A Neighborhood Bookstore in the Heart of Atlanta
AUGUST 1, 2021
BACK TO SCHOOL 2021-2022

It's August and school is about to be back in session here in Atlanta! Welcome back this month to all area students, including those attending our neighborhood APS Cluster schools: Midtown High School, David T. Howard Middle School, Morningside Elementary School, Springdale Park Elementary School, Mary Lin Elementary School, and Hope Hill Elementary SchoolDon't forget to shop at Virginia Highland Books, both in store and online, for all the books you'll need for the new school year!


This month our store is excited to partner with Hillside Atlanta! We are collecting used young adult/teen books and new and gently used backpacks, which will be shared with the residents of Hillside. Please bring all book and backpack donations to the store, where you'll find a labeled collection box.

Hillside is a facility in Morningside whose mission is to help children and families thrive by providing outstanding residential and community mental health services, specialized cutting edge behavioral treatment and education to children and their families. Programs focus on the strengths of residents, and encourage the growth and improvement they need to navigate through life. 


Check out the August Indie Next List,  a list of new books recommended by independent booksellers. Click here for a list of current Indie Bestsellers List and the New York Times Best Sellers List which includes books of all genres. Come on into the store or search our online store to purchase these hot titles!

August 2021 Indie Next Booksellers' #1 Fiction Pick: Once There Were Wolves: A NovelBy Charlotte McConaghy (Flatiron Books, 9781250244147, $27.99, Fiction).
“Telling of the reintroduction of wolves to the Scottish highlands, Once There Were Wolves affirms the importance of our connections to the human and more-than-human worlds that sustain us, worlds we sever at our own peril.”
—Ben Platt, Jackson Hole Book Trader, Jackson, WY

Our website and social media pages are up and running; follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for regular posts, information, and details! We welcome any photos and comments that you'd like to share on any platform; we will be sure to forward your stories to our own social media platforms!

Are you an author with a book you'd like to feature or present at an event in our store? Do you have interesting ideas and/or contacts for promotions, programming, and/or events at our store? Contact us and let's talk!
There's so much happening in Virginia Highland with our Summer Series! Follow Virginia Highland District online or on Instagram to keep up with upcoming events. Enjoy these events and stop into the store for a browse before or after! Here's what's happening in August:

Food Truck Friday-  August 6 at Neighbors Pub, 6-9 pm; this month's band is Downbeat Daddy! This event occurs every first Friday of the month from April through November.

Movie Night in the Park- August 20 at North Highland Park, 7-9 pm. Jurassic Park is this month's movie! This event occurs every third Friday from April to September.

Farmers' Market- August 5, 12, 19 and 25 at Farm Burger, 4-8 pm. This event occurs every Thursday.

Yoga and Breakfast with Wholistic Joy Wellness- August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at John Howell Park, 8:30 am ($35 fee). This event occurs every Sunday.


It's back! While we missed our usual June weekend, this year's "Summer"fest will be no less amazing than in years past! Virginia Highland Summerfest celebrates 37 years of art, music and fun on September 25 & 26. Set in the beautiful Virginia-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta, Summerfest celebrates community and all things summer. Kick off your summer with live bands, great art, and great food, plus everything else this neighborhood festival has to offer. Summerfest is an annual fundraiser for the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. This year's Summerfest features:

  • Residents' parade on September 24 at 7:00;

  • 5k run at 8 am on September 25;

  • Artists' Market on September 25 and 26 from 10 am to 6:00 pm; and

  • 2021 Summerfest Music Stages all weekend long.

We can't wait to celebrate Summerfest with our neighbors!
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1034 N. Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(470) 819-4705

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