Bookstore Extravaganza: Five Great Book Shops in Atlanta

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.” -Neil Gaiman in his book American Gods For this month’s “Books with Bean” I decided to review book stores instead of a book. I visited five local bookshops: Tall Tale Book Store, Eagle Eye Bookshop, Book Nook, Little Shop of Stories, and Half Price Books. The books and other fun trinkets at the stores could make excellent presents for friends and families. If you want to check out fun bookstores, or accomplish your holiday shopping, all five of these shops would be a good place to start. Tall Tales Book Stop The shop has a traditional bookst

Street Art in Atlanta: There’s More Than You Think

From murals by Living Walls along Buford Highway all the way to downtown for OuterSpace Project, or random pop-ups by a local artist, these displays of public art sprout around Atlanta faster than we can keep up. Local art enthusiast Arthur Rudick took the time to catalog these works of art through his website, Atlanta Street Art Map. With a collection of more than 200 murals on his database, Rudick wants to help the city’s residents get to know the art and the artist that make their neighborhoods beautiful. “[I want to] get Atlantans up off their couches and out into the neighborhoods to see Atlanta’s wealth of murals street art and graffiti for themselves,” says Rudick. “Atlanta Street Ar

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