Announcing Our New Director

After several months of searching, we are pleased to announce that we have a new Director at the Georgia Center for the Book!

Alison Weissinger, Director of the DeKalb County Public Library sent this e-mail to her staff and the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Council on 9/24 announcing the name of the new Director:

“I am pleased to announce that Joe Davich has been hired as the new Director of the Georgia Center for the Book. As many of you know, Joe has worked for the GCB/DCPL in a merit-exempt position for the past eight years. He is a fixture in the metro-Atlanta literary scene and I look forward to seeing the Center for the Book grow and flourish under his leadership. Please join me in welcoming Joe in his new role!”

9 thoughts on “Announcing Our New Director

  1. Congratulations to Joe on this much-merited promotion. The Center is in very good hands — look for great things in the future for this amazing organization.

    Many of us were rooting for you. Way to go, Joe–well-deserved.

    Media Center, FBCD

  3. Hi Fred- Was there a book in particular that you wanted to purchase? Several of our independent bookstores in Atlanta carry Tom’s work.


  4. I know of other authors from Georgia, why is it that their names not listed on this site.

  5. Hi David-
    All authors listed on the web-site are approved by our office and our Advisory Council. We are working to develop a criteria for submissions for future entries. Also, there are other resources such as the New Georgia Encyclopedia of Literature, that we do not wish to replicate.

    Was there anyone in particular that you believe we are lacking? Please be advised that self-published authors are not included in our listing.


    Joe Davich
    Executive Director, Georgia Center for the Book
    Supporting the Literary Arts in Georgia
    Decatur Library, 3rd Floor
    215 Sycamore St.
    Decatur, GA, 30030
    404.370.3070, Ext. 2285
    404.370.3091 (FAX)
    404.734.3639 (Cellular)

  6. I’m a little late but OOPs—I didn’t know you were the new Executive Director!!!! I would have been nicer to you. :))

    Congrats Joe, you have done a terrific job over the years and really are Mr. Georgia Center for the Book.

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