Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
291 N. Cherokee Road
Social Circle, GA  30025

Location open by appointment only
and on auction days.

Office Hours:  10:00 - 5:00 (Eastern)
Welcome to the Most Unique Rare Book Auction Venue in America!


When Walton County landmark number 47 came available on the market, we envisioned what could become the most unique rare book auction venue in America.  We expect this new venue to benefit both consignors and bidders alike. 

This grand, 19th century Greek Revival property also boasts an interesting provenance.  If it looks like a genteel, Southern estate straight out of "Gone With the Wind," then that's because, in a way, it is.  Author Margaret Mitchell spent a considerable amount of time in this house during her first marriage to "Red" Upshaw (whose uncle built the home.)  It is believed that the character of Rhett Butler was inspired by Red.  Certainly this house, along with another home in nearby Covington, GA (known as the "Twelve Oaks" house), informed Mitchell's view of aristocratic 19th century Southern architecture;  these influences can be seen in her classic book as well as in the movie.  Could there be a more fitting place to sell rare books?  We certainly don't think so.

From a practical standpoint, the town of Social Circle, GA is superior to our former location in Macon, GA.  The new location is close to Atlanta, only a few miles off of I-20, and equidistant to the academic centers in Atlanta and the University of Georgia in nearby Athens. 

For visitors interested in having a relaxing and stress-free mini-vacation after the auctions, Social Circle is only a few minutes away from great antiquing in nearby Monroe and Madison.  After you leave the auction, you can walk directly across the street and eat at the renowned Blue Willow Inn restaurant. If golf, hiking, or boating appeal to you, then Hard Labor Creek state park is only 7 miles down the road.  If you're interested in seeing some filming locations in the "Hollywood of the South," then Covington, GA is just down the road.  If fine resorts are more to your taste, then the Ritz Carlton on Lake Oconee is only about 25 minutes away.  And if you like stress, traffic, noise, hustle, and bustle, then just head on over to Atlanta!  Social Circle is a charming town which is nestled within a charming area, and it is uniquely suited to those who appreciate antiques, small towns, simple leisure, and (as of 2020) rare books.

We're excited about this move, and we hope you come and visit. There's a rocking chair on the front porch with your name on it.



Addison & Sarova Auctioneers:  GAL# AU-C002906