Anna Quindlin
Anna Quindlen

Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 – 19 when more than 40 authors will descend on Atlanta for two weeks during the 23rd annual Book Festival of the MJCCA (Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta).

Organizers are expecting more than 10,000 book lovers to attend the festival, which will feature speaker programs, author meet-and-greets, book signings, panel discussions, community reads and more.

Bob Saget

Some of the headlining authors include comedian and actor Bob Saget, ABC anchor Dan Harris, Dr. Eben Alexander, foodie Mark Bittman, What What Happens Live host and Bravo network exec Andy Cohen, Ezekiel Emanuel, Daniel Gordis, Simon Schama, Ron Suskind, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Anna Quindlen, Bernie Schein and Pat Conroy.

Most events will be held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Tickets are on sale by calling (678) 812-4005 or online at

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.