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.

Book Signing July 1 with Bernie Lee Smith-DeBoe

religious freedom

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing Saturday July 1st from 1 to 5 PM.  Local author Bernie Lee Smith-DeBoe will be signing “Americans Knocking on Freedom’s Door: The Uniquely American Heritage of Religious Freedoms and Government of and by the People”.

Bernie notes that Americans have a curiosity to explore our rich and diverse history. To assist in that quest, her book offers historical background about those who established and assisted in the growth of the United States.

Book Signing June 10 with Steven Gallman

Acworth Bookstore will hold a book signing Saturday June 10th from 1 to 5 PM.  Local author Steven Gallman will be signing “God’s Cluck: Three Crazy Chickens Were Sent to Me and Proclaimed Truth”.

As Steve sees it, the days of God speaking through animals has not ended …. and God has blessed Steve and his family with some unique animals! Steve humorously describes how God’s placement of three silly birds  has caused him to chuckle, weep, and meditate. All the action takes place in the backyard near the coop where the grass meets the wood line as he hangs out with his feathery friends and listens to ‘God’s Cluck’!

Come in, meet Steve, have a cup of locally roasted coffee in our in-house coffee shop, while you browse through our extensive inventory.

We offer a wide variety of books on travel, military history, collegiate sports, cookbooks, and a comprehensive selection of Lodge cast-iron cookware.  Our inventory also includes rare and unique Civil War references and local history resources you won’t find anywhere else. And be sure to check out recent arrivals and the books in our ‘author autographed’ section!