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Free Lecture on Phyllis Tickle Next Week

Before Phyllis Tickle died at 81 in September 2015, she named Jon M. Sweeney her official biographer. Sweeney is coming to the Cathedral Book Store to give a lecture on the life and career of this extraordinary woman. He will discuss her written work over fifty years (poetry, plays, literary, spiritual, historical, and theological), her marriage and family, and life on the Farm in Lucy, the subject of much of her oeuvre. If you would like to join us for the free lecture and book signing on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral, please reserve your seat on the events page at or by stopping by the store. This lecture is made possible by the generous support of our Book Fellows program.

Cathedral Book Store Book Fellows

Since 1949, the Cathedral Book Store has served the Cathedral of St. Philip, the Diocese of Atlanta, and the community at large. Founded by the Episcopal Church Women, we have grown from being a small book store to a vibrant ministry that serves as a resource to explore faith and values. We strive to be a catalyst for creating an engaged and thoughtful community through educational programs, speakers, discussion groups, and fellowship and outreach programs.

Children’s Book Drive

For the third year the Cathedral Book Store is collecting new books for the children at the Homeless Requiem, the children at the Arrendale Prison Children’s Center, and the young people at Covenant House. With a goal of 250 books, donated books will be distributed to children attending the Homeless Requiem on November 1, and in December to the other groups. Books are available to purchase at the Cathedral Book Store during regular business hours or in the Atrium from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sundays throughout October. Please help each of these beautiful children receive a wonderful new book this year!

Hart Readers to Meet in September

The Cathedral Book Store invites you to participate in Hart Readers, a community reading group that discusses contemporary books and issues from a theological perspective, with participants and discussion leaders from various churches in our community. Carroll Keen, a member of the Cathedral of Christ the King, will lead the next session on Thursday, September 7, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Walthour Library. The book being discussed is Between Heaven and Mirth, by James Martin, which explores how a healthy spirituality and a healthy sense of humor go hand-in-hand with God’s great plan for humankind.

Cathedral Book Store Fall Book Drive

For the second year, the Cathedral Book Store will be collecting new books for the children at the Homeless Requiem, Our House Early Education Center, Crossroads, and now Arrendale Prison Children's Center, with a goal of 250 books! Donated books will be distributed to children at the Homeless Requiem and in December to the other groups. Books are available to purchase at the Book Store. Please help each of these wonderful children receive a brand new book this year!

The Hart Readers – January

The Hart Readers will meet Wednesday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Walthour Library to discuss The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. The Rev. Martha Sterne and Dr. Catherine Meeks will lead us. In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. For more information, contact Kerith Lee, 404-237-7582 or

Hart Readers to Discuss Evensong

For the Wednesday, December 2 meeting of the Cathedral Book Store’s Hart Readers, we’ll be reading and discussing Evensong by Gail Godwin. Parishioner Sheryl Paylor will facilitate. A bestselling novel by this distinguished author brings to life the people of a small Smoky Mountain town and a woman whose world is indelibly altered by them. Beautifully written and filled with the insight and compassion Godwin is known for, Evensong is about family, the sometimes uncomfortable bonds of marriage, and the quest for religious faith. We will meet in the Walthour Library at 6:30 p.m. Please join us!