(PHOTOS) – 2015 Decatur Book Festival

Posted by Decaturish.com September 6, 2015

Each year the Decatur Book Festival brings in a crowd. The DBF is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more. If you missed it Saturday, you still have a chance to peruse all of the offerings on Sunday.

Dena Mellick (right) reads a selection from Decaturish's columnist Nicki Salcedo's new book Intersections during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dena Mellick (right) reads a selection from Decaturish’s columnist Nicki Salcedo’s new book Intersections during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Author Leisa Rich speaks to the crowd while on the Emerging Writers Stage during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Author Leisa Rich speaks to the crowd while on the Emerging Writers Stage during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Flanked by Decaturish's Dena Mellick (left) and Dan Whisenhunt, columnist Nicki Salcedo (right) reads a selection from her new book Intersections during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Flanked by Decaturish’s Dena Mellick (left) and Dan Whisenhunt, columnist Nicki Salcedo (right) reads a selection from her new book Intersections during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dena Mellick (right) reads a selection from Decaturish's columnist Nicki Salcedo's new book Intersections during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dena Mellick (right) reads a selection from Decaturish’s columnist Nicki Salcedo’s new book Intersections during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sascha Blanchford finishes her popsicle while sitting on the cannon outside of the Historic Dekalb County Courthouse during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sascha Blanchford finishes her popsicle while sitting on the cannon outside of the Historic Dekalb County Courthouse during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Author Jamie Brickhouse speaks to the crowd about his newest book during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Author Jamie Brickhouse speaks to the crowd about his newest book during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Kayla Maddon (left) and Nicolette Paglioni look for books to but during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Kayla Maddon (left) and Nicolette Paglioni look for books to buy during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Promise Williams (center), talks about Pepper Storm, the character she inspired her mother to create, during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Promise Williams (center), talks about Pepper Storm, the character she inspired her mother to create, during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Scott Butterfield gets eye level with some books during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Scott Butterfield gets eye level with some books during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

John Sakers (center) looks for books to buy in one of the numerous tents at the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

John Sakers (center) looks for books to buy in one of the numerous tents at the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Joyce Farmer - Brown (left) checks out Rebecca Gilbert's book It's Easy to Start Eating Vegan during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Joyce Farmer – Brown (left) checks out Rebecca Gilbert’s book It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Linda McLoud (center) looks for books to buy in one of the numerous tents at the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Linda McLoud (center) looks for books to buy in one of the numerous tents at the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Author Emilie Bush (left) talks with Chrisy Strum, her husband Lee and Peter B. Slayer during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Author Emilie Bush (left) talks with Chrisy Strum, her husband Lee and Peter B. Slayer during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Author David Levithan (left) speaks to the crowd about his newest book while on the Teen Stage with Will Walton during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Author David Levithan (left) speaks to the crowd about his newest book while on the Teen Stage with Will Walton during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rachel Buckley (left) listens to author David Levithan speak during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Rachel Buckley (left) listens to author David Levithan speak during the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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  • EB

    Isn’t that redhead just the cutest kid you ever saw?

    Of course, I’m probably somewhat biased, since I’m his dad.

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