Golden Bough Bookstore

A look at the little bookstore that could.

Golden Bough offers a literal floor to ceiling selection of different genres.

Nestled on Cotton Avenue is Golden Bough Bookstore, a locale that specializes in selling vintage books. Golden Bough has served those in the Macon area since 1989.

"Follow me."

Golden Bough has three "shop cats" who mill about the store throughout the day. Golden bough is open from 12-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Photos of authors can be found hanging on many of the shop's corners.
This bookend, modeled after a chimp, sits adjacent to a buddha bookend.
"These are a few of my favorite things...Heatherly, Eric, and the Golden Bough Bookstore."
Stacks of books sit on every available surface.
Many decorations hang from the bookstore's ceiling, including this colorful, geometric mobile.
Golden Bough features multiple windows that let in natural light for browsing patrons.
The shop's thee cats lounge wherever they please--dog lovers beware!
Eric Wakefield, owner, has worked at Golden Bough since the year 2000. He ended up buying the store in 2007.
Wakefield has a small collection of toys sitting by the front door. He says friends have brought him trinkets as the years have passed.
While all of the shelves inside the store are green, Golden Bough's storefront is a bright blue.
One of the shop cats, Titan, stands guard in front of the shop. He is often the first thing people see when they enter.

Assignment: Macon Photo

Take a photo of something Macon. Some building, some place, something that people will instantly recognize as being in Macon.

Parking deck view of Downtown
Welcome to Macon...where the south rocks!
This fountain offers a place for the downtown community to gather.

Assignment: Window-lit Portrait

Matthew Ezeh (L) enjoys the view from the Macon Terminal Station's front window on a sunny autumn afternoon.

Moody shoot at the terminal station downtown.
In its' prime, the old terminal station downtown saw hundreds of patrons every day.

Assignment: Hockey Game Coverage

A young fan (R) watches in awe as the Macon Mayhem team makes their way back to their dressing room.

The Mayhem is Macon's hockey team.
Two Mayhem players make eye contact before carrying out their next play.
Abigail Lenglose, Macon Mayhem fan, turns to see the players exit the ice and make their way back to the dressing room after the first period.

Assignment: Cell Phone Feature Photo

H&H, it's what's for brunch.

Assignment: Pictorial

Matthew Ezeh (R) looks toward the stained glass windows of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in the afternoon light.
Patrons are free to visit the church anytime worship is not taking place.

Meet the photographer

Katie Atkinson is a journalism student at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She is a storyteller who loves capturing the rich history of her college town. Katie is an amateur photographer who is always working on improvement. You can contact Katie at

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