Emory's booth at the Book Festival

The Emory tent was packed as the Decatur Book Festival drew thousands of book lovers throughout the weekend.

Joseph Beck, an Emory Medal winner, alumnus and lecturer in the School of Law, signed copies of My Father And Atticus Finch: A Lawyer¿s Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama.

Joseph Beck, an Emory Medal winner, alumnus and lecturer in the School of Law, signed copies of "My Father And Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama."

James Marshall Smith, adjunct professor of environmental health, signed his book, Silent Source.

James Marshall Smith, adjunct professor of environmental health, signed his book "Silent Source."

Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, signed My Search for Ramanujan: How I Learned to Count.

Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, signed "My Search for Ramanujan: How I Learned to Count."

Ken Ono's memoir explores his journey to follow in the footsteps of the enigmatic Indian genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Ono's memoir explores his journey to follow in the footsteps of the enigmatic Indian genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Carol Anderson, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor and Chair of African American Studies, signed White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.

Carol Anderson, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor and Chair of African American Studies, signed "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide."

Carol Anderson

Sparked by an op-ed she wrote in the wake of the Ferguson protests, Anderson's book examines how racism and racial prejudice have been infused in public policy in the United States.

The Emory tent gave literature fans a chance to engage with the University and learn about how Emory showcases authors and scholars throughout the year.

The Emory tent gave literature fans a chance to engage with the University and learn about how Emory showcases authors and scholars throughout the year.

The Decatur Book Festival is the largest community-based independent book festival in the country, hosting hundreds of readings throughout the weekend at a variety of Decatur venues.

The Decatur Book Festival is the largest community-based independent book festival in the country, hosting hundreds of readings throughout the weekend at a variety of Decatur venues.

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Photos: Emory at the Decatur Book Festival

Sept. 6, 2016

Thousands packed downtown Decatur over the weekend for the annual Decatur Book Festival, held Sept. 2-4. Emory faculty, staff, student and alumni authors were well-represented in the festival lineup, and many also came out to the Emory tent to sign books and greet fans.

Emory is a major sponsor of the festival, which featured both an Emory track and an Emory School of Law track this year.