I love books. The way they feel in my hands. The smoothness of a cover. The texture of pages. The allure of a clever jacket. And there’s nothing better than finding them in a small, cozy bookstore.
Come with me to Parnassus Books an easy to miss place located in a Green Hills (Nashville) strip center. It got its beginning when a long time independent bookstore, Davis-Kidd, closed. It was that closing that inspired well known author Ann Patchett and publishing veteran Karen Hayes to open another place that book lovers could browse in a friendly setting.
The children’s area has to be a kid’s delight with games to play, animals to cuddle and an incredible selection of books.
There’s more to Parnassus than just books. It hosts talks by well known authors and a very energetic book club. With every bit of information book club leader Kathy Schultenover gave me, my appetite was whetted. I can’t wait to go back, and if you are a book lover in Nashville, this is a place you won’t want to miss. And thanks to Ann Patchett for thinking that opening an independent store for booklovers was important.
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