Parnassus is a local, independent bookstore in Green Hills that is sacred to book lovers, readers, and authors alike. “An independent bookstore for independent people” is Parnassus’s message. With floor to ceiling shelves and library track ladders, this small space promises big stories.
It is tucked in the shadows of a Green Hills shopping community, making it easy to miss. With events like book club meetings and authors visits, there are plenty of ways to get involved in the Parnassus community. The walls are categorized and small stands make islands throughout the store. From best sellers to local authors, Parnassus has books you’ll love. A children’s section hides in the corner while couches and chairs wait for readers in the back.
Address: 3900 Hillsboro Pike, #14, Nashville, TN 37215
- Monday – Saturday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
- Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm
Walking into Bookman Bookwoman you will find rows and rows of books, worn out and loosely organized. Book smell fills the air and warms your soul as you know you will find something worth opening. The space is bigger than it looks and holds even more; books are everywhere! In every shelf, corner, and crack, a title and name peek out.
Nestled on 21st Avenue in the ever-so-popular Hillsboro Village area, window shoppers are frequent and readers are abundant. Handwritten prices are penciled inside the first page of the books and an outdated cash register rings up the totals. The focus at Bookman Bookwoman is the library it holds, nothing more.
Address: 1713 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212
- Monday – Tuesday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
- Wednesday – Friday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am to 8:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
East Side Story
If you want to believe in others’ dreams, read the story of East Side Story Books. It’s a safe haven and a gateway for local authors to share their books. Located in East Nashville, this bookstore focuses on allowing authors to further their writing career by ways of exposure online and in-store. But writers would be nothing without readers, and that is also a core value of East Side Story.
Address: 1108 Woodland Street, Unit B, Nashville, TN 37206
- Tuesday – Friday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
- Saturday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
- Sunday & Monday: closed
Rhino Books sells used, rare, and endangered books. This locally-owned company has been around since 2006. There are currently two Rhino Books locations, one in Green Hills and the other near Sylvan Park.
Sylvan Park Location:
- Address: 4918 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville TN 37209
- Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Green Hills Location:
- Address: 4006 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204
Monday – Friday: 11:30am to 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm