"The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.
The Decatur Book Festival is a community based non-profit that counts on your donations to operate each year. We are a 501(c)3 and your donation is tax deductible."Check out their website, in particular the handy "by topic" links on the left margin of the About page. Whether you love to read about the humanities, civil rights, mystery, romance, cooking, business or the environment, this is the book festival for that!
Marc Merlin, who runs the Atlanta Science Tavern Facebook page, has put together a handy, mobile-friendly guide to science events, see https://sites.google.com/site/2014sciencetrack/. The Atlanta Science Tavern has monthly meetings at Manuel's Tavern where guests (usually local scientists) talk about their research in terms that are accessible to those who love science but don't necessarily have scientific training.
For a full list of authors participating this year, click here.