A Neighborhood Bookstore in the Heart of Atlanta
  • September 1: Virginia Highland Farmers Market at Farm Burger, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • September 6: VaHiKids Storytime, 10:30 am
  • September 8: Virginia Highland Farmers Market at Farm Burger, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • September 9: Food Truck Friday, 6:00 pm
  • September 13: VaHiKids Storytime, 10:30 am
  • September 14: VaHi Reads Book Club, 1:00 pm; RSVP below.
  • September 14:  Very Special Author Event with Tim Miller, author of Why We Did It, 7:00 pm; watch social media for more details as they become available.
  • September 15: Virginia Highland Farmers Market at Farm Burger, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • September 18: VaHi Reads Book Club, 5:00 pm; RSVP below.
  • September 20: VaHiKids Storytime, 10:30 am
  • September 22: Virginia Highland Farmers Market at Farm Burger, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
  • September 24: In Store event with Vanessa Riley, author of Murder in Westminster, Sister Mother Warrior, Island Queen, Brides of London and the Rogues and Remarkable Women series, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • September 27: VaHiKids Storytime, 10:30 am
  • September 29: Virginia Highland Farmers Market at Farm Burger, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
*Additional details included in newsletter below 


Lo! a ripe sheaf of many golden days
Gleaned by the year in autumn’s harvest ways,
With here and there, blood-tinted as an ember,
Some crimson poppy of a late delight
Atoning in its splendor for the flight
Of summer blooms and joys­
This is September.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery


We were over the moon when we found ourselves listed in the 2021 Best of Atlanta issue! Won’t you help us get there again this year? Voting opens on August 29; vote here! We appreciate the amazing support from our customers and community!


Join us for our September meeting of VaHi Reads Book Club at 1:00 pm on September 14 OR at 5:00 pm on September 18. Our book for this meeting is Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin. Please reply here to attend on September 14 and here to attend on September 18.

We will welcome Tim Miller, author of Why We Did It, on September 14 at 7:00 pm. In his book, New York Times Bestseller and former Republican political operative Tim Miller answers the question no one else has fully grappled with: Why did normal people go along with the worst of Trumpism? As one of the strategists behind the famous 2012 RNC “autopsy,” Miller conducts his own forensic study on the pungent carcass of the party he used to love, cutting into all the hubris, ambition, idiocy, desperation, and self-deception for everyone to see.

In a bracingly honest reflection on both his own past work for the Republican Party and the contortions of his former peers in the GOP establishment, Miller draws a straight line between the actions of the 2000s GOP to the Republican political class's Trumpian takeover, including the horrors of January 6th. From ruminations on the mental jujitsu that allowed him as a gay man to justify becoming a hitman for homophobes, to astonishingly raw interviews with former colleagues who jumped on the Trump Train, Miller diagrams the flattering and delusional stories GOP operatives tell themselves so they can sleep at night.

With a humorous touch he reveals Reince Priebus' neediness, Sean Spicer's desperation, Elise Stefanik and Chris Christie’s raw ambition, and his close friends’ submission to a MAGA psychosis. Why We Did It is a vital, darkly satirical warning that all the narcissistic justifications that got us to this place still thrive within the Republican party, which means they will continue to make the same mistakes and political calculations that got us here, with disastrous consequences for the nation.


Join us from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on September 24 as we welcome author Vanessa Riley. Vanessa is an award-winning author of historical romance, mystery, and fiction novels featuring realistic multicultural communities and powerful persons of color. To fuel her interest in the Regency and early-Victorian eras, she made time for attending renaissance fairs and consuming period novels and films while obtaining her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and a master’s in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University, as well as a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Penn State University. A frequent speaker at literary, women's, and STEM events, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her military husband and teenage kid. Visit her online at

Vanessa has recently released her latest novel, Murder in Westminster, joining her other novels: Sister Mother Warrior released in July, and Island Queen last summer, as well as Brides of London and three books in the Rogues and Remarkable Women series.

Check out this list of books that were our top sellers last month:
  1. 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid   
  2. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
  3. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
  4. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
  5. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  6. Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin
  7. The Idiot by Elif Batuman
  8. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  9. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
  10. Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
  11. Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
  12. Funny you Should Ask by Elissa Sussman
  13. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  14. Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
  15. Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
  16. Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
  17. Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
  18. Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  19. 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  20. All About Love by Bell Hooks
Other HOT, HOT, HOT, newly released titles:
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy


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!

Look at all the fun stuff that our VaHi District is bringing to the neighborhood!

Every Thursday, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This community hub for local produce and goods will run from March 31 to November 17! Every Thursday, rain or shine, you can stock up on your favorite tasty treats while supporting local farmers and businesses at our Virginia Highland Farmers Market. The Market will have regular farmers, food vendors, flowers and local art, along with monthly rotating vendors; you can look here in advance to find out which vendors will be present each week. The market is run by Community Farmers Market, sponsored by the Wheeler family, Virginia Highland District Association and the Virginia Highland Farm Burger
September 9, 6:00 pm. Scoop up your favorite dish from the trucks parked in the Neighbor’s parking lot, grab a drink at Neighbors, and head across the street to jam to live music in N. Highland Park. This month's entertainment will be provided by the band Downbeat Daddy, and the following food trucks will be present: Cereal and CreamSpice the AmericasNo Bun IntendedChay J'sKaylee Cake Pops and MoreLobster DogsSouthern Local NutsFlavor on the Fork Chicken and Waffles

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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Atlanta, GA 30306
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