Like many local independent bookstores, A Cappella is more than just a retailer. Whether it's in the shop, at one of our many events, or online, we are committed to creating spaces in which great authors and the Atlanta community can come together to exchange new ideas, share a love of the written word, and further--as Colum McCann put it for our 25th anniversary book, A Cozy Infinity--the "great democracy [of] storytelling."
Occasionally, our store and our people make it into the larger media-sphere. You'll find links to those news items here.
Author: Tess Malone
Publisher: Atlanta Magazine
Date: September 2023
Atlanta Magazine on the local indies building community through storytelling and literature.
"When the pandemic hit, Reiss started delivering books for free across the city and continues the service today. 'It gives me a really good feeling to know that there are people who buy a book from us they could get elsewhere for cheaper,' he says. 'I get to see where my customers live and how diverse our readers are.'"
A New Chapter for Southern Bookstores
Author: Mary Laura Philpott
Publisher: Garden & Gun
Date: June/July 2022
Author Mary Laura Philpott profiles the flourishing indie bookstores she visited on her most recent book tour, with special attention paid to A Cappella’s exciting rotation of local events.
Quote: “You’ll find the book experts of A Cappella Books at the store in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood, but you’ll also spot them setting up shop at events all over town. Nimble enough to take their show on the road, they regularly pop up in locations ranging from the Fox Theatre to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.”
Author: Noah Sheidlower
Publisher: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution gives an overview of the area’s used bookstores and their post-covid recovery, featuring a testimony from Inman Park resident Jan Keith.
Quote: “The bookstore, with a large used book selection, mirrors the changing neighborhood, Keith said, with surprises around every corner.”
Author: Samantha Maxwell
Narcity takes a look at our local free book delivery program, which started in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and allows our neighbors to easily order books right to their homes.
Quote: “When you need to get your book fix fast without leaving the comfort of your couch, A Cappella Books has your back.”
Cat Power, W8ing4UFOS, and FLAP celebrate 30 years of A Cappella Books and community service
Author: Doug Deloach
Publisher: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing shines a spotlight on A Cappella Books’ 30th anniversary benefit concert, where Cat Power, W8ing4UFOS and FLAP performed in support of local charity Common Good Atlanta.
Quote: “It’s an extraordinarily good thing when good people come together to celebrate a good business by presenting good music while raising money for a good cause. That’s the formula for the concert sponsored by A Cappella Books marking 30 years of continuous operation as Atlanta’s hippest independent book store.”
A Cappella Books Day in Atlanta. The City of Atlanta proclaimed August 19, 2019 as "A Cappella Books 30th Anniversary Day." This video features remarks from District 2 City Councilmember Amir Farokhi and Frank Reiss, owner of A Cappella Books.
"One Bookstore Finds the Secret to Succeeding in the Amazon Age," by Susan Kitchens for the Wall Street Journal (subscribe to read the full story online)
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