It’s Almost IndieNashGiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving Week, readers! At the top of our gratitude list is you, everyone who loves books and visits us here in the bookstore and online every day. In honor of this wonderfully supportive community of readers, we’re doing something special this weekend, and we’d love for you to be a part of it.

It’s called IndieNashGiving, and it’s a joint effort of the Nashville Independent Business Alliance and a bunch of fabulous fellow independent businesses here in Nashville. These local establishments have pledged to give 5-10% of their sales on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 28 – this coming Saturday after Thanksgiving) to the local charity of their choice. So when you shop, dine, get your hair done, grab coffee, or work out at any of these Nashville-owned businesses this Saturday, you’ll not only get fantastic homegrown goods and services and fuel the local economy — you’ll also make a real impact on those among us who most need a boost this holiday season. (See list below.) Doesn’t that feel good?

Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 12.14.59 PMHere at Parnassus, we’re setting aside 10% of all sales that day and splitting our gift between two nonprofits we love: Book ‘Em and the Nashville Humane Association.

What’s more, when you come to the bookstore on Saturday, you’ll feel like you’re at a party! Local authors will be stringing up lights, wrapping gifts, and making personal book recommendations. Guest author-booksellers include:

Julie Danielson · JT Ellison · Ariel Lawhon · Andrew Maraniss · Carson Morton · Ann Patchett · Mary Laura Philpott · Alice Randall · Daniel Sharfstein · Chuck Schumacher · Kristin Tubb · Caroline Randall Williams · Jessica Young

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And don’t forget storytime! Our regular 10:30 a.m. event for little ones just may include a few special guests, too.

Book-lovers, we couldn’t be more thankful for you this week and every day, all year round. We wish you and yours a peaceful Thanksgiving.

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Thank you for supporting the indie shops that make Nashville truly Nashville! Every purchase you make at these IndieNashGiving businesses this Saturday, Nov. 28, benefits their selected local charities:

Ash Blue -> The Land Trust for Tennessee

Bang Candy -> St. Jude Children’s Research Fund

The Beveled Edge -> Project Redesign

Blowout Co. -> Heaney Pancreatic Cancer Fund

Bongo Java Belmont -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville

Bongo Java East -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville

Cadeau -> W.O. Smith Music School

DCXV -> Second Harvest Food Bank

Dozen Bakery -> Room in the Inn

Fenwick’s 300 -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville

Fido -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville

Fox’s Donut Den -> Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Grins -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville

Halcyon Bike Shop -> Oasis Center

High Note Gifts -> Oasis Center

Hot & Cold -> Second Harvest Food Bank & Hands on Nashville

Little Gourmand -> Monroe Harding Inc.

Little Octopus -> Nashville Food Project

M.Florita Handcrafted Jewelry -> Alive Hospice

Old Made Good -> Nashville CARES

The Painted Cupcake -> Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Parlor and Juke* -> Room in the Inn

(*Closed on 11/28. Participated on 11/21!)

Parnassus Books -> Book ‘Em & Nashville Humane Association

Tea Tea and Company -> Southern Word

The Trunk -> The Tiny But Mighty Fund

Wilder -> Crossroads Campus

Willow Pilates + Core Fitness -> Middle Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue

The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills -> Iroquois Steeplechase

WOO Skincare + Cosmetics -> The Women’s Fund

Woodland Wine Merchant -> Nashville Food Project & Plant the Seed

Yeast Nashville -> Pet Community Center

Want to get your local business on the list? There’s still time! We invite all independent, locally-owned Nashville establishments to get in on the good karma. Simply click the “Join the Movement” button on the IndieNashGiving site, or email parnassus@parnassusbooks.net to pledge your commitment.