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A Neighborhood Bookstore in the Heart of Atlanta
JUNE 1, 2022
UPCOMING IN-STORE EVENTS*:
  • June 1: VaHi Kids Read Summer Reading Program begins!
  • June 4: Trees Atlanta Urban Walk in Virginia Highland, 10:00 am
  • June 7: VaHiKids Read Storytime, 10:30 am
  • June 8: VaHiReads Book Club afternoon meeting, 1:00 pm
  • June 8: VaHiReads Book Club evening meeting, 7:00 pm
  • June 9: Mary Kay Andrews in store for meet and greet and book signing, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
  • June 9: VaHi Farmers' Market, 4:00 pm at Farm Burger
  • June 10: Food Truck Friday, 6:00 pm at Neighbors
  • June 11:  Virginia Highland Summerfest
  • June 14: VaHiKids Read Storytime, 10:30 am
  • June 16: VaHi Books' Kids Story time at VaHi Farmers' Market, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 at Farm Burger
  • June 17: Story time with Craig Lucie, author of Hold You, 10:30 am
*Additional details included in newsletter below
OH, HOW I LOVE SUMMER

Though May did bring her deepest grey
And June did bring her gloom,
I woke this morn in a glorious way
To Sunshine in my room.

Quick, get up,
It's time to rise.
Greet the day.
I started to cry.

For today,
It has begun.
It's finally here,
The summer sun!

Feel her warmth,
See my garden grow,
Taste the sweetest fruits,
Watch the butterflies flow.

Hear the squirrels chatter
And my orioles swoon
Till the evening comes
With the summer moon.

It seems like I've waited
Such a very long time,
Longing for the light of
Your rays of sunshine.

So please stay a while.
Bring your long, lazy days.
I'll cherish each blue sky
And ride every wave.

Oh, how I love summer
And all of her songs,
Happy summer to all,
And may it be long!
--Susan M. Gilbert


CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES!
 
VaHiBooks congratulates all graduates, whether from elementary school, middle school, high school, college or post-graduate! We salute you for years of hard work and dedication to your studies and your school.
 
Celebrate the graduates in your life with a gift from VaHiBooks.  Books, gift cards, journals, travel guides, study guides, etc.; we have loads of goodies for your grad.

Congrats to VaHi Books' very own graduates!
  • Cassidy Focia
  • Reese Harward
  • Dorien Laurens
  • Charlotte Walker
 
VAHI KIDS SUMMER READING PROGRAM BEGINS JUNE 1!

VaHi Books is super excited to begin our very first Kids Summer Reading program on June 1! Bring your K-6 grade kids to the store and ask the booksellers at the register to help them sign up and get started! Each completed book log entitles the holder to a prize! The reader of the most books by August 1 wins an additional prize! Enjoy your summer and read as many books (and fill out as many book logs) as you like between June 1 and August 1!!

 
CHECK OUT OUR SUMMER READING GUIDE!
 
There's no better time to catch up on your reading than summer! Beach reads, pool reads, back yard reads- we have them all! Here are some of our favorite new releases that we recommend for summer reading! Come grab a stack and enjoy!


JUNE BOOK CLUB ON JUNE 8
 
On June 8 VaHi Reads Book Club will host our June Book Club with two meetings, an afternoon meeting at 1:00 and an evening meeting at 7:00. This month's book is Booth, by Karen Joy Fowler

Due to the popularity of our past Book Club events, each meeting is limited to 25 people; you can RSVP now via Evite here:
afternoon meeting, and evening meeting. Our meetings fill up very quickly and well in advance; in the event that the Evites linked above will not accept your RSVP, the maximum number of attendees has been reached- please try again next month!

MARY KAY ANDREWS VISITS THE STORE ON JULY 9!

Mary Kay Andrews fans take note! Atlanta's favorite author will be visiting the store for a meet and greet and book signing on June 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Come meet her and get a signed copy of her new book, The Homewreckers!

UNICORN STORY TIME AT THE VAHI FARMERS' MARKET

Visit the VaHi Books booth at the Farmers' Market at Farm Burger on June 16 for a mythical, magical unicorn themed story time event! We will have special readings every hour, on the half hour, starting at 3:30 pm. Join authors Shelli Johannes (author of Theo TheoSaurus, Cece Loves Science, and Shine Like a Unicorn and Sherri Dillard (author of Cowhide-And-Seek) for a fun afternoon full of unicorn magic!

