For Educators

Welcome teachers, librarians, and educators! Parnassus Books wants to support the important work you do. We are proud to provide resources and services for schools and educators.

Educator Discounts

Sign up for our Educator Discount Card for K-12 teachers in the store and enjoy 20% off on book purchases year-round. Questions? Call the store at (615) 953-2243.

School Author/Illustrator Visits

Parnassus Books hosts many children’s book authors and illustrators each year, and we often have the opportunity to arrange for them to visit local schools to speak to students. If your school is interested in being considered for a visit from an author or illustrator, please click here fill out a form that will collect information to help us decide whether an author or illustrator is a good fit for your school.

If your school has already arranged a visit from an author or illustrator and would like to know whether Parnassus can provide books for sale, please email Rae Ann Parker at 

Bulk Orders

Whether you need a set of books for your classroom, copies of a play for a school production, or a large number of books for an author visit, Parnassus Books is ready to handle your order. Please contact us as early as