of brush and ink paintings by Jack Smith, WWII veteran and commercial artist.  Through its iconic images and accompanying text, the book is a story of heroism and patriotism, of the stress of combat, and of the staggering loss of life and materiel on both sides of the war.

Author Rona Simmons worked with Jack to research and write brief descriptions of the images and the Pacific battles which they portray. Together Ms. Simmons and Mr. Smith hope to enable broader
distribution and enjoyment of Mr. Smith’s remarkably detailed paintings and to encourage readers to deepen their understanding of the War in the Pacific.

Book Signings July 8 and July 15

Artful Deception

On July 8th, Bobby Hall will be signing his new mystery novel “Black Diamond: The Fourth Missing Bullet”, a great summer read.

And on July 15th, Peggy Spear will be signing “Artful Deception”. In “Artful Deception”, Peggy Spear weaves a cozy mystery with unconventional leads, contrasting the confidences and vulnerabilities of two seniors as they attempt to solve a mystery, guide a troubled young woman, and grapple with the consequences of distrust and greed.