25th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA

November 5 – 20, 2016

Mark your calendars for one of our community’s most anticipated cultural events, the 25th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA, scheduled for November 5 – 20, 2016. Tickets go on sale September 1, 2016.


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Upcoming Programs

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Andi Dorfman, It's Not Okay
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Big Sky Buckhead
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Emily Giffin, New York Times Bestselling Author of First Comes Love
7:30 PM
MJCCA-Zaban Park
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Lauren Weisberger, The Signles Game
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
MJCCA-Zaban Park

For more than 20 years, the Book Festival of the MJCCA has offered our community a fifteen-day literary extravaganza featuring the year's most sought-after authors, celebrities, and influencers. Thousands of book lovers come together to listen to, meet, and interact with their favorite authors in a variety of forums including author meet-and-greets, book signings, a community read, panel discussions, children's and teen activities, and more.

Over the years, the Book Festival has played host to some of the most lauded authors, journalists, scholars, and personalities of our day, including Thomas Friedman, Chris Matthews, Scott Turow, Jeffrey Toobin, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Alan Alda, Mitch Albom, Pat Conroy, E.L. Doctorow, Norman Mailer, Leon Uris, Elie Wiesel, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Gene Wilder, Annie Leibovitz, Larry King, Madeleine Albright, and Yann Martel -- just to name a few!

From history to mystery, fact to fiction, politics to religion, and humor to political satire, the Book Festival's exceptional repertoire has something to offer all book lovers.

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Support The Book Festival of the MJCCA

The Book Festival is an ongoing story with a thrilling new chapter added each year. Please help us to continue telling our story! Become a Patron of the Book Festival of the MJCCA.

The Book Festival wouldn't be possible without generous contributions. Thanks to ongoing donor support, our Festival has grown from an ambitious literary vision to one of the most anticipated and highly regarded literary and cultural arts events in the nation.

Our Generous 2015 Sponsors


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Author Submission

If you would like to be considered as a presenting author of the 25th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA, held November 5 – 20, 2016, please complete this online application. All authors/books will be presented to our Author Selection Committee in July.

Book Club

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Contact Us

For more information, contact book festival at 678.812.3981.


This project is supported by Georgia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.

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