The Parnassus Book Club meets virtually three times a month to discuss outstanding books. These meetings are at capacity, so sign-ups are closed for now.
Kathy Schultenover is the Parnassus Book Club Coordinator. Kathy is a former English teacher who has been leading book groups for more than forty years. She started the in-store clubs at Davis Kidd Booksellers in Nashville, and facilitated the Davis Kidd Book Club, the Davis Kidd Classics Club, and the Davis Kidd Women's Book Club for seventeen years. She helped open Parnassus Books, and many members of her book clubs at Davis Kidd now attend her book clubs at Parnassus.
The Parnassus Book Club meets at Parnassus Books on the third week of each month (except for December). Meetings are held Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, and on Thursday morning at 10am, which allows members to choose their most convenient time to discuss the monthly selection. Kathy generally selects contemporary fiction for the club to read, with occasionally a non-fiction work or memoir. Meetings include varying numbers of people of all ages and lively discussions. Click here to see a complete list of all the club's past selections.
The Parnassus Classics Club meets every other month to discuss literary works written before 1970. Meetings are run the same as the Parnassus Book Club, with interactive discussions of older works. Both clubs are facilitated by Kathy, and there is no cost nor registration necessary to attend. All are welcome! Click here to see a complete list of all the club's past selections.
Parnassus also has a Book Club Registry, which enables local book groups to order and purchase their club's monthly selection at a discount. Monthly titles are displayed in the store on the book club shelf with the club's name. Registered clubs also receive notices of special book club related author events and seminars. To register a club, simply stop by the store and fill out a short form -- just ask at the register. Parnassus Books strives to be a resource for all book clubs.
Also check out the Conscious Aging Book Club, led by Carol Orsborn.