Mckay books nashville, 636 old hickory blvd, nashville, tn. In nashville, the wild card is mckays used books and cds at 5708 charlotte pike. Find 1 listings related to mckays bookstore in franklin on. Digital coupons find coupons for your favorite items. In nashville, there are two stories of products, with music including cds vinyl records and dvds upstairs, with an entire chasm of books below. Mckays in nashville, tn get driving directions to 636 old hickory blvd nashville, tn 37209. The best independent bookstores in nashville culture trip. Starting monday, april, you can order themed bundles from mckays nashville. Parnassus is small, infused with warmth and community. Nashvilles mckays used books and music store is going. The store has added a lot more than books and cds, including toys, instruments, board games, and lot and lots of vinyl.
Owned by ann patchett and karen hayes, parnassus books sells fiction, nonfiction, and childrens literature and has an extensive section of books written by local authors. Nashville book stores, mckay books was founded in 1978 as a free enterprise library. Find mckay used books in nashville with address, phone number from yahoo us local. I n the fall of 2011, author ann patchett and publishing veteran karen hayes opened parnassus books in nashville, tennessee. Ann patchetts nashville bookstore hits the road, with.
Mckays also has stores in knoxville and chattanooga. Mckays used books and more buys, sells, and trades in books, movies, music, games, musical instruments, toys, and more. Nashvilles mckays used books and music store is going strong despite trends. Author ann patchett opens own indie bookstore i think of this as my gift to the city, the bestselling novelist says of her nashville book shop. Today i thought i would take you along with me to one of my favorite places in the chattanooga area. These entertainment bags will provide you and your families with educational materials to help you grow and learn while selfquarantining. Everything you find on our shelves was brought to us by other customers. Im handing this one over to amy, our editor, as we both have an insane addiction to this place. Mckays used books 5708 charlotte pike nashville tn 37209. We are nashvilles parnassus, providing a refuge for nashvillians of all ages who share in our love of the written word. Nashville, knoxville, and chattanooga, tn as well as greensboro and winstonsalem, nc. We took them to mckays used book an records store for them to price and send us a check.
Mckays used book store is this amazing and huge used book store, but they also have. Find 1 listings related to mckays bookstore in nashville on. Parnassus stocks an extensive and exciting selection of books. Each of its 3 locations nashville, chattanooga, knoxville. To learn more, check out musing, ann patchetts blog about reading. It was never my dream to open a bookstore, said ann. Mckays chattanooga opened in 1990, and mckays nashville opened in 2007. Bookworms in nashville have several places to go when they want to dive into a good book. People who know me well know that i not only love books, but i also love to clean out closets and cabinets. Love mckays but i am getting frustrated with constantly finding used books and movies that are actually more expensive than buying the same item new. Let nowplayingnashvilles comprehensive arts and events calendar be your guide for where to go and what to do in nashville and middle tennessee. Patchett, ross, and meacham in his introduction, at once capture both the citys iconic historical sideits deep, rich southern roots, from its food and festivals to its famous venues.
The arrival of a bookstore on wheels is a fitting evolution for parnassus, which is coowned by karen hayes and the novelist ann patchett. We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, so stay tuned for any updates regarding changes in. Mckay used books nashville 2020 all you need to know. This 2story bookstore in nashville is like something from.
One thing about mckays is that if you are a frequent patron it makes much more sense to take the store credit like barking spider said. Digital gift cards can be purchased from our website. Ann patchett and publishing veteran karen hayes, parnassus is something of a. Mckay s used books and more buys, sells, and trades in books, movies, music, games, musical instruments, toys, and more. Mckays has two floors of books of all genres, records, cds, video games, and dvds.
Novelist ann patchett founded this independent shop when both of nashvilles bookstores closed. Ann patchett helps guide vision for nashville project. Excellent bargain book store music, movies and electronics too. Ann patchett bucks tide of bookstore closings by opening. This used bookstore is as big as a discount shopping warehouse and filled with new and vintage books, movies, and music. The stores name comes from christopher morleys 1917. Parnassus books an independent bookstore for independent.
Considered nashvilles parnassus, the store provides a place for writers and readers to connect through books with. Author ann patchetts bookstore ann patchett doesnt just write books, like her latest bestseller, commonwealth. Ann patchett helps craft nashville, a visual love letter to it city as a bookseller, ann patchett knew exactly what was missing from the shelves at parnassus. Nashville is a creative collaboration that awakens the senses, providing a virtual immersion in this unique american city hailed as the athens of the south. Owned by ann patchett and karen hayes, parnassus books sells fiction. Weird, i know mckays enables lots of efficient multitasking where both of these preoccupations of mine are concerned. The nashville branch of mckays is overwhelming in the best way. Read all about the start of our store in anns own words here. Nashvilles reading faithful have found a savior in ann patchett, the bestselling author, whose parnassus books will open wednesday. Stephanie parish july 31, 2014 a lot of their paperbacks cost more used than new. Hayes, a former sales representative for random house, had similar dreams. Mckays 636 old hickory blvd nashville, tn video games. Parnassus books is the independent bookstore for independent people located in nashville, tennessee. The onetwo punch was a blow to booklovers, but in retrospect it might have been the best thing to happen for independent bookselling in nashville, in that it presented a golden opportunity to launch a new store.
In doing so, we strive to complement and contribute to the rich cultural character of nashville, the athens of the south. We provide a venue for writers to connect with readers, and for readers to connect with books. The store was named after mount parnassus, the home of the muses in greek mythology. In the summer of 2017, mckays acquired ownership of the edward mckay stores in greensboro and winstonsalem, nc, giving us a presence in north carolina once again.
Whenever i stop in, theyll usually have a players guide, box art, or something im interested in. Our shop has been coowned by novelist ann patchett and her business partner, karen hayes, since it opened in 2011. Even a cursory visit provides a shocking introduction to bluecollar bookselling at its best. Order online tickets tickets see availability directions. A little bit upscale and very focused on all the things that make it a great independent bookstore.
Parnassus books 3900 hillsboro pike suite 14 nashville, tn 37215 615 9532243 temporary hours phone information only. In 1985, the first tennessee location opened in knoxville. Mckays books is just about the polar opposite of parnassus. Mckay is a used bookseller, offering a bazillion book titles, as well as music. The books are relatively cheap, and there is no limit as to what you might find. Mckays offers an environment that encourages emotional growth and tolerance while providing a rotating inventory to the public. Patchett began thinking about opening the store only after nashvilles local bookstore chain, daviskidd, closed in 2010. Mckays books is a gigantic used bookstore in nashville that you can get lost in. Nashvilles independent bookstores nashville lifestyles.1157 1094 697 21 802 212 455 314 757 1566 413 394 1531 443 419 1314 160 297 1322 873 1425 1306 996 238 418 1230 1323 719 460 732 1227 814 957 1275 1488 718