Staff Picks

All the Light We Cannot See (And Other Books That Aren’t Really About the Eclipse, Plus a Few That Are)

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Raise your hand if you’ve gone a little eclipse-crazy. (Everyone in this bookstore just raised both hands.) Things have been especially exciting around Nashville lately, as hotels are filling up with visitors wanting to view the sky along the “path of totality.” As usual, we’re processing this moment by gathering books about it. Read the rest of this entry »

Required Reading, Part Two: Must-Reads for Tots, Kids, and Teens

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For kids, August means it’s time to hurry up and finish all that mandatory summer reading. (Everybody did the reading, right?) While reminiscing over back-to-school memories, our specialists in books for young readers started talking about their old favorites, their new favorites, and what they’d assign on a must-read list if they could. Read the rest of this entry »

Required Reading, Part One: Must-Reads for Adults

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Remember mandatory summer reading? The list from school, the inevitable back-to-school book report . . . Ah, memories. We got to talking about it in the back room of the bookstore the other day (cue Lord of the Flies flashbacks), and our booksellers had some ideas for what books they’d put on a must-read list for adults. Read the rest of this entry »

More Summer Reading (The Fun Kind) for Young Book-Lovers

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Screen Shot 2017-07-16 at 3.42.29 PMSummer necessities:
– Popsicles
– Shade
– Something good to read Read the rest of this entry »

27 Books Perfect for Summer

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Every month, our booksellers get into a heated (in a friendly way) discussion about who loves which book the most and who gets to claim it as a staff-pick on the front shelf. These are our latest summer-reading favorites, and they’re as hot (in a fun and interesting way) as July in Tennessee. Read the rest of this entry »

14 Books to Keep Young Readers Happily Busy (For at Least a Few Days)

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Shop dog Bear stands ready to help you browse.

If you’ve got voracious young readers in your house, you may already be looking to refresh their stack of summer reads. And if you have not-so-voracious readers? Well, maybe they just haven’t met the right book yet. Either way, now’s the perfect time to look into the latest favorites from our kid-lit specialists. Here are a few — and we’d love for you to stop by so we can show you more! Read the rest of this entry »

Fathers’ Day Gifts Recommended by Our Work-Dad

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Some people have a work-spouse. We have a work-dad. Read the rest of this entry »