Acworth Bookstore: Rare Books, Military Museum and Coffee Shop

Acworth Bookstore: Rare Books, Military Museum and Coffee Shop Like a Museum a Bookstore and Coffee Shop all rolled into one.

03/22/2019
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graphic novelist Wayne Vansant will be at the Acworth Bookstore Saturday 1-5 pm... please plan to stop in!
01/17/2019

graphic novelist Wayne Vansant will be at the Acworth Bookstore Saturday 1-5 pm... please plan to stop in!

03/28/2018

On Saturday March 31st, the city will host a Classic Car Cruise from 4 - 9 PM on Main Street in Downtown Acworth.

Acworth Bookstore will be open during this event.

From 2 PM on Saturday, we are please to host two World War II veterans: Dick Bailey and Jack Smith. Dick Bailey flew 65 combat missions and his story is included in Norman Black's book "Combat Veterans' Stories of WWII Vol 1". Jack Smith is the author of two books, one novel and one art book, based on his wartime experiences.

02/16/2018

Thanks for the response to our Facebook account, it you are in or near our store, visit our store on Main St in Acworth, Ga.
Yesterday, Dick Bailey and I drive together to the Atlanta WWII Round Table meeting, we do this each month. We leave around 9:30 to make an 11:30 meeting in the Atlanta traffic.
We have plenty time to talk about Dick's experience as a B-26 Bomber for 65 missions over France and Germany. Dick has a very good memory for a 95 year young gentleman and unlike me, he very seldom repeate himself and most times he answer questions about his bombing raids which are very interesting as you know if you have been privileged to hear his many group speeches. Yesterday he told me another story about an American Pilot being shot down by a Japanese pilot and riding his garashute down when the Japanese fired on him in the air, the Japanese Pilot circled around to see if he had made the kill traveling at a slow speed, the American Pilot was the only known person to shoot a fighter Plane down with
a 45 cal. Pistol.

06/14/2017

Audie Leon Murphy, born June 20, 1925, rose to national fame as the most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II. Among his 33 awards and decorations was the Medal of Honor, the highest military award for bravery that can be given to any individual, for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." He also received every decoration for valor that his country had to offer, some of them more than once, including 5 decorations by France and Belgium. Credited with either killing over 240 of the enemy while wounding and capturing many others, he became a legend within the 3rd Infantry Division. During Murphy's 3 years active service as a combat soldier in World War II, Audie became one of the best fighting combat soldiers of this or any other century.

Actor James Cagney invited Murphy to Hollywood in September 1945, when he saw Murphy's photo on the July 16, 1945 cover of Life Magazine....this issue is available at the Acworth Bookstore.

In 1950 Murphy got a contract with Universal-International (later called Universal) where he starred in 26 films. His 1949 autobiography "To Hell And Back" was a best seller. Murphy starred as himself in a film biography released by Universal-International in 1955 with the same title. In the 25 years that Audie spent in Hollywood, he made a total of 44 feature films.

Audie owned ranches in California and Arizona and was a racehorse owner and breeder. However, Murphy had a gambling habit that left his finances in a poor state.

Audie suffered from what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and was plagued by insomnia and depression. During the mid-60s he became dependent on prescribed sleeping pills. When he recognized that he had become addicted, he locked himself in a motel room, stopped taking the sleeping pills and went through withdrawal symptoms for a week
Always an advocate for the needs of veterans, he broke the taboo about discussing war related mental problems after this experience. In a effort to draw attention to the problems of returning Korean and Vietnam War veterans, Audie Murphy spoke-out candidly about his personal problems with PTSD, then known as "Battle Fatigue". He publicly called for the US government to give more consideration and study to the emotional impact war has on veterans and to extend health care benefits to address PTSD and other mental health problems of returning war vets.

While on a business trip on May 28, 1971, (Memorial Day Weekend) he was killed in a private plane crash. On June 7th, Audie Murphy was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. On October 29, 2013, Governor Rick Perry posthumously awarded Murphy the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.

06/10/2017

Col.Dick Cole was the CoPilot with Gen.James H. Doolittle when they led bombing raid on Japanese home land with 16 B-25s in April 1942. This is a photo of Col. Cole at the Air Show in Peachtree City on April 22, 2017. Col. Cole is the last living member of the raid at the age of 101 yrs.
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12/22/2016

Acworth Bookstore will host a number of speakers on December 28 starting at 11:30 AM. A partial list of speakers includes Dick Bailey, Ben Hanigan and Jack Smith. The event will take place next door to the Bookstore, at the Conservatory at Waterstone. .... Please plan to join us - finger foods will be available.

11/12/2016

Christmas is coming...for great gift items, check out our updated website acworthbookstore.net

03/24/2016

We are announcing today that we have received a collection of Life Magazines for those interested in the history of the Vietnam War. We have 11 Magazines covering that period.

07/08/2015

Guy Condra, working at the Bookstore, had a meeting last with the
League of Honorable Gentlemen. Dr. Brian Wills from Knnesaw State University gave a great lecture on the Nathan Bedford Forrest. Had a good turn out and very educational.

12/12/2014

Come down and see us at Acworth Bookstore for a cup of Acworth's best coffee! You can take a seat in our comfy sitting area, browse upon our vast selections of books and sip on a home-made latte.

Hope to see you all soon!

Lodge Cast Iron Cookware Just Arrived
10/30/2014
Lodge Cast Iron Cookware Just Arrived

Lodge Cast Iron Cookware Just Arrived

"Seasoning" is a coat of vegetable oil baked onto the iron at a high temperature. The resulting black patina provides easy release properties. Because YOU create, maintain and repair the seasoning, your cookware can last 100 years or more.

09/17/2014

Visit Acworth Bookstore on www.abebooks.com to view a variety of our recently updated collectibles featuring the Civil War, WWII, German, American, Japanese and much, much more!

Address

4857 Main St
Acworth, GA
30101

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 20:00
Saturday 11:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(678) 403-1355

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