Shop Dog Diaries

Let Us Tell You ’bout Our Friend Leonard

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Once upon a time, there was a dog named Leonard. We, the shop dogs of Parnassus Books, would like to tell you about him. Read the rest of this entry »

Book Tour Perk: Dog Love

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We, the shop dogs of Parnassus Books, would like to highlight one of the services we offer visiting authors: friendly canine companionship. Traveling to promote your book and need some fuzzy four-legged encouragement? Feeling sad about leaving your own dog at home? We are just the creatures to suit your pooch-affection needs! Read the rest of this entry »

What Do You Give a Bookmobile for Its Birthday?

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We, the shop dogs of Parnassus Books, love a birthday. When a shop-person has a birthday, there are cake crumbs on the staff room floor and lots of hugging and singing and sometimes clapping, which always makes Opie bark. So we were extremely excited to hear that Peggy, the Parnassus on Wheels bookmobile, would be celebrating her first birthday and hitting the road to celebrate all over Nashville. We wanted to get her a present! Read the rest of this entry »

Easier Said Than Done: Picture Day

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Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 9.08.36 AM.pngHello, people. We, the shop dogs of Parnassus Books, need to tell you something that may surprise you: it turns out we’re not good at everything. Sometimes, we screw up. This has perhaps never been so true as during our recent attempt to take employee badge photos. Read the rest of this entry »

A Shop Dog’s Wish (+ 17 Worthy Causes to Support This Holiday Season)

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From all of us, the shop dogs of Parnassus Books, to all of you — our human and canine bookloving friends — we wish joy and peace. Please enjoy our annual holiday greeting. (See above. This year it’s a special story about how we all helped Opie.) And if there’s any way we can help you in these last days of 2016 — snuggles? noseprints on your glasses? — just let us know. We’re at your loyal service. Here’s our schedule for the next couple of weeks: Read the rest of this entry »

Shop Dogs: What We’ve Learned from Doug the Pug

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It’s important to remember that Parnassus book events are more than just entertainment — they’re learning opportunities. That’s why we, the shop dogs of Parnassus Books, will be taking notes when celebri-dog Doug the Pug stops by this Saturday, November 12. Read the rest of this entry »

Life’s a Sitcom… For the Shop Dogs

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Did you see the interview Ann Patchett did with the American Booksellers Association last week, where she said working in a bookstore is “like being in a sitcom”? It’s true, although what you probably didn’t know is that she’s not talking about the human booksellers. She’s talking about us, the shop dogs of Parnassus Books. Read the rest of this entry »