Book Festival of the MJCCA 2017

From Nov. 4 through 20, the Book Festival of the MJCCA will celebrate 26 years of bringing culture and conversation to the greater Atlanta community. The Book Festival’s repertoire of 45-plus authors has something to offer all book lovers.

“The 26th edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA features everyone from renowned political figures and historians, to award-winning novelists and local luminaries,” said Book Festival Co-Chair Bea Grossman. “Book topics range from scientific breakthroughs to fascinating biographies, from untold stories about the Holocaust to World War II epics, from brilliant Jewish humor to unwritten rules for sports fans. We truly have something for everyone — book lover or not.”

More than 13,000 people from across the Southeast are expected to come to engage with and listen to their favorite local, national and international authors. Most events will be held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

“Personally, I think this festival’s author lineup is one of our best to date. Some of this year’s highlights include a live musical performance from one of the most prolific Jewish songwriters today, Steve Dorff; a delicious dessert reception with Lisa Lillien, AKA ‘The Hungry Girl’; and a fun Intown program at The Rich Theatre with ‘the most interesting man in the world,’ Jonathan Goldsmith,” said Book Festival Co-Chair Dee Kline. “Additionally, we are pleased to bring back our In Conversation’ interviews between authors and local journalists, and various events with book clubs throughout the city.”

Individual tickets are available, or guests can purchase a series pass. Passes are $120 for MJCCA members and $145 general admission. Some events are free.

The MJCCA is at 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody. For the complete list of authors and more information, visit, call 678-812-4005 or contact

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