Athens-Clarke County Library


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606


Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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Mardi Gras Party!

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Thursday, February 23, 3:30 p.m.

"Laissez les bons temps rouler!" Let the good times roll! Learn about and share Mardi Gras traditions, music and crafts. We'll even try King Cake, a traditional dish served at Mardi Gras! For ages 4-8 with caregiver.

Indie Author Marketplace & Fair

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Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Indie Author marketplace has burgeoned in recent times. Never before in publishing history have so many hopeful and aspiring writers and authors had the opportunity and resources to self-publish. Traditional publishing houses, the ‘Big Six’, are very limited in the types of books they market and sell, thus blocking hopeful authors from ever publishing and receiving the added publicity in the marketplace.

Why do Indie Authors matter? All of us have stories to tell. Talented writers find themselves frustrated finding a good literary agent, or finding a large publishing house that will accept their manuscripts. With the ability to self-publish, and work hard to get their books into the hands of avid readers, authors are finding a new niche in the publishing world. Small publishing companies are also on the rise. The Athens-Clarke County Library will host Athens’ first ever Indie Author Marketplace & Fair on Saturday, February 18th, from 11 AM to 3 PM. During that time, we invite all book readers and lovers to visit our local author booths and peruse the abundance of books and talk to the authors about the stories behind those books.

Following the marketplace there will be a three-author symposium from 3:30—4:30 PM. The authors will discuss their experiences with self-publishing. A reception will take place at 4:30 PM. Read Local! Support our local authors!

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