Parnassus Books

An independent bookstore for independent people in Nashville TN (shop + bookmobile + airport + online magazine + bunch of shop dogs + countless books)

http://www.parnassusmusing.net/

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Looking ahead: We hope you'll join us on May 9 at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music as author and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards discusses her new book, Make Trouble. Every ticket includes a copy of Make Trouble, and a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Planned Parenthood. Tickets and more details at parnassusbooks.net/event! #nashvilleevents #authorevents

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Last minute event 🚨! @kwamealexander will be at Parnassus this WEDNESDAY (2/21) at 4PM! Call your friends and come meet this brilliant author. For details visit parnassusbooks.net! #nashvilleevents #authorevents #parnassushotreads

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When in doubt, read like an indie bookseller. For a full list of current and past staff picks check out our lit mag, Musing (link in bio). #parnassusmusing #parnassushotreads

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Artist Martha Kelly stopped by and sketched our space! We could not be more enamored with the result! Thank you, Martha! 🌟

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Many, many favorites to celebrate this month and every month. 🌟#blackhistorymonth

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Up on Musing today (link in bio) we have a new blog post from Ann! "It’s a little bit like wanting something to eat only to find that everything tastes like a bag of nickels." - Ann Patchett on reading books while writing a new one. (Yes, she's writing a new one!!) #parnassusmusing

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Shop dogs Mary Todd Lincoln, Opie, Frankie, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bear want to know...will you be their Valentines? Happy Valentines Day from the shop dogs! #shopdogdiaries β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ“š

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Novels are fun
Short stories are, too
Candy rots your teeth
So these books are for you
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Click the link in our bio to see what our kid-lit experts are reading and loving this month! #parnassusmusing #parnassushotreads #books #reading

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❀️Who's your Valentine!Are they a home cook? Comedian? Science nerd? Activist? Artist? Generally book obsessed? There's a book for that. Come find a bookseller for even more recommendations. #valentinesday #parnassushotreads #books #reading

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What are we most excited to watch: the Westminster Dog Show or the Winter Olympics? Too hard to choose. Maybe there's a way to combine them...#dogsinsnow #❄️

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β€ͺβ€œYou have to write about people and their problems β€” you can’t write about problems and their people.” - @tayari who just signed HUNDREDS of copies of #AnAmericanMarriage for our First Editions Club
#parnassusevents #parnassushotreads #oprahsbookclub ‬

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Stacks of #AnAmericanMarriage in preparation for our reception with @tayari TODAY (2/10) at 5PM! Oprah agrees! Come have a drink with us and get a book signed! #parnassushotreads #firsteditionsclub #books #reading

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Nashville parents - your little ones will willingly put on jackets and scarves to come to the weekly singalong storytime at Parnassus with Emily Arrow! Every Thursday at 4PM you can find @helloemilyarrow under the mural performing her original songs - and they're based on books! We'll be surprised if you don't sing along too. 🎼

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They say love is in the air in February, but book-love is *always* in the air here. Click the link in our bio to read about our staff's latest picks! What are YOU reading?? β€οΈπŸ“šπŸ˜#parnassusmusing #parnassushotreads #booklove #books #reading

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Book-love, rendered in emojis?? We ❀️ u, @nashvillepubtv! (Sound on for this one! πŸ”Š)
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#Repost @nashvillepubtv ・・・
What makes you "swipe right" on a good book? We ask authors @jamiattenberg, Erick Erickson, PJ Tracy, Stephanie Powell Watts, @wileycashauthor and @bryn.chancellor at the Southern Festival of Books in this sneak peek of A Word on Words. @sofestofbooks #keepreading

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These new releases have us swooning. And, we have amazing pins to go with copies of #FeelFree! #parnassushotreads #books #reading #TBRpiles

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Looks like our ol’ pal @oprah (hi, Oprah) loves this book as much as we do! Our February book for the First Editions Club *and* the latest Oprah’s Book Club pick is #AnAmericanMarriage by Tayari Jones. Meet @tayari here this Saturday! Details in the link in our profile! #parnassusmusing #parnassushotreads #oprahsbookclub

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Tomorrow (2/6) at 6:30 Jamie Quatro will read from and sign Fire Sermon, an "absolutely beautiful and moving book." - Jacqueline Woodson. #nashvilleevents #authorevents #parnassushotreads

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Ever wonder what our booksellers have on their nightstand? Bookseller Sydney is reading and loving these. What's on your TBR pile? #booksellersunday #booksellerathome

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We see you, beautiful book trend. πŸ’Ž#parnassushotreads #books #reading

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Shop dog Sparky has just learned that Charles Schulz had a nickname...and it was SPARKY! Our Sparky is thrilled by this news, as he loves Snoopy. #shopdogdiaries #πŸ₯œ

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Yep, the man at the bus stop next to you is in your book club. So are the women at the donut shop! Whether or not you consider yourself a foodie, if you live in the American South β€” or America, period β€” consider The Potlikker Papers by @johntedge essential reading for what it illuminates about our nation. And join us for #nashvillereads β€” the citywide book club that unites Nashville in reading the same book! Details in our profile link.
#nashville #parnassusevents #amreading

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Give it up for Halley, who is determined to juggle these adorable potatoes we got to celebrate the picture book ROT: The Cutest in the World (about a mutant potato, of course) by Ben Clanton.
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#booksellertalents #bookstorelife #rot #picturebook #potatojuggling #kidlit #parnassushotreads #juggling @simonandschuster @benclantoon

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Nashville, tonight at 6:15 at the Downtown Library we will spread the LOVE (and get copies of Love signed) & celebrate this gorgeous picture book with @mattdelapena and @lorenlong2b8d. More information is on our website parnassusbooks.net/event πŸ¦‹ #salon615 #nashvilleevents #authorevents

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We knew kids liked books. We knew kids liked brightly colored vehicles with funny doors and windows. Still, we had no idea just how much kids would LOVE the Parnassus on Wheels bookmobile. We've been getting lots of questions from schools lately about how we can bring Peggy the book-bus on campus. Today on Musing (link in bio) you can find all of these answers and more! #parnassusmusing #parnassusonwheels #wherespeggy

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β€œHow do we obliterate once and for all the idea that we are separate, that there’s an β€˜us’ and β€˜them’?” - Father Gregory Boyle of @homeboyindustries speaking to a standing-room-only crowd. Tonight he’s signing copies of his new book, Barking to the Choir.
#barkingtothechoir #parnassusevents

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A Joni moment is a good moment. 🎸

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If you weren't already jumping around screaming about our upcoming events, you will be now! Gregory Boyle will be at Parnassus TONIGHT at 6:30! #authorevents #barkingtothechoir #nashvilleevents #books #reading #parnassushotreads

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Bookseller Sunday β˜•οΈ! We are open from 12-5 today, come on by! #books #reading #parnassushotreads

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Several of our booksellers were in Memphis this week for @american_booksellers_assoc Winter Institute. They learned a TON about bookselling and got to visit the magical @squarebooks where they found Ann Patchett! #wi13

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