Staff Picks

Word to Your Mother

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Oh, Mama! This is a big one. Not only does this edition of Musing come with all our monthly staff recs (on a Mother’s Day theme, of course), but for the first time, it will also include the latest picks from our Parnassus Book Club, Classics Book Club, First Editions Club, and YA First Editions Club. Need something to read? Look no further. Read the rest of this entry »

Books Spring Eternal

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Have you taken a look at the Parnassus events calendar lately? Things are starting to get really busy around here. It’s a great time to be in Nashville, as the chill is just about out of the air, and everything is in bloom. We hope you’ll come in soon to meet the authors of some of your favorite books, or just pick an event that sounds good and come discover something new. Meanwhile, our staff would love to share what they’ve read and loved lately. Check out the list below, or stop by and let’s swap suggestions! Read the rest of this entry »

Our Latest Favorites

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When we’re not selling books or stacking books or talking about books, we’re reading books. (Because we’re very multi-faceted people.) Here’s what your friendly neighborhood booksellers are loving right now. Read the rest of this entry »

Books After Our Own Hearts

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What’s love got to do with our latest staff picks? Very little, in some cases. Our booksellers only had one rule in making their picks for February: use the word “love” somewhere in each recommendation. We didn’t say it had to be a love story… just that they had to love it. Here’s what everyone came up with. Read the rest of this entry »

Ask Andy: What to Read If You Love Spy Books

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Andy Brennan, store manager and secret agent man

Three facts you may not have known:

1. There’s a magazine devoted to all things sleuthing. It’s called Pursuit. Seriously.
2. Our store manager, Andy Brennan, has the perfect voice for radio. How did we not know this before now?
3. There are plenty of great books about spies out there for people who think they’ve read all the great books about spies already. Read the rest of this entry »

What Book People Give When They Give Books: Our Ultimate Holiday Guide

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The best thing about Parnassus Books staff: They’re real people. They love to read and talk about books, and they also have a wide range of other interests. They have cool hobbies, nerdy obsessions, favorite bands, beloved pets (see: Sparky, above, getting into the holiday spirit), friends and families. Many of them have fascinating past careers and world travels. Some of them are writers or have worked in publishing. And all of them have holiday parties to go to and gifts to give, which means that just like everyone else, they’ve been making shopping lists. So when a group of professional book-people with diverse interests give presents, what do they pick? We asked our booksellers to share their lists. Read the rest of this entry »