Book Donations Needed!

A box of books in the public domajn

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is having a used book sale on July 4th from 10-5 on the Square. We need as many used books as we can get: paperback or hardbound, children’s books, cookbooks, fiction or non-fiction. If you live in or near Dahlonega and have any you would be willing to donate to help us keep all the festival events FREE, please contact Arienne Wallace at  So, please go through your bookshelves and clean out your “I’m never going to read this again” stacks!

Dahlonega Literary Festival

DLF logo square justThe Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books. The next festival will take place March 12-13, 2016. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival continues to grow and become more and more entertaining as the years go on. We promise it will delight anyone who is a lover of books and reading. All festival events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Each year the festival presents a slate of invited authors representing a variety of genres sharing their ideas and experiences in various programs. In addition, a number of regional authors (ranging from local to other areas of the Southeast) have the opportunity to purchase a table to both interact with festival attendees and sell their books.

Check out the blog roll below for the latest news and updates from the festival committee.

News about the Name Change

It’s official. Word has come down and we’re sticking with the moniker of “Dahlonega Literary Festival.” Thanks for all the input, everyone! Your comments and poll choices definitely helped push the non-change! And while we had some support for our wildcard choices of “The Buy J. F. Lewis’s Book Festival” and “Dahlonegapalooza,” it was the traditional “Dahlonega Literary Festival” that won the most hearts. So we don’t have to worry about our initials changing to “DBF” which would just get confusing (since Decatur Book Festival has the same).

We are Literary, and we are proud!

And fun!