Ann Patchett Welcomes You to Nashville!

We’ve learned over the past couple of years that there’s always a little flurry of visitors to Parnassus just before the Southern Festival of Books kicks off at noon on Friday; so this year, we’ve prepared a special welcome! On Friday, from 10-12, feel free to stop by the store on your way downtown to the Festival. Pat the shop dogs, say hello to Parnassus co-owner Ann Patchett, and discover “Dogs as I See Them” — the darling book of 1930s dog portraits that’s just been reprinted with a foreword by Ann. (Yes, she’ll sign copies!)

Local Flavor in a New Cookbook (Plus a Pound Cake Recipe You’ll Want to Make Right Now)

A common request we get from customers is, “I’m looking for a cookbook to give as a gift, and I want it to have something to do with Nashville.” Luckily, Parnassus has no shortage of those, and we’re delighted to report that there’s a brand-new one on the shelves now from local foodie-writer Nicki Pendleton Wood: Southern Cooking for Company.