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Your Next Favorite Reads, Selected by Your Own Personal Booknerds

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(Booksellers Sissy and Tristan with some of the books our staff love so much they’re recommending them to you.)

Ever wish you had a personal assistant to help you get more done in a day? We can’t quite offer that (trust us, we can’t even remember to pick up our own dry cleaning); but we can offer you a cadre of personal book-shoppers.  Read the rest of this entry »

43 Books to Read Right Now

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Sometimes, when we know there’s a slew of spectacular books coming out later in the season,  we have to force ourselves to slow down and savor the books we can enjoy today. Are there some awesome books coming our way later this fall? Yes, indeed. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! Here are some of our booksellers’ current book-crushes — brand-new September releases, new-in-paperbacks, and even a few old favorites.  Read the rest of this entry »

Big Whoop: Shop Dogs Declare These Books “Overrated”

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IMG_0476Hello. Sparky and company here. We, the shop dogs of Parnassus Books, are taking over Musing today to lay down some tough love. Call us brutal critics, but it’s honesty time, people. We don’t care what everyone’s saying — we just don’t get these books at all. 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 »

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 »