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New Season, New Books: 22 Staff-Picked Reads

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Spring is on its way at last! While the temps can vary wildly this time of year, the good news is that all weather is perfect for reading. Whether the sunshine has you outside soaking up warmth, or the rain suggests you stay indoors (seriously, we have had SO MUCH RAIN in Nashville), our booksellers offer some favorite reads to keep you company.
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Literary Love Note: 50+ Bookseller Favorites

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Dear Books,
Have we told you lately that we love you? You’re better than candy hearts and doilies. Be our Valentines.
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Oprah’s Latest Pick Is Ours, Too: An American Marriage

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STOP THE PRESSES: We’d planned to tell you about our latest First Editions Club selection today, but as it turns out, we’re not the only ones who’ve singled out this book for recognition. Looks like our ol’ pal Oprah (hi, Oprah) loves this book too. So please allow us to introduce you to our February book for the First Editions Club and the latest Oprah’s Book Club pick: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Read the rest of this entry »

Notes from Ann: The First Editions Club, Where We Just Keep on Winning

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Like the rest of you, I’m sorting through an onslaught of holiday catalogs these days, and what seems especially popular now is any gift that can keep on giving. Sure, you can order up 12 months of boxed fruit, but you can also get the pastry of the month, or pajamas of the month, or licorice, or floral arrangements. Pretty much anything you wanted to give to someone once you can now give to that person 12 times. Read the rest of this entry »

46 Books We Currently Love Even More Than Books in General

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What a season to be a book-lover. Take a look at our staffers’ latest favorite reads below and let us know: what looks good to you? And make sure you read through to the end, too, to find out the newest selections for our book subscription boxes — the First Editions Club and ParnassusNext — plus exciting previews of upcoming events! Read the rest of this entry »

Fall’s Big Books Are Starting to Arrive (And You’re Going to Love Them)

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Hellooooo, September. Just as fashion-lovers grab the giant new issue of Vogue and give their closets an overhaul at this time each year, book-lovers know it’s time to clear off some space and give the bookshelves a makeover. Here are the new fiction and nonfiction titles we’re wild about right now — plus a few we’re just getting around to that absolutely deserve a mention.  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 »