Parnassus Books

Nashville
Bookstore

They have a resident and friendly dog and a great selection of books!!

Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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What you’re here for: New books and maybe the chance to meet a best-selling author or pet one of the shop dogs
It’s true that the owner of Parnassus is novelist Ann Patchett, and the award-winning author’s celebrity does attract many of the best-known writers in the country to the store for signings and readings. Shoppers can also purchase signed copies of all of her books in the store. That’s great and all, but it’s the homey, independent bookstore vibe, extremely helpful staff, and precious shop dogs wandering the aisles that keep fans coming back to Parnassus instead of buying books online.

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Parnassus co-owner Ann Patchett is an internationally-known novelist and essay writer, and when she opened this Green Hills bookstore in 2010, the shop immediately demonstrated some serious cred. Thanks to Patchett’s star power, almost every big-name author on a book tour schedules a reading/signing event at Parnassus or at Parnassus-sponsored gatherings in other venues large enough to handle the crowds. With an impressive inventory of new and old titles and an entertaining children’s section for the kiddies, Parnassus is at the top of just about every list of Nashville bookstores.

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Already famous in her own right as an author, Ann Patchett revitalized the independent bookstore scene in Nashville when she opened Parnassus with her business partner Karen Hayes in 2011. Since then, the store has been the preferred spot for local and national authors to conduct readings and book signings, and their dedication to stocking works by Nashville authors is quite admirable. Be sure to pet the shop dogs and close the door behind you.
How to support: The store is open for browsing Monday through Saturday with limited customer capacity or you can always shop online

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Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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