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Best kept secret/hidden Atlanta gem

One of Eagle Eye Book Shop's employees touts the recent appearance of Santa at the store. The Decatur book store was your pick for Atlanta's best kept secret/hidden gem. Photo courtesy Eagle Eye Book Shop

One of Eagle Eye Book Shop’s employees touts the recent appearance of Santa at the store. The Decatur book store was your pick for Atlanta’s best kept secret/hidden gem. Photo courtesy Eagle Eye Book Shop

YOUR PICKS
1. Eagle Eye Book Shop
You say, “Check out a locally owned private bookstore such as Eagle Eye on North Decatur near Emory. Yes, I know you can get anything you want in a couple of clicks from Amazon, but there is nothing like spending a rainy afternoon browsing through all the ’stacks.’ There’s always a lazy dog to pet and a staff that is eager to assist, but who also know when to leave you alone.”

2. The New American Shakespeare Tavern
3. Actor’s Express
4. The Wren’s Nest
5. Grocery on Home

DKXARABIAA view of the East side of Bradley Peak on Arabia Mountain, which is part of the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, our pick for best kept secret/hidden gem in and around Atlanta. Staff photo

OUR PICKS
1. Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve

we say, “A serene and unusual oasis of natural beauty in DeKalb County, highlighted by the metamorphic rock mountain (or monadnock) that gives the place its name, a tranquil lake, streams and scenic hiking and biking trails. The mountain and its surroundings were designated a National Heritage Area in 2006.”

2. Spivey Hall (Morrow)
3. Chattahoochee Nature Center (Roswell)
4. Booth Western Art Museum (Cartersville)
5. Decatur Cemetery

8 comments Add your comment

SAWB

November 28th, 2012
1:29 am

Check out a locally owned private bookstore such as Eagle Eye on North Decatur near Emory. Yes, I know you can get anything you want in a couple of clicks from Amazon, but there is nothing like spending a rainy afternoon browsing through all the “stacks”. There’s always a lazy dog to pet and a staff that is eager to assist, but who also know when to leave you alone.

KK

November 28th, 2012
12:05 pm

Actor’s Express and Horizon Theater

KMK

December 2nd, 2012
5:08 pm

I second the vote for Eagle Eye bookstore on North Decatur near Emory. There’s a backroom with shabby but comfy couches, and you can while away an afternoon there without anyone trying to kick you out. And the selection of books is fabulous!

FM Fats

December 3rd, 2012
2:52 pm

Grocery on Home.

J

December 3rd, 2012
2:55 pm

Unknown to the mainstream:
Clermont Lounge

Tired

December 3rd, 2012
2:57 pm

The Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern.

The Hammer

December 3rd, 2012
3:19 pm

Lenox Square.

slaphappy

December 3rd, 2012
3:27 pm

Why would I post it here and ruin the secret for myself. Moron blogs