While many bookstores are closing (tear), 22-year-old mainstay A Cappella Books begins a new chapter with a move to a more polished, artsier locale in Inman Park (opening Saturday).
Peruse our picks of new, rare, and signed works, then pencil in “curl up with a good book” this weekend.
A Soft Place to Land ($15, signed) is a tragic tale of two sisters who lose their parents. Atlanta author Susan Rebecca White stirs up a shocking turn of events and an appreciation for your own family.
A Small Hotel ($24, signed) examines the (often-twisted) relationship between man and woman like only Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler can.
Get to know author Jessica Handler in Invisible Sisters ($25, signed), a powerful, tragic coming-of-age memoir. You might even run into the inspiring local around town.
Smoke Soak It Up
Heather Donahue starred in The Blair Witch Project. When her fame fizzled, she embarked on a new life: growing pot. Growgirl ($26, signed) is a beach-ready memoir with more substance (the legal kind) than you’d think.
Whip up sophisticated eats like braised, crisped pork belly with citrus salad, thanks to celeb chef Hugh Acheson’s latest cookbook, A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen ($35).
Remember when Madonna wrote children’s stories? Own five of her collector’s books (only 1,000 in print), an autographed letter from Madge herself, and a signed print by the illustrator for $750 (this is the Material Girl).
Go back in time with a weathered copy (circa 1927) of Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop ($45), regarded as one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century.
Feel smarter immediately.
A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Avenue, Inman Park (404-681-5128 or acappellabooks.com).
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