Re: RARA-AVIS: Atlanta bookstore

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 26 May 2008

Thanks for the recommendation. I live in Atlanta and work in Decatur, and I've been in the process of checking out the bookstores near where I work and live. I live in N. Druid Hills and work at the Department of Juvenile Justice, so I've got a lot of stores to visit (DeKalb County's public library system isn't too shabby either.) Next time I've got a jones for books I'll head that way on my lunch break.

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Richard Moore <> wrote:
> The last few days I've spent in Atlanta and wanted to pass on a
> bookstore recommendation. I grew up near Atlanta and lived there for
> years and have frequented used book stores in that city for a long,
> long time.
> The best used bookstore I know of in the Atlanta area is Books Again
> in the close-in suburb of Decatur. It is at 225 N. McDonough Street
> near the Agnes Scott campus. It is within walking distance from the
> Decatur MARTA station, although in the summer you will work up a real
> sweat in the Georgia sunshine walking back from the store up the hill.
> Forget paperbacks but the mystery section is large for a non-
> specialty used bookstore. There are a few older mysteries but most
> are first editions in dust jackets published in the last forty
> years. In a separate glass case, the owner has some of the more
> valuable books including first editions by Ian Fleming, Chester
> Himes, Flannery O'Connor and others of interest to this list.
> He also knows crime fiction well. I remarked on the number of ARCs
> by Harold Adams and he knew Adams' work well. He also had Jon
> Jackson's first novel on display and was very familiar with his work
> and is a big Ross Thomas fan.
> So if you ever have a few hours to kill in Atlanta, Books Again is
> worth a visit. Good used bookstores are getting harder to find all
> the time and this is one of the best.
> Richard Moore

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