Janet Geddis opened Avid Bookshop in 2011 on Prince Avenue and opened another location in Five Points in 2016. Over the years, Avid Bookshop has grown to become a staple in the Athens community and was even named one of the top 5 bookshops in the U.S. by Publisher's Weekly.Her business even landed in the Bulldog 100, which celebrates Dawgs on top by recognizing the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni each year, four times. Today, this cozy bookshop continues to thrive having book signings, events, and providing a wide range of stories to the Athens community.
*In December 2019, the Avid Bookshop location on Prince Avenue closed its doors. Now only the Five points location remains open.