The AJC DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL, now in its third year, will deliver about 225 national and local best-selling authors to the city's historic downtown area, continuing Sun., AUG. 31. Events will include book signings, readings, live music and poetry, and – every writer's favorite – beer and wine vendors. It's worth mentioning that former beat poet and New Jersey Poet Laureate Amiri Baraka will be around all weekend. Through Aug. 31. Free. Fri., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-midnight; Sun., noon-9 p.m. Various times and locations. www.decaturbookfestival.com.