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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Where magic happens! ✨

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This Tuesday (1/23) Kelly Corrigan will read from, discuss and sign Tell Me More at Parnassus Books! For more information about this Salon@615, visit our website!#authorevents #nashvilleevents #books #reading

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Happy Saturday! We are open until 8PM and we have Woman Cards. ♥️ ♣️♦️♠️

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Nashville, let's be in a book club! You know where to get your copy of The Potlikker Papers!
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Announcing the 2018 Nashville Reads title: @penguinpress The Potlikker Papers by John T. Edge. Our partners @MayorMeganBarry NPLFoundation @ParnassusBooks @humanities_tn @readbookpage join us for this year's citywide read. For more info visit nashvillereads.org. #NashReads

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Chloe Benjamin and Thomas Pierce will be in conversation at Parnassus Books this Saturday (1/20) at 2PM! ⭐️ Don't miss these literary stars. #theimmortalists #theafterlives #nashvilleevents #authorevents #books #reading #parnassushotreads

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ParnassusNext boxes featuring SIGNED copies of Samira Ahmed’s dazzling debut novel Love, Hate & Other Filters are shipping out from our indie bookstore today!

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"Where are the books with stories that will encourage young readers to live lives of kindness and empathy? Where are the books that will foster in them a spirit of openness and acceptance of those whose experiences and beliefs differ from theirs? Where are the books that will help them both understand the world’s injustices and empower them to create change now, when they are young? And where are the books we can share with them in times of darkness, the books that will light their way forward?" - They're right here in this book-pile -- and you can see the whole list today on Musing (link in profile)!
#parnassusmusing #love #kidlit #picturebooks #parnassushotreads #shoplocal

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❄️We will close at 4:30PM this evening to ensure that our booksellers have a safe journey home! Stay warm, dry, and with a huge TBR pile beside you.
#parnassusonice #snowday ❄️

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Brrr, it's a winter wonderland in Nashville today! We are OPEN so drive (or sled) safely and come get some books to curl up with on this snow day. But tonight’s event with Deanna Raybourn is cancelled, for everyone’s safety. We’ll keep you posted if we’re able to reschedule. (A million thanks to Deanna for stopping by early to make sure we’d still have plenty of signed copies of A Treacherous Curse!) #snowday #books #reading #❄️

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Reposting from @riverheadbooks: “‘We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.’ Celebrating this beautiful man today, and honored to be tied in this lifetime with such courageous and generous writers, readers, friends and family. 🌎 Love to all of you today.” #mlkday

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Do you love great books? Do you also love delicious baked goods? This Tuesday, January 16th, YA author Samira Ahmed will be at Yeast Nashville for Freshly Booked! Her book, Love, Hate and Other Filters is our ParnassusNext pick for January. Tickets are $24 and include a copy of the book and a sweet treat. To purchase tickets visit parnassusbooks.net/event. #nashvilleevents #authorevents #yeastnashville #lovehateandotherfilters

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Whole30 fans, get ready (yes, shop dog Sparky loves the Whole30)! Melissa Hartwig will be at Parnassus Books tomorrow (1/14) at 2:00PM. For more details, see our events calendar. #parnassushotreads #nashvilleevents #authorevents #whole30 #whole30fastandeasy #whole30daybyday

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Good news: While we’re sad that tonight's scheduled event had to be cancelled due to weather, we’re thrilled that Marie Lu has rescheduled her Nashville visit for JANUARY 26th at 6:30! Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner will unfortunately not be able to be rescheduled, but customers who preordered Unearthed will receive an autographed bookplate, which can be personalized with a first name. (Please email personalization requests to orders@parnassusbooks.net by Monday 1/15 at 11:30am.) We appreciate your understanding and hope you’re all staying warm!

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TODAY: We’re closed due to... snow? NEXT WEEKEND: You’re in for a treat, as both Chloe Benjamin (The Immortalists) *and* Thomas Pierce (The Afterlives) will be here 1/20 to discuss and sign their fabulous new books! Check out their exclusive interview and find out why you simply must read both novels -- link in profile.
#parnassusmusing #parnassusevents #theimmortalists #theafterlives #amreading #books #nashvilleevents

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Now that we are into January, it's time for even more new releases! And events! Catch Chloe Benjamin and Thomas Pierce at Parnassus in conversation on 1/20 at 2:00PM and Kelly Corrigan on 1/23 at 6:30! #events #nashvilleevents #authorevents #parnassushotreads

