A Neighborhood Bookstore in the Heart of Atlanta
MARCH 3, 2023
  • March 4: VaHi Community Clean Up, meet at Farm Burger at 10:00 am- noon
  • March 7: VaHiKids Story Time, 10:30 am
  • March 14: VaHiKids Story Time, 10:30 am
  • March 17: St. Patrick's Day 
  • March 21: VaHiKids Story Time, 10:30 am
  • March 28: VaHiKids Story Time, 10:30 am
  • March 19: In Store Book Signing with Jacqueline Leigh, author of Georgia Guide to Quirky Questions, 1-3pm
  • March 22: March VaHi Reads Book Club Afternoon Meeting, 1 pm
  • March 26: March VaHi Reads Book Club Afternoon Meeting, 5 pm
  • March 29 through April 23: Tiny Beautiful Things at Theatrical Outfit
  • April 13: In Store event with Alisha Fernandez Miranda, author of My What if Year: A Memoir. Details coming soon!
  • April 28: In Store event with authors Mary Kay Andrews, Brenda Novak and Karen White. Details coming soon!
  • May 4: In Store event with Cat Shook, author of If We’re Being Honest. Details coming soon!
*Additional details included in newsletter below


Dear March, come in!
How glad I am!
I looked for you before.
Put down your hat —
You must have walked —
How out of breath you are!
Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!

I got your letter, and the birds’;
The maples never knew
That you were coming, — I declare,
How red their faces grew!
But, March, forgive me —
And all those hills
You left for me to hue;
There was no purple suitable,
You took it all with you.

Who knocks? That April!
Lock the door!
I will not be pursued!
He stayed away a year, to call
When I am occupied.
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come,
That blame is just as dear as praise
And praise as mere as blame.

--Emily Dickinson 


Spring is in the air! Meet in front of @farmburgervahi on March 4 at 10:00 am for a Virginia Highland Community Clean-Up event. Coffee and treats provided generously by San Francisco Coffee. Bring your gloves or other yard tools to help us spruce up the North Highland Corridor, from Amsterdam Ave to St. Charles Avenue: (1) trim back sidewalk bushes and limbs; (2) pick up trash; (3) remove grafitti and dated signage; and (4) remove dead plants from sidewalk planters. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. Bring your neighbors. Let’s #BeautifyVaHiSign up here! We also welcome last-minute additions.
This month our VaHi Reads Book Club will read and discuss Olga Dies Dreaming, by Xochitl Gonzalez. RSVP is required in order to attend a meeting, with attendance limited to thirty people per meeting; our Book Club meetings fill up fast! Meeting options for March are:
  • March 22: AFTERNOON Book Club meeting, 1:00 pm;
  • March 26: EVENING Book Club meeting, 5:00 pm.
Due to the popularity of our VaHiReads Book Club we are changing our RSVP procedure. From now on, watch your bi-monthly VaHiBooks newsletter, our website, and our Instagram and Facebook pages for the RSVP links for each meeting; links will no longer be e-mailed out from the store.  As always, be sure to sign up to confirm your spot AND please be sure to release your spot if you can't attend as soon as you know so someone else can attend.

RSVP for our March meetings here today! 
Based on the New York Times bestselling book by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild) and adapted by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Tiny Beautiful Things explores Strayed’s time as the anonymous, unpaid, advice columnist Dear Sugar. While strangers on the internet tell her their most personal secrets (which they are terrified to even share with their own families), Strayed weaves together her own personal experiences to create a column full of light, laughter, and humanity. Tiny Beautiful Things is “A Theatrical Hug In Turbulent Times

Tiny Beautiful Things will be onstage at Theatrical Outfit from March 29 through April 23. Discover more about the show and buy your tickets
here. Use discount code VHBOOKS for $10 off regularly priced tickets.


We welcome Jacqueline Leigh, author of Georgia Guide to Quirky Questions, as well as other titles for children, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on March 19. In Jacqueline's book you get to go on a field trip! Do you want to taste Coke at the World of Coca-Cola or stargaze at the Fernbank Science Center? This picture book of quirky questions spurs Georgia youngsters to express their individuality.

