Art Fest & Book Signings

Acworth Bookstore will host two book signings SATURDAY April 6th from 1 to 5 PM during the Acworth Art Fest. Wayne Vansant brings history alive with graphic novels. Wayne began his writing and illustration career in 1986 with Marvel Comics’ “Savage Tales” and “The ‘Nam.” His current project is a Russian Front trilogy entitled “Katusha: Girl Soldier of the Patriotic War”. Most of Wayne’s titles will be available for signing. Dennis Klein will be signing “Normandy, 75 Years Later”. This is a photographic journey of modern day Normandy and the historical remnants left from World War II. And we will also host Mike Roshaven of BeeHaven, our local ‘honey man’. Mike will give lectures on bee keeping and honey throughout the day. The Acworth Art Fest takes place in Historic Downtown Acworth on Saturday April 6 from 10 am-6 pm and on Sunday April 7 from 10 am -5 pm.

KSU SCMPD Authors Publication Party

Acworth Bookstore will host a publication party for Kennesaw State University School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development  to celebrate faculty accomplishments. Faculty in the School have published 10 books in the last 5 years and are due to publish 6 more in 2019! 

Please join us in celebrating new titles. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2017-2019 Releases

1.Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen by Maia Carter Hallward and Amanda Guidero Published January 2019 Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen compares different international responses to the internal conflicts in Syria and Yemen through an examination of the coverage each conflict has received in the media. The work explores and evaluates rival explanations for why the Syrian conflict has garnered so much more attention than the Yemen conflict and the opportunities and limitations for using international law and international humanitarian law to discuss and analyze intervention. Using this assessment, the authors discuss why this differential attention matters in terms of IR theory, humanitarian response, and policy recommendations for responding to humanitarian crises.

2.Everyday Sustainability: Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling by Debarati Sen Published July 2018 WINNER OF TWO BOOK AWARDS. Everyday Sustainability is a fantastic and strong ethnography looking into problems of microcredit. It makes an important intervention in the field of “fair trade” and provides novel contributions to the discourse on helping or empowering women workers in India (and elsewhere). This book offers a textured critique of so-called fair trade economic models through a post-colonial, feminist framework. It offers an extensive review of feminist research methods grounded in ethnography. This is a lucid book based on over ten years of research. Its success as a text relies on an approachable use of theory and highly precise writing. Everyday Sustainability is a monumental achievement in feminist ethnography. -Praise from Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize Committee (2018) National Women’s Studies Association

3.The Russion Revolution A View from the Third World by Walter Rodney Edited by Jesse Benjamin and Robin D. G. Kelley Walter Rodney’s Russian Revolution collects surviving texts from a series of lectures he delivered at the University of Dar es Salaam, an intellectual hub of the independent Third World. It had been his intention to work these into a book, a goal completed posthumously with the editorial aid of Robin D.G. Kelley and Jesse Benjamin. Moving across the historiography of the long Russian Revolution with clarity and insight, Rodney transcends the ideological fault lines of the Cold War. Surveying a broad range of subjects—the Narodniks, social democracy, the October Revolution, civil war, and the challenges of Stalinism—Rodney articulates a distinct viewpoint from the Third World, one that grounds revolutionary theory and history with the people in motion.

4.Atone: Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation Edited by Brandon D. Lundy, Akanmu G. Adebayo, and Sherrill Hayes Published February 2018 Atone examines the relationship between religion and conflict has generated considerable academic and political debate. Although the majority of religions and spiritual traditions are replete with wisdom that propagates a broader unity among human beings, these same examples have been used to legitimize hatred and fear. While some studies claim that religion facilitates peacebuilding, reconciliation, and healing, others argue that religion exacerbates hostility, instigates vengeance-seeking behaviors, and heightens conflict. But religion does not act by itself, human beings are responsible for acts of peace or conflict, of division or reconciliation, in the name of religion. This book addresses these rather complex issues from the perspective of reconciliation, or atonement, to advance both the frontiers of knowledge and the global search for alternative paths to peace.  Date & Time Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

January Book Signings


Acworth Bookstore will hold book signings on January 12 and 19 from 1 to 5 PM.

Part of a trilogy, Jane Suen will be signing her third novel “Primal Will”. All three novels will be available at Jane’s signing on January 12 from 1 to 5 pm. Jane Suen is the award-winning author of “Children of the Future”, her debut novel, and other works of fiction.

Wayne Vansant brings history alive with graphic novels. Wayne began his writing and illustration career in 1986 with Marvel Comics’ “Savage Tales” and “The ‘Nam.” He has written and/or illustrated many books on historical subjects such as ” The War in Korea”, “Normandy”, and “Gettysburg”. His current project is a Russian Front trilogy entitled “Katusha: Girl Soldier of the Patriotic War”. Most of Wayne’s titles will be available for signing on January 19 from 1 to 5 pm.

December Book Signings

Acworth Bookstore will hold these book signings in December:  December 8, 15 and 22  from 1 to 5 PM.

Josh Batchelder, Lt Colonel (USAF Retired), will be signing “Black Watch Diary” on December 8 from 1 to 5 pm. The book is a quick take on the experiences of a man who proudly served his country as a member of the 59th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, flying world-wide missions in transport aircraft, and later as an Aerospace Education Officer in the Georgia wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Josh is also a certified Graphoanalyst. Josh will also have be signing his four books on analyzing personalities including “The Wheel: The Art of Wheel and Handwriting Analyses”.

On December 15th, Sarah Moore will be signing her newest children’s book. “Bandit Goes On A Picnic” is the story of a curious raccoon named Bandit who goes out to play in the woods with his siblings one afternoon and stumbles upon a picnic basket that has been left behind.  Being the mischievous guy that he is, he just can’t resist seeing what might be inside… but he’d better be careful, because curiosity can lead you to some very surprising places!

And on December 22nd, Meggan Kaiser will be signing “Everywhere for Nothing: Free Travel for the Modern Nomad”,  your ticket for a high-value, life-changing, and *free* travel experience. Whether you’re a backpacker, digital nomad, retired adventurer, or resort-loving family, there are tons of ways to make money absent from your travel experience.  Kaiser has combed over thirty countries and hundreds of cities, taken every imaginable mode of transport —all to find the best tips, secrets, and hacks to travel for free.

Any and all would make excellent Christmas gifts!

November Book Signings

Acworth Bookstore will hold three book signings in November:  November 10, 17 and 24  from 1 to 5 PM.

Smita Daya will be signing her new cookbook on November 10 from 1 to 5 pm.  In addition to her cookbook that promotes healthy meals with flavor, Smita is the proud owner of Olea Oliva! located in Marietta, GA.

Debbra Stephens will be signing her latest book “Christmas Travelers” on November 17 from 1 to 5 pm. She is also the author of other inspirational books including “Prepared” and “Crowned”.

On November 24th, Michael Shaffer will be signing his newest book “In Memory of Self and Comrades: Thomas Wallace Colley’s Recollections of Civil War Service in the 1st Virginia Cavalry”.

Any and all would make excellent holiday gifts!!

September Book Signings: Sept 8 and 15

Mark your calendars! Acworth Bookstore will hold two book signings in September:  September 8 and 15  from 1 to 5 PM.

Part of a trilogy, David Trawinski will be signing his third novel “War of the Nocturne’s Widow”.  All three novels will be available at David’s signing on September 8 from 1 to 5 pm.

Brigitte Cutshall will be signing her latest book “Expecting the Good” on September 15 from 1 to 5 pm. She is also the author of “Real Things: 6 Ways to Embrace Life”.