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Looking for peace, joy, and motivation in 2018? Ann Patchett's back at her blog with reading suggestions -- including one book she absolutely insists you get to before January is over! (Hint: we're having the author here at the end of the month.) Link in profile!
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📷 by Manuel Vasquez for NRC in the Netherlands
#parnassusmusing #parnassushotreads #annpatchett #shoplocal #barkingtothechoir

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Twinkle, twinkle, little leaves... ✨ ✨ (Our beautiful ceiling sculpture by @lifli_studio looks like tree branches. If you’re visiting from out of town and would like to leave a piece of yourself behind, ask for a silver leaf and write your name and hometown on it!)
#sculpture #amelieguthrie #bookstoreart

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Take it from Dave Eggers: Parnassus Books really IS better than soap made from bison!
#butwhatisnt #creativecompliments #ungratefulmammals #daveeggers #newartwork

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Did you resolve to join a book club in 2018? Our Parnassus Book Club and Parnassus Classics Club have fabulous selections coming up — plus some special guest appearances by authors! All you have to do is show up. Start reading:
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January: The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
Meetings Mon. 1/15 at 6:30pm, Wed. 1/17 at 6:30pm, and Thurs. 1/18 at 10am
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Classics Club: The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Meetings Tues. 1/30 at 10am and 6:30pm
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February: Desperation Road by Michael Ferris Smith
Meeting Wed. 2/21 at 6:30pm and Thurs. 2/22 at 10am
Author Michael Ferris Smith will lead the discussion at both meetings!
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March: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Meetings Mon. 3/19 at 6:30pm, Wed. 3/21 at 6:30pm, and Thurs. 3/22 at 10am
Want to meet the author? Min Jin Lee will lead the discussion at the Wednesday meeting!
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#parnassushotreads #bookclub #pachinko #thesecondmrshockaday #desperationroad #amreading

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Quality assurance tester / shop dog Frankie sniffed this one out and declared it 100% fresh and adorable. (As a Dog Thinketh: Daily Words of Wisdom for Dog People, by Monique Anstee)
#shopdogdiaries #asadogthinketh #freshlysniffed #dogbook #parnassushotreads #shoplocal

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Book rec! Our winter intern, Anna, loved Meet Cute, the new collection of funny, compelling, romantic short stories: “I truly enjoyed the diverse relationships,” Anna says. If you’re looking for love stories that “are not all cliché, but rather filled with harsh realities and beautiful truths,” listen to Anna and pick up a copy!
#meetcute #shortstories #amreading #ya #parnassushotreads

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Caught the books snuggling up to stay warm. (Don’t worry — it’s nice and toasty in the shop. Come on over!)
#parnassusonice #parnassushotreads #bookstagram #booksinhats

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Our shop dogs have made some resolutions. Opie’s is to overcome his strange fear of his water bowl! Thank goodness he has the help of @merelymeeralee’s book My Friend Fear. Meera Lee Patel will be here tomorrow (Thurs.) at 6:30pm! See the rest of the pups and their goals for 2018 — plus great new books from @emilyley and @melissa_hartwig — at the link in our profile today.
#newyearsresolutions #myfriendfear #2018 #newyearnewyou #shopdogdiaries #parnassushotreads #wednesdaywisdom

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Have we mentioned how much we LOVE BOOKS? We love you, books, and we can't wait to meet the new releases in 2018. Books are powerful magic! #shoplocal #shopindie #booklove

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Shop dog Mary Todd Lincoln has her glamorous outfit picked out to ring (bark) in the new year in style! We're open from 12-4 today (12/31) and closed tomorrow (1/1)!

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Beat the post-holiday pre-New Years blues with BOOKS! We're open from 10-8 today. 💙💙💙 #shoplocal #shopindie

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Which one will you choose? Leading a balanced, happy life in the New Year is easy with book recs from our tiny badgers. #lagom #hygge #ikigai #lykke

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New Years resolution: go to more book events. We've got Meera Lee Patel (1/4) and Emily Ley (1/9) coming to the bookstore to kick off the first few days of January. Check out our events calendar for more details! #asimplifiedlife #myfriendfear #nashvilleevents #authorevents #shoplocal #shopindie #parnassushotreads

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We're baack and we have books on the shelves! Come stock up for hibernating in this cold weather ❄️. #shoplocal #shopindie

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We love this illustration and hope everyone is spending today reading the books they found under the tree. We are closed today (12/26) but will reopen tomorrow at 10!

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