Mission: The purpose of the decatur book festival is to promote literacy and interest in books through various programs, festivals, and other events and publications. The yearly festival is the largest independent book festival in the country. More than 150 authors participate.
Programs: The annual decatur book festival is a community event open to the public and supported by cash contributions from the corporate community and others as well as in-kind donations. It is the largest book festival in the united states and brings authors from around the country. There are venues around the city wherein attendees may hear and meet with these authors. The decatur book festivals labor day weekend event brings over 50,000 people to an annual gathering that supports literacy efforts throughout atlanta. Is is free to the public.