The BIG 2017 Gift List! (Part I: For Grownups)

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If you want to feel some holiday spirit, pop into your nearest bookstore. It’s practically Santa’s workshop in here, as people browse the book tables with lists in hand, carefully choosing just the right book for each loved one. Among our favorite moments: Read the rest of this entry »

You Need Improvement (The Book, That Is)

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Looking for your next favorite read? Improvement might be it. Take it from Ann Patchett, who says: “Joan Silber has been turning out reliably fantastic books for a long time. Writers adore her, reviewers love her, but somehow she stays under the radar. I would love to see Improvement catch fire. This is such a terrific book. It’s time for Joan Silber’s breakout.” Read the rest of this entry »

Get Books, Give Back to Our City: IndieNashGiving

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It’s an interesting time to live in our city right now, as “new Nashville” and “old Nashville” blend to become the Nashville of tomorrow. Whether you’re excited for all the fresh faces and businesses showing up in Tennessee every day or getting a little tired of the cranes perched over the skyline (or both), here’s something we can all agree on: Nashvillians care. We care about our city’s future, we care about honoring the heart and soul of Nashville, and — most importantly — we care about each other. Coming up this Saturday, November 25, lots of Nashville businesses are showing just how much we care by donating a portion of sales to local nonprofits, in an effort called IndieNashGiving. Read the rest of this entry »

ParnassusNext: Unboxing Your New Favorite YA Read

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“You’ve got mail.” It’s not just the title of the classic Tom Hanks / Meg Ryan rom-com about a bookstore — it’s also music to a book-lover’s ears. Who doesn’t love finding a box on their doorstep with a surprise inside, signed by a favorite author and lovingly packaged by an indie bookseller? For YA fans, the ParnassusNext subscription box delivers that thrill every month. Read the rest of this entry »

What We’re Thankful for: 19 Fantastic Books for Young Readers

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With Thanksgiving on the calendar this month, we’re feeling grateful for all our blessings — including bold heroes and heroines, out-of-this-world settings, hilarious dialogue, and heart-wrenching relationships between characters we can’t help but fall in love with on the page. These are the books for young readers, from tots to teens, that we’re especially excited about right now: Read the rest of this entry »

24 Books We’re Thankful for Right Now

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OK, don’t overthink it, just answer with the first title that comes to mind: What book are you grateful for right now? We asked our staffers that question, and you’ll find their wide-ranging answers — from new fiction and nonfiction to old favorites and classics — on this list. Read the rest of this entry »

The Reader’s Workout: 10 Fitness Tips for Book-Loving Minds and Bodies

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If there’s one question we get most around here, it’s, “What should I read next?” If there are two questions, the other is, “How do you stay in such great shape?”* And because booksellers are nothing if not generous of spirit, we are delighted to share our fitness tips with you today. Read the rest of this entry »