Independent bookstore 44th and 3rd will open the doors to its second Atlanta storefront on Sunday, May 2, a company spokesperson for Pegasus Books, the publisher participating in the grand opening festivities, told What Now Atlanta in an email this week.
In celebration of its opening, 44th and 3rd will host an in-person book signing from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with author Bill Lester.
Lester, a long-time Atlanta resident, is the author of Winning in Reverse: Defying the Odds and Achieving Dreams—the Bill Lester Story and is a retired NASCAR driver.
“Lester and Pegasus Books are eager to support this dynamic new store that was created to bring their readers books that represent the richness, diversity, and genius of Black expression — and to get the chance to engage with people in person after so long,” the spokesperson said. “In Winning In Reverse, Bill reveals how he came to love working on muscle cars as a child, racing in the streets as a teenager, getting married, pursuing amateur racing, and then finally transitioning to the pros. Readers will be inspired by Bill’s inspirational and encouraging voice and the conviction that fills each page.”
44th and 3rd’s new location in the Entra West End development, at 451 Lee Street, Unit B, SW, is a 693-square-foot space adjacent to the Morehouse School of Medicine. The company closed its original Little Five Points location in May 2020.