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A Neighborhood Bookstore in the Heart of Atlanta
DECEMBER 1, 2022
 UPCOMING EVENTS*:
  • December 1-19: Virginia Highland Holiday Food Drive
  • December 6: VaHi Kids Storytime in the store, 10:30 am
  • December 9-10: Virginia Highland WinterFest
  • December 10: Authors Chris Negron, Rosalind Bunn and Maggie Bunn in store, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
  • December 10: Author Mary Kay Andrews in store, 1:30 pm- 3:30 pm
  • December 13: VaHi Kids Storytime in the store, 10:30 am
  • December 14: Deadline for online and special ordering for delivery by Christmas!
  • December 17: Hot Cocoa Bar sponsored by the WNBA (Women's National Book Association), 2:00 pm
  • December 18-26: Hanukkah
  • December 19: APS Holiday Break begins
  • December 19: Author Ryan Prior instore, Book Talk & Signing for The Long Haul, 2:00 pm
  • December 20: VaHi Kids Storytime in the store, 10:30 am
  • December 25: Christmas; STORE CLOSED
  • December 27: VaHi Kids Storytime in the store, 10:30 am
  • January 8: January VaHiReads Book Club Evening Meeting, 5:00 pm
  • January 11: January VaHiReads Book Club Afternoone Meeting, 1:00 pm
*Additional details included in newsletter below
 
DECEMBER IS HERE!
 
December means holidays! And we have all your holiday gift needs; we have gifts for your family, friends, teachers and other special people in your life. Not only can you purchase books and gift cards in the store, you can also purchase books and gift cards online and have them shipped directly to the recipient. Come in today and see what we've got!


HOLIDAY HOURS
 
Just so you'll know when we are open for your holiday shopping!
  • December 24: 10am-3pm
  • December 25: Closed
  • December 31: 10am - 5pm
  • January 1: Closed


NOVEMBER 19- DECEMBER 19:
VIRGINIA HIGHLAND COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE

 
Help us give food to those in need for the holidays. Donate non-perishable food items like canned goods, chips, pastas, etc. The food drive runs from November 19 until December 19. Details with drop-off locations are coming soon; keep your eyes on our social media, and on Virginia Highland District's website for details.

 

DECEMBER 10:
AUTHORS CHRIS NEGRON, ROSALIND BUNN & MAGGIE BUNN

On Saturday December 10 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Author Chris Negron will be in the store signing books to celebrate the paperback release of his book The Last Super Chef, perfect for your middle grade reader.  Authors Maggie and Rosalind Bunn will also be in to celebrate their new picture book release, All Aboard Louisiana.



DECEMBER 10:
AUTHOR MARY KAY ANDREWS

Join us on Saturday December 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 when Author Mary Kay Andrews will be in the store signing books! Pick up one of her signed books for the perfect Christmas present.


DECEMBER 9-10:
VIRGINIA HIGHLAND WINTERFEST 2022

 
Virginia Highland Winterfest returns this year on December 9 and 10! The Festival will begin with a Tour of Lights on Friday to show off the neighborhood’s most vibrant holiday decorations. On Saturday, we will start off with a Jingle Jog, followed by a Holiday Parade. The day will rev up with one of the biggest in-town holiday markets, with live music to pair. 

Winterfest will kick off with the Tour of Lights, a ticketed event on Friday, December 9, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. You can purchase tickets here. Enjoy a block party on Hudson Dr. to view the first showing of our favorite decorated homes. There will be beverages and holiday treats at some stops. Participants will receive a Virginia Highland commemorative mug for your sipping delights, along with a map of the event.
 
The Jingle Jog is on Saturday December 10, from 9 to 10 am on Lanier Blvd. Runners will jog about two miles and receive Virginia Highland gear as a token for participation. Bring your bells for extra cheer! This is not a timed race. Link to registration can be found here.
 
The Holiday Parade will follow the Jingle Jog on Saturday December 10 from 10 to 11 am on Lanier Blvd. It will start at University, and go down to Los Angeles. Families and individuals can join in the parade for $25, and businesses can join for $50. If you are a resident or business sponsor, look out for an email soon with details on how to participate for free. Sign up here to participate in the parade.
 
The core of Winterfest is our Holiday Market, with over 50 local artisanal vendors. Stock up on the best holiday gifts from the most unique local vendors in town! Whether you’re looking for art, jewelry, candles, clothing, cleaning supplies, plants, or home goods, this market will blow your mind. The market will run from 11 am to 6 pm. This year, we will also feature young entrepreneur vendors! Young entrepreneur booths will run for 2 hour shifts during the regular artist market. 

Bring your little Winterfest goers to the Kids Corner for some fun and games! We will have a bounce house, face painting, crafts, and more. Stay tuned for more details.

Finally, you can support our neighborhood by volunteering to help out at Winterfest! Whether you need community service hours for high school or you just love to see the neighborhood blossom, we could use your help. Volunteers will help set up and break down, register guests for the jog and parade, assist with the Kids Corner, help Tour of Lights house hosts, and guide Winterfest goers to event locations. All volunteers will receive a Winterfest t-shirt and one drink ticket. Volunteer application is linked here.


DECEMBER 17:
HOT COCOA BAR SPONSORED BY
THE WOMEN'S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION
 
Join us in the store on December 17 at 2:00 pm while we enjoy a sumptuous hot cocoa bar sponsored by the Women's National Book Association. Bring the kids for a great day of shopping and holiday treats at the store!


DECEMBER 19:
AUTHOR RYAN PRIOR IN STORE

 
Join us on December 19 as we welcome author Ryan Prior. Ryan's new book, The Long Haul, tells the story of millions living with the long-term aftereffects of Covid-19, chronicling how long haulers are changing the health system forever. I’m thrilled to be able to apply everything I’ve learned as a patient, advocate, and storyteller into this story of tragedy, innovation, and ultimate hope.

JANUARY 8 AND 11:
JANUARY VAHIREADS BOOK CLUB MEETINGS

Our next VaHiReads Book Club will be in January, and will have two meetings; cho0se the most convenient for you. The book for this meeting is We Begin at the End by Chris Whittaker. Please reply to attend (attendance is limited):



OUR NOVEMBER 2022 TOP SELLERS

These are the books that were our top sellers at VaHiBooks during the month of November:

  1. It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover
  2. I'm  Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
  3. Diaper Overlode by Jeff Kinney
  4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
  5. The Idiot by Elif Batuman
  6. Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  7. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
  8. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  9. Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
  10. 111 Places in Atlanta that You Must Not Miss by Travis Swann Taylor
  11. All about Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks
  12. Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
  13. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  14. The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy
  15. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
  16. Tell it True by John Pruitt
  17. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  18. 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  19. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
  20. Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  21. We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
  22. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  23. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
  24. Red Hot City:  Housing, Race and Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Atlanta by Dan Immergluck
  25. A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas


VAHI KIDS STORYTIME EVERY TUESDAY

 
VaHiKids Storytime will meet every Tuesday at 10:30 am. Sheri Dillard, Author of children's book Cowhide-And-Seek, will entertain the group each week with books and fun, keeping the kiddos giggling and learning!  Would you like a list of the books and songs Ms. Sheri shares with the group each week? Click here!

 
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN VAHI?
 
Look at all the fun stuff that our VaHi District is bringing to the neighborhood!


VIRGINIA HIGHLAND RESIDENT SPONSORSHIPS: 
Virginia Highland District is excited to be launching Resident Sponsorships to support efforts and annual events! This is a great opportunity to show your support for your local VaHi business district and community. For more information on how to become a neighborhood sponsor, check out VaHi District's
website.

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