Staff Picks

For Your Beach Bag: Summer Reads

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Are you one of those folks who reads more during the summer than at any other time of year? We hear you. And we know it can be hard to come up with what to read next after you’ve made it to the bottom of your beach stack. Here are a few we’ve loved lately, plus the most recent picks from our First Editions Clubs, Book Clubs, and more! Read the rest of this entry »

Dad, Dad, He’s Our Man…

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He taught you to ride a bike. He paid for your braces. He walked the dog you asked for and promised to take care of yourself. Let’s show him a little love, shall we? Here are some gifts for dads of all tastes. Stop by or order online, and let us know it’s a gift — we’d be happy to wrap up Dad’s new books at no extra charge! (PS: Don’t forget a card and a few extras… perhaps a Nashville-themed coaster or a little Shinola notebook?) Read the rest of this entry »

Your Booksellers’ Current Favorites — Early Summer Edition

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Typically, we try to make sure that no two staff members recommend the same book for this list in a given month. In reality, of course, it’s often the case that several of us love a book equally. This time, we lead off with Hold Still by Sally Mann, enthusiastically recommend by both Ann and Karen. (They do own the store, after all. They can break the rules.) That and many more great reads for June — plus the latest picks for the Parnassus Book Clubs, First Editions Club, and YA First Editions Club — right here: Read the rest of this entry »

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 »