Avant-garde Books

Avant-garde Books Avant-garde Books is a bookstore in West End Mall. We also host book fairs. Our mission is to strengthen and support literacy development around the world, especially for children who reside in socio-economically disadvantaged communities.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our hours of operation have changed. Please check out our "Calendar" page on www.avantgardebooks.net

Operating as usual

It’s hard to say good-bye. We ❤️seeing children’s faces when they open a book illustrated by Floyd Cooper (1956-2021). W...
07/17/2021

It’s hard to say good-bye. We ❤️seeing children’s faces when they open a book illustrated by Floyd Cooper (1956-2021). We are committed to making sure new generations of children experience Cooper’s amazing, artistic genius. Rest in power, King. Here are some of our favorite titles. www.avantgardebooks.net 📚

We ❤️ it when a child feels like she's found the book that she's always wanted!!!! #LifeOfAFirefly ❤️❤️❤️www.avantgardeb...
07/16/2021

We ❤️ it when a child feels like she's found the book that she's always wanted!!!! #LifeOfAFirefly ❤️❤️❤️www.avantgardebooks.net
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We ❤️ it when a child feels like she's found the book that she's always wanted!!!! #LifeOfAFirefly ❤️❤️❤️www.avantgardebooks.net
Sandra Brown Lindstedt Sandra Brown Lind

Their SMILES make our day!!! 😊😊😊😊😊#EmpowerChildrenWithBooks 📚www.avantgardebooks.net
07/16/2021

Their SMILES make our day!!! 😊😊😊😊😊#EmpowerChildrenWithBooks 📚www.avantgardebooks.net

Their SMILES make our day!!! 😊😊😊😊😊#EmpowerChildrenWithBooks 📚www.avantgardebooks.net

We were blessed to meet Letitia Williams (left) and Faithe Billups, two beautiful and brilliant mothers who serve in the...
07/16/2021

We were blessed to meet Letitia Williams (left) and Faithe Billups, two beautiful and brilliant mothers who serve in the United States Army! We are so proud of their service to our country. We salute them creating literature-rich homes! We ❤️you! #ReadTogether 📚www.avantgardebooks.net

We were blessed to meet Letitia Williams (left) and Faithe Billups, two beautiful and brilliant mothers who serve in the United States Army! We are so proud of their service to our country. We salute them creating literature-rich homes! We ❤️you! #ReadTogether 📚www.avantgardebooks.net

#GreatUnclesMatter We ❤️ this! #ReadTogether 📚www.avantgardebooks.net
07/16/2021

#GreatUnclesMatter We ❤️ this! #ReadTogether 📚www.avantgardebooks.net

#GreatUnclesMatter We ❤️ this! #ReadTogether 📚www.avantgardebooks.net

#PrincessMaude 👑No evil stepmothers. No voodoo. No murder. Just an uplifting story with beautiful images. "Princess Maud...
07/16/2021

#PrincessMaude 👑No evil stepmothers. No voodoo. No murder. Just an uplifting story with beautiful images. "Princess Maude" was inspired by midwife and nurse, Maude Callen (1898-1990) who saved countless lives in South Carolina.

We had the pleasure of meeting Kasandra Marbury, the beautiful queen behind the wellness brand, "Innher Peace"! Check ou...
07/16/2021

We had the pleasure of meeting Kasandra Marbury, the beautiful queen behind the wellness brand, "Innher Peace"! Check out her website and get a copy of her book! 🧡www.innherpeace.com

🎂Celebrating a true pioneer in investigative journalism, Ida B. Wells who was born on this day in 1862. ✍️🏿📰“The way to ...
07/16/2021

🎂Celebrating a true pioneer in investigative journalism, Ida B. Wells who was born on this day in 1862. ✍️🏿📰“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”― Ida B. Wells-Barnett
#CivilRightsActivist #WomenRightsActivist #FiskUniversity #Journalist

🎂Celebrating a true pioneer in investigative journalism, Ida B. Wells who was born on this day in 1862. ✍️🏿📰“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”― Ida B. Wells-Barnett
#CivilRightsActivist #WomenRightsActivist #FiskUniversity #Journalist

#BookClub 🎉Join the AGB Book Club! Our July pick is "Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principles of Entrepreneurship" by ...
07/15/2021

#BookClub 🎉Join the AGB Book Club! Our July pick is "Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principles of Entrepreneurship" by Dr. William F. Pickard. Learn more: https://avantgardebooks.net/agb-book-club

#BookClub 🎉Join the AGB Book Club! Our July pick is "Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principles of Entrepreneurship" by Dr. William F. Pickard. Learn more: https://avantgardebooks.net/agb-book-club

