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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 »

Books We Love So Much, We’re Reading Them in Our Off-Time

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Want to know what the bookworms of Parnassus are reading and loving in their spare time? We’ll open up our book-bags and show you — right here: Read the rest of this entry »

Staff Favorites, Book Club Picks, and a Cover So Beautiful We’d Wear It If We Could

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Read this if:
A) You need not-boring gift ideas for Mothers’ Day.
B) You’re out of books and want to be reading something fabulous by bedtime TONIGHT.
C) You’re the person in your book club who always knows about the newest releases.
D) You’re looking for a paperback version of a great story you might have missed.
E) All of the above. Read the rest of this entry »

28 Novels, Memoirs, Essay Collections, Biographies, Sci-Fi, and Histories (Whew) to Read Right Now

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One of our favorite questions to ask visitors is, “What’s the last book you read and loved?” You can learn so much about people from their answers. And you know you’ve met a real book-lover when, after going on for several minutes about their most recent favorites, they lean in to the bookseller and ask, “And what are YOU reading?” Very often, that’s the start to a friendship that will continue every time that person comes into the store. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Exit West Is a Must-Read

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We’ve been so enamored with the novel Exit West around here since we read early copies — it’s been darn near impossible to wait to talk about it. What a joy it is to be able to share it with readers this month at last!  Read the rest of this entry »

26 Books We Strongly But Politely Insist You Read

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So many good books, so little time. These are the books our booksellers are reading in their downtime, and they’d like you to read them right now. Or as soon as you can. At your convenience really. But soon, please. Thank you. Read the rest of this entry »

30+ Books to Make Your Days Different

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In honor of the many exciting author events on the Parnassus calendar this month, we’ve borrowed a title for the theme of our November book picks: Today Will Be Different. Read the rest of this entry »