VAHI BOOKS' MAY FAVORITES
 
The following were our top selling books in May 2022:
  1. Booklovers, by Emily Henry
  2. 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  3. My Year of Rest & Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh
  4. The Paper Palace, by Miranda Cowley Heller
  5. It Ends with Us, by Colleen Hoover
  6. Unique Eats & Eateries of Atlanta, by Amanda Plumb
  7. The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk
  8. Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner
  9. Klara & the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  10. The Love Hypothesis, by Ali Hazelwood
  11. Cat Kid Comic Club, by Dav Pilkey
  12. Circe, by Madeline Miller
  13. Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
  14. Booth, by Karen Joy Fowler
  15. Verity, by Colleen Hoover
  16. The Paris Apartment, by Lucy Foley
  17. Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus
  18. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
  19. The Candy House, by Jennifer Egan
  20. Beach Read, by Emily Henry


GET READY FOR SUMMERFEST!
 

Celebrating 37 years of Art, Music, and Fun this June 10-11! Summerfest celebrates community and all things summer. Kick off your summer with live bands, great art, good food, and everything this neighborhood festival has to offer. For 38 years, Atlantans have cherished the Virginia-Highland Summerfest. Summerfest is an annual fundraiser for the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. The VHCA is a non-profit organization committed to maintaining and improving Virginia-Highland neighborhood. The VHCA focuses on fundraising, safety, parks, grants, planning, preservation, community events, and more. 


This June's Summerfest events include:

  • Friday Night Kick-off Party, June 10, 6PM – 10PM at John Howell Park, near Barnett Street. This year, the annual community dinner will have live music and fun for the whole family. There will be fun activities for the kids, as well as a cash bar available for the adults. Purchase tickets here.
  • 5K Race, June 11 at 8 a.m. (line up begins at 7:30), start at Lanier/Virginia Ave. For over 30 years, serious runners and walkers participate in one of the best races in Atlanta. Sign up here.
  • Kidsfest, June 11, 10am to 3pm in the western section of John Howell Park (in the area where the sand volleyball courts are) and on the adjacent Arcadia Street. Kidsfest features unique games, crafts and activities for children of all ages, many of which are free.
  • Saturday Festival: 11am-6pm. In addition to art, featuring both an Artist Market and Makers’ Market, Summerfest features local and national music talent. The music stage will be located on the lawn of the middle/eastern section of John Howell Park (near Virginia and Barnett). Find the music lineup here.
Find information and FAQ's about Summerfest here. Don't forget to drop into the store while you're in the area!


IN STORE EVENT: CRAIG LUCIE, AUTHOR OF HOLD YOU
 

Join us on June 17 at 10:30 am as we welcome Craig Lucie, author of Hold You. Have your kids said, "hold you!" when they really mean, "hold me?" Hold You is one father's nostalgic storytelling of his daughter's endearing phrase that was just too cute to correct. It is a reminder to us all to make time for each other.

Hold You, by author, Craig Lucie, is both a great picture book with wonderful illustrations for children's ages 0-5, as well as early and beginner readers from ages 5-7. Likewise, this endearing story is a great read for parents and grandparents to enjoy with their own children and grandchildren! Author Craig Lucie lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two children. Craig has over 20 years of experience as a broadcast journalist and reporter. Craig has won an EMMY for Best News Anchor and has been named Best On-Air Personality in the southeast. After almost two decades in the news business, Craig Lucie started his own company, Lucie, using his background to help other businesses, non-profits and individuals tell their own stories through compelling content creation.



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! 

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

 
TREES ATLANTA URBAN WALK:
June 4, 10:00 am to noon. Meet at Virginia Highland Triangle at Virginia Ave. and Highland Ave. (in front of Murphy’s) and enjoy a stroll through the Virginia Highland neighborhood with Trees Atlanta Docent Jim Long. The Virginia Highland Neighborhood Arboretum was created in collaborated with neighbors, Trees Atlanta staff and volunteers. Learn more, and register for this event, through Trees Atlanta
 

VIRGINIA HIGHLAND FARMERS' MARKET:
Every Thursday from 3 to 7 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
 
 


FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY:

June 10, 6:00. Scoop up your favorite dish from the trucks parked in the Neighbors parking lot, grab a drink at Neighbors, and head across the street to jam to live music in N. Highland Park.

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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Atlanta, GA 30306
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