A Neighborhood Bookstore in the Heart of Atlanta
FEBRUARY 15, 2022
  • March 6: In Store Event, Unique Eats and Eateries of Atlanta Author Amanda Plumb, book signing and mingle 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Q&A at 5:00 pm
  • March 9: VaHiReads AFTERNOON Book Club Meeting, 1:00 pm
  • March 9: VaHiReads EVENING Book Club Meeting, 7:00 pm
  • March 27: One Book, One Read Program, 3:00 pm at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.
*Additional details included in newsletter below


Black History Month is a national celebration of Black leaders, artists and accomplishments, and a proud history of activism and achievements impacting the world.  Browse thru our selections celebrating Black authors and Black history, we would love to share our inspirational favorites with you!


Check out these fun, silly holidays and observances happening during late February. Happy Presidents' Day, and we hope you enjoy National Gumdrop Day, National Banana Bread Day, and Tell a Fairy Tale Day!

Are you wondering about the books our staff can’t wait to read?? Here a list of new and upcoming releases that we are excited about:

Released January 11, 2022:
  • A Flicker in the Dark, by Stacy Willingham
Released January 25, 2022:
  • Violeta, by Isabel Allende
Released February 1, 2022:
  • Vanishing Half, (paperback version) by Brit Bennett
  • Other People’s Clothes, by Calla Henkel
  • Black Cake, by Charmaine Wilkerson
  • Good Girl Complex, by Elle Kennedy 
Released February 8, 2022:
  • The Nineties – A Book, by Chuck Klosterman
Released February 15, 2022:
  • No One is Talking about This, by Patricia Lockwood
  • One Night on the Island, by Josie Silver
  • Wonder:  Illustrated Edition, by RJ Palacio
  • Anatomy: A Love Story, by Dana Schwartz
  • House of Sky and Breath, by Sarah J Maas

Release Date February 22, 2022:

  • The Paris Apartment, Lucy Foley

Release Date March 1, 2022:

  • Loveless, by Alice Oseman 
  • All My Rage, by Sabaa Tahir 
  • Gallant, by V.E. Schwab
  • Hook, Line and Sinker, by Tessa Bailey 

Release Date March 8, 2022:

  • The Wok, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt


Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love, By Kim Fay

The #1 Indie Next Pick, in the vein of the classic 84, Charing Cross Road and Meet Me at the Museum, this witty and tender novel follows two women in 1960s America as they discover that food really does connect us all, and that friendship and laughter are the best medicine.

When twenty-seven-year-old Joan Bergstrom sends a fan letter--as well as a gift of saffron--to fifty-nine-year-old Imogen Fortier, a life-changing friendship begins. Joan lives in LosAngeles and is just starting out as a writer for the newspaper food pages. Imogen lives on Camano Island outside Seattle, writing a monthly column for a Pacific Northwest magazine, and while she can hunt elk and dig for clams, she’s never tasted fresh garlic--exotic fare in the Northwest of the sixties. As the two women commune through their letters, they build a closeness that sustains them through the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the unexpected in their own lives.
Food and a good life—they can’t be separated. It is a discovery the women share, not only with each other, but with the men in their lives. Because of her correspondence with Joan, Imogen’s decades-long marriage blossoms into something new andexciting, and in turn, Joan learns that true love does not always come in the form we expect it to. Into this beautiful, intimate world comes the ultimate test of Joan and Imogen’s friendship—a test that summons their unconditional trust in each other.
A brief respite from our chaotic world, Love & Saffron is a gem of a novel, a reminder that food and friendship are the antidote to most any heartache, and that human connection will always be worth creating.


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We are happy to welcome author Amanda Plumb to the store as she presents her new book Unique Eats and Eateries of Atlanta on March 6 (book signing and mingle 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Q&A at 5:00 pm). While many of Atlanta’s world famous Southern restaurants boast the best fried chicken recipe, its burgeoning global identity has brought a breadth to its food scene like never before. You’ll find peppercorn-crusted kangaroo from Down Under all the way to street food from Malaysia, Mexico, and Venezuela.

In Unique Eats and Eateries of Atlanta you’ll discover the common ingredient uniting these diverse and innovative restaurants—the people who pour their heart and soul into the dishes they create. Curated in this guide are their stories of family, failure, and reinvention. Learn how a K-Pop star ended up running a BBQ joint in Georgia or how a college professor sold burritos out of a van to make ends meet. Take a peek behind the scenes at the making of fresh bagels that rival any in New York City or figure out why the Silver Skillet’s bathrooms are in the kitchen. Don’t miss the heartfelt stories of the Southern mainstays, some of which have been integral in launching the careers of artists, musicians, and Civil Rights heroes.

Local author and underground restaurant host, Amanda Plumb provides pro-tips on the meals, the menus, and the must-tries throughout the city. Let the “Gate City of the South” be your gateway to a most unique, southern and international culinary experience.

Amanda Plumb loves food almost as much as she loves her adopted hometown of Atlanta. For several years, along with fellow members of the Buford Highway Supper Club, she explored the international dining options along that congested thoroughfare. In 2017, she co-founded Chow Club Atlanta, a monthly underground restaurant showcasing the talents of local home cooks with international roots. Chow Club Atlanta has been featured in the Atlanta Magazine, the AJC, Creative Loafing, and other media. Discover more about Amanda on her website, as well as on social media at @UniqueEatsAtl @ChowClubAtl @amandaeplumb.


After having an excellent, vibrant conversation at our last VaHiReads meeting, we have decided to expand our future meeting to allow more people to attend! Going forward each VaHiReads meeting will be held TWICE on the date designated: once at 1:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm! Our next in-store book club meetings will be on March 9, 2022, at 1:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm.

We will be led, as always, by Greg Changnon, as we discuss Ann Patchett's book of essays, These Precious Days. Pick up a copy of the book either in the store or
online today!

Due to the large amount of interest in our book club thus far, we will cap each of the two meetings at 25 people based on Evite response time. Please reply to our Evite:
here for the 1:00 pm meeting, and here for the 7:00 pm meeting here. 


Mark your calendars now, Virginia Highland Porchfest is back this year after an amazing kick off year in 2021! Many details to come; keep your eyes on Virginia Highland District's website and social media as plans develop. We can't WAIT!


VaHiBooks will participate in the Inaugural One Book One Read Program organized by the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library. You can get your copy of “Caste” at the store. Join us in participating at 3 pm on March 27 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.
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