OMG we have SO many amazing events scheduled this Spring! More details will be coming soon, so keep your eyes on our Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as our website and our next newsletter, coming March 15! Go to our website for more information about these and other upcoming events. Here's a teaser about what's coming up soon!
Due to anticipated high demand, each of these events will require pre-registration via an EventBrite link, which will be coming soon via our newsletter, website, and social media! We expect these events to fill up very quickly, so keep your eye out for more details!
Newly released books are delivered to VaHiBooks every Tuesday. Here's what's new this week!
  • South to America, Imani Perry
  • One of Us is Lying, Karen M. McManus
  • The Crane Husband, Kelly Barnhill
  • Glow in the F*cking Dark, Tara Schuster
  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man; 3rd Edition, John Perkins
  • God's Promises for Graduates
  • The Exceptions: The Federal Reserve Takes on a New Age of Crisis, Kate Zernike
  • The Ship Beneath the Ice: The Discovery of Shackleton's Endurance, Mensun Bound
  • Enchantment, Katherine May
  • Madame Restell: The Life, Death and Resurrection of Old New York's Most Fabulous, Fearless and Infamous Abortionist, Jennifer Wright
  • Empress of the Nile, Lynne Olson
  • Microjoys: Finding Hope (Especially) When Life is Not Okay, Cyndie Spiegel
  • The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness, Meghan O'Rourke
  • Anaximander and the Birth of Science, Carlo Rovelli
  • Never Never, Colleen Hoover
  • Immortality: A Love Story, Dana Schwartz
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  • Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao
  • She is a Hunting, Trang Thanh Tran
  • New From Here, Kelly Yang
  • Finally Seen, Kelly Yang
  • Black Candle Women: A Novel, Diane Marie Brown
  • The Angel Maker, Alex North
  • The Unfortunates, J.K. Chukwu
  • Stairs in an Italian Sky, Jill Santopolo
  • The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi, Shannon Chakrborty
  • Device Free Weekend, Sean Doolittle
  • Storm Watch, C.J. Box
  • A Day of Fallen Night, Samantha Shannon
  • The Crane Husband, Kelly Barnhill
  • Homestead, Melinda Moustakis
  • Time's Undoing, Cheryl A. Head
  • An Autobiograpy of Skin, Lakesha Carr
  • Delicious Monsters, Sambury
  • Limitless, Jeanna Smialek


What's everyone the neighborhood reading?!?! These were the most popular books in the store this February:

  1. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin
  2. Olga Dies Dreaming, Xochitl Gonzalez
  3. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
  4. Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver
  5. Before the Coffee Gets Cold, Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  6. The Creative Act: A Way of Being, Rick Rubin
  7. Dear Valentine: Mad Libs
  8. Trust, Hernan Diaz
  9. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover
  10. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  11. Daisy Jones & the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  12. Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas
  13. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, Balli Kaur Jaswal
  14. Red Hot City: Housing, Race and Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Atlanta, Dan Immergluck
  15. All About Love: New Visions, Bell Hooks
  16. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
  17. Everyone in my Family has Killed Someone,  Benjamin Stevenson
  18. Circe, Madeline Miller
  19. The Maid, Nita Prose
  20. Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr
  21. The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman
Our Booksellers are constantly reading: new releases, classics, cookbooks, and non-fiction books. Wondering what we're reading now? Check out this list:
  • Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six, Lisa Unger
  • Now is Not the Time to Panic, Kevin Wilson
  • The Midnight Library, Matt Haig
  • Fifth Season: Every Age Must Come to an End, N.K. Jemisin
  • Ariadne, Jennifer Saint
  • The Golden Enclaves, Naomi Novik
  • A Psalm for the Wild Built, Becky Chambers
  • What If? 2, Randall Munroe
  • The School for Good Mothers, Jessamine Chan
  • Scattered All Over the Earth, Yoko Tawada
  • Black Leopard Red Wolf, Marlon James
  • Eager Beavers Matter, Bed Goldfarb
  • Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin
  • Thin Places: A Natural History of Healing and Home, Kerri ni Dochartaigh


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!
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Atlanta, GA 30306
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