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You know what I love about the First Editions Club? It introduces me to books I wouldn't otherwise read. I'm a good reader, I read a lot, but I'm like a five year old sitting down at the dinner table: I have a very set ideas about what I like and what I don't like. I don't like things set in the future and I don't like anything post-apocalypse. Still, it was my turn to help pick the book this month and so I had to read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. It had been getting so much advanced praise, everyone who read it seemed to love it, and all I could think was ick . It was a post-apocalypse.

Well here's the big surprise- it's a fantastic, heart-stopping, beautiful and thrilling post-apocalypse novel, and I never would have read it in a million years were it not for the First Editions Club. I am so thrilled that this book is finally in the store, in my hands, because I want to give a copy to everyone I know.

"Survival is not enough." I've always believe that, but now I've seen it in action.

I'm so happy that I was able to overcome my limitations in order to bring you this book. Just try to put it down. It can't be done.

Happy, thrilling reading,

Ann Patchett

Co-owner, Parnassus Books


Membership Information

Here's how it works: 

• If you sign up for the Parnassus First Editions Club, we will deliver a signed first edition of a book to your doorstep 12 times a year.

• The selections will be hand-chosen by the staff of Parnassus, and will include a mix of established authors and potential new literary and non-fiction stars.

• We hope you'll love the books we choose, but in the event that you don't, you can return a selection within two weeks of receiving it.

• To sign up, simply fill out the form below or feel free to stop by the store, where one of our friendly booksellers will be happy to assist you. All books are billed at list price, plus postage. 

Please note: Pending charges from this program may appear as "Stripe". This is the payment processor that we use and the description will update to "Parnassus Books" within a week.

Already a First Editions Club member, but need to update or cancel your membership? Give us a call at 615-953-2243 and ask to speak to Catherine, our First Editions Club Manager, or send Catherine an email at


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Previous Selections

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2014 Selections

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2013 Selections

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2012 Selections

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