07/15/2021
WE❤️THIS! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #Read #BooksATL 📚#LetsReadTogether 📚#LiteracyMatters 📚 #InvestInYourBrain 🧠www.avantgardebooks....
07/14/2021

WE❤️THIS! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #Read #BooksATL 📚#LetsReadTogether 📚#LiteracyMatters 📚 #InvestInYourBrain 🧠www.avantgardebooks.net

WE❤️THIS! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #Read #BooksATL 📚#LetsReadTogether 📚#LiteracyMatters 📚 #InvestInYourBrain 🧠www.avantgardebooks.net

We have beautiful days because we have beautiful customers! 😊 Thank you, Queen! 👑"Cotton Candy Clouds and Chocolate Rain...
07/14/2021

We have beautiful days because we have beautiful customers! 😊 Thank you, Queen! 👑"Cotton Candy Clouds and Chocolate Raindrops" is also available at www.avantgardebooks.net 📚

We have beautiful days because we have beautiful customers! 😊 Thank you, Queen! 👑"Cotton Candy Clouds and Chocolate Raindrops" is also available at www.avantgardebooks.net 📚

#GreatDadsMatter 🖤Thank you, King! 👑www.avantgardebooks.net 📚@nasty1nook
07/14/2021

#GreatDadsMatter 🖤Thank you, King! 👑www.avantgardebooks.net 📚
@nasty1nook

#GreatDadsMatter 🖤Thank you, King! 👑www.avantgardebooks.net 📚
@nasty1nook

#EmpowerBoysWithBooks  📚We know some of the smartest boys in Atlanta! 💙Come see us at West End Mall every Wednesday thro...
07/14/2021

#EmpowerBoysWithBooks 📚We know some of the smartest boys in Atlanta! 💙Come see us at West End Mall every Wednesday through Saturday (1-7pm). 😊 www.avantgardebooks.net

🎂Happy 87th birthday to Nobel prize-winning, Nigerian playwright, Wole Soyinka (1934)! #TheInterpreters  #Aké 🇳🇬 🏆“Books...
07/13/2021

🎂Happy 87th birthday to Nobel prize-winning, Nigerian playwright, Wole Soyinka (1934)! #TheInterpreters #Aké 🇳🇬 🏆“Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth.” -Wole Soyinka https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1986/soyinka/biographical/

🎂Happy 87th birthday to Nobel prize-winning, Nigerian playwright, Wole Soyinka (1934)! #TheInterpreters #Aké 🇳🇬 🏆“Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth.” -Wole Soyinka https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1986/soyinka/biographical/

#TuesdayWisdom ❤️"...barriers are not impenetrable. Those bent on success have to be more self-reliant and creative... C...
07/13/2021

#TuesdayWisdom ❤️"...barriers are not impenetrable. Those bent on success have to be more self-reliant and creative... Carve out opportunities where there are no opportunities."-William F. Pickard, Ph.D. #MillionaireMoves 💰 www.avantgardebooks.net

#TuesdayWisdom ❤️"...barriers are not impenetrable. Those bent on success have to be more self-reliant and creative... Carve out opportunities where there are no opportunities."-William F. Pickard, Ph.D. #MillionaireMoves 💰 www.avantgardebooks.net

🎂Celebrating novelist, playwright, and Poet Laureate of Chicago (1990), Samuel E. Greenlee, Jr. (1930 – 2014). ✍🏿  #Army...
07/13/2021

🎂Celebrating novelist, playwright, and Poet Laureate of Chicago (1990), Samuel E. Greenlee, Jr. (1930 – 2014). ✍🏿 #ArmyVeteran 🇺🇸#KappaAlphaPsi ❤️#TheSpookWhoSatByTheDoor Rest in Power, King! 👑

#LetsReadTogether 📚 Join us at The Mall West End tomorrow through Saturday (1-7 p.m.)! 😉www.avantgardebooks.net
07/12/2021

#LetsReadTogether 📚 Join us at The Mall West End tomorrow through Saturday (1-7 p.m.)! 😉www.avantgardebooks.net

#LetsReadTogether 📚 Join us at The Mall West End tomorrow through Saturday (1-7 p.m.)! 😉www.avantgardebooks.net

🦜"Bird" by Pablo Neruda🎂(1904-1973) 📚✍🏽#Poet #NobelPrizeWinner 🏆It was passed from one bird to another,the whole gift of...
07/12/2021

🦜"Bird" by Pablo Neruda🎂(1904-1973) 📚✍🏽#Poet #NobelPrizeWinner 🏆
It was passed from one bird to another,
the whole gift of the day.
The day went from flute to flute,
went dressed in vegetation,
in flights which opened a tunnel
through the wind would pass
to where birds were breaking open
the dense blue air -
and there, night came in.

When I returned from so many journeys,
I stayed suspended and green
between sun and geography -
I saw how wings worked,
how perfumes are transmitted
by feathery telegraph,
and from above I saw the path,
the springs and the roof tiles,
the fishermen at their trades,
the trousers of the foam;
I saw it all from my green sky.
I had no more alphabet
than the swallows in their courses,
the tiny, shining water
of the small bird on fire
which dances out of the pollen.

🦜"Bird" by Pablo Neruda🎂(1904-1973) 📚✍🏽#Poet #NobelPrizeWinner 🏆
It was passed from one bird to another,
the whole gift of the day.
The day went from flute to flute,
went dressed in vegetation,
in flights which opened a tunnel
through the wind would pass
to where birds were breaking open
the dense blue air -
and there, night came in.

When I returned from so many journeys,
I stayed suspended and green
between sun and geography -
I saw how wings worked,
how perfumes are transmitted
by feathery telegraph,
and from above I saw the path,
the springs and the roof tiles,
the fishermen at their trades,
the trousers of the foam;
I saw it all from my green sky.
I had no more alphabet
than the swallows in their courses,
the tiny, shining water
of the small bird on fire
which dances out of the pollen.

🎂Remembering #HenryDavidThoreau. "Think for yourself, or others will think for you without thinking of you." #Philospher...
07/12/2021

🎂Remembering #HenryDavidThoreau. "Think for yourself, or others will think for you without thinking of you." #Philospher #Poet #Abolitionist #Environmentalist

🎂Remembering #HenryDavidThoreau. "Think for yourself, or others will think for you without thinking of you." #Philospher #Poet #Abolitionist #Environmentalist

🎂Remembering E. B. White (1899-1985) #Writer ✍️📚 #CharlottesWeb#StuartLittle #TheTrumpetOfTheSwan #NewberyAward #Pulitze...
07/12/2021

🎂Remembering E. B. White (1899-1985) #Writer ✍️📚 #CharlottesWeb#StuartLittle #TheTrumpetOfTheSwan #NewberyAward #PulitzerPrize#CornellUniversity #TheNewYorker #ThePresidentialMedalofFreedom🏆

🎂Remembering E. B. White (1899-1985) #Writer ✍️📚 #CharlottesWeb#StuartLittle #TheTrumpetOfTheSwan #NewberyAward #PulitzerPrize#CornellUniversity #TheNewYorker #ThePresidentialMedalofFreedom🏆

#LiteracyMatters 📚"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read."-#MaryMcLeodBethune (1875-1955) Did you know? Mo...
07/12/2021

#LiteracyMatters 📚"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read."-#MaryMcLeodBethune (1875-1955)
Did you know? Most southern states in the early 1800's restricted black literacy, and in 1830's legislation was passed laws prohibiting their education. South Carolina's Negro Act of 1740, prohibited teaching enslaved Africans to read and write, punishable by a fine of 100 pounds and six months in prison.

#LiteracyMatters 📚"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read."-#MaryMcLeodBethune (1875-1955)
Did you know? Most southern states in the early 1800's restricted black literacy, and in 1830's legislation was passed laws prohibiting their education. South Carolina's Negro Act of 1740, prohibited teaching enslaved Africans to read and write, punishable by a fine of 100 pounds and six months in prison.

#EducationMatters Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) started a school for less than a dollar with only 15 students in Dayto...
07/12/2021

#EducationMatters Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) started a school for less than a dollar with only 15 students in Daytona Beach, Florida in spite of death threats from the K*K. Her legacy lives as the college she started (now Bethune Cookman University) thrives and fulfills her dream of empowering people through education.

#EducationMatters Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) started a school for less than a dollar with only 15 students in Daytona Beach, Florida in spite of death threats from the K*K. Her legacy lives as the college she started (now Bethune Cookman University) thrives and fulfills her dream of empowering people through education.

🎂"The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what ...
07/09/2021

🎂"The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think."-June Jordan (July 9, 1936-June 14, 2002) Rest in Power, Queen. 🙏🏿

🎂"The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think."-June Jordan (July 9, 1936-June 14, 2002) Rest in Power, Queen. 🙏🏿

🎂Remembering prolific author, Eric Jerome Dickey ✍🏿(July 7, 1961 to January 3, 2021) Rest in power. 🙏🏿#Cheaters #TheBusi...
07/08/2021

🎂Remembering prolific author, Eric Jerome Dickey ✍🏿(July 7, 1961 to January 3, 2021) Rest in power. 🙏🏿#Cheaters #TheBusinessOfLovers #TheBlackbirds #FriendsAndLovers #MilkInMyCoffee #BetweenLovers #FindingGideon #Genevieve #Decadence #LiarsGame

✍🏿🎂She was exiled from South Africa during Apartheid, but she will not be from our memory. Remembering gifted, South Afr...
07/08/2021

✍🏿🎂She was exiled from South Africa during Apartheid, but she will not be from our memory. Remembering gifted, South African writer, Bessie Head (July 6, 1937 - April 17, 1986). 🇿🇦 #WhenRainCloudsGather #Maru #AQuestionOfPower #BessieHead www.avantgardebooks.net

Today, we're at West End Mall until 7:00 p.m.! We'd ❤️to see you! #LetsReadTogether 😃#LiteracyMatters 📚#BooksATL 📚 #Inve...
07/03/2021

Today, we're at West End Mall until 7:00 p.m.! We'd ❤️to see you! #LetsReadTogether 😃#LiteracyMatters 📚#BooksATL 📚 #InvestInYourBrain 🧠www.avantgardebooks.net

This Independence Day 🇺🇸 remember that you are FREE to READ! We APPRECIATE all the good fathers and good mothers who tea...
07/03/2021

This Independence Day 🇺🇸 remember that you are FREE to READ! We APPRECIATE all the good fathers and good mothers who teach their children the POWER of LITERACY! #FreeToRead 📚 www.avantgardebooks.net

This Independence Day 🇺🇸 remember that you are FREE to READ! We APPRECIATE all the good fathers and good mothers who teach their children the POWER of LITERACY! #FreeToRead 📚 www.avantgardebooks.net

We are GRATEFUL for the opportunity to share our love of literature and learning with the world. Thank you for your cont...
07/03/2021

We are GRATEFUL for the opportunity to share our love of literature and learning with the world. Thank you for your continual support! ❤️We're off next week though. You can see us at the Mall West End Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (1-7pm)!😉#LetsReadTogether 📚 www.avantgardebooks.net

We are GRATEFUL for the opportunity to share our love of literature and learning with the world. Thank you for your continual support! ❤️We're off next week though. You can see us at the Mall West End Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (1-7pm)!😉#LetsReadTogether 📚 www.avantgardebooks.net

FACTS.💯
07/02/2021

FACTS.💯

So true! 🙌

#FreeToReadHolidayBookGiveaway 3 People. US residents only. 🇺🇸 Like post. Share. #LiteracyMatters Winners announced Mond...
07/02/2021

#FreeToReadHolidayBookGiveaway 3 People. US residents only. 🇺🇸 Like post. Share. #LiteracyMatters Winners announced Monday, July 5th. Thank you. www.avantgardebooks.net 📚

#FreeToReadHolidayBookGiveaway 3 People. US residents only. 🇺🇸 Like post. Share. #LiteracyMatters Winners announced Monday, July 5th. Thank you. www.avantgardebooks.net 📚

Our village is strong. We know the smartest and most beautiful aunties in ATL! ❤️#FamilyMatters www.avantgardebooks.net ...
07/02/2021

Our village is strong. We know the smartest and most beautiful aunties in ATL! ❤️#FamilyMatters www.avantgardebooks.net 📚

Our village is strong. We know the smartest and most beautiful aunties in ATL! ❤️#FamilyMatters www.avantgardebooks.net 📚

Our village is strong! Everyday, we are GRATEFUL to see grandparents buying books for their grandchildren. Thank you. ❤️...
07/02/2021

Our village is strong! Everyday, we are GRATEFUL to see grandparents buying books for their grandchildren. Thank you. ❤️#FamilyMatters 😀www.avantgardebooks.net 📚

Our village is strong! Everyday, we are GRATEFUL to see grandparents buying books for their grandchildren. Thank you. ❤️#FamilyMatters 😀www.avantgardebooks.net 📚

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850 Oak Street SW
Atlanta, GA
30310

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Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Thursday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 1pm - 7pm

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Avant-garde Books is now a permanent vendor at West End Mall. For your convenience, our online bookstore is available 24/7 to save you time and money. We sell new and used books for great prices for every kind of reader. We also host book fairs! The Avant-garde Books team is committed to building literacy, especially among children in disadvantaged communities. We have hundreds of titles for Book Fairs, Book Clubs, and Book Parties. Each summer, we offer free tutorials to help empower struggling readers. Please visit our website: www.avantgardebooks.net.

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🙏🏿Dear Community, We are saddened to hear about people getting sick and dying as a result of COVID-19. We pray that you and your beloved are safe and well. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will get through this! #ContinueToRead📚 -The Avant-garde Books Team
Herstorians(Historians)! They are out there...
Avant-garde books you did it again. What a phenomenal event yesterday. Already looking forward to year 3!
I would like to thank Sister Hardy for all of her hard work in putting together such a wonderful event to showcase the talents and works of independent authors like myself. Her kindness and generosity are truly appreciated, and I look forward to supporting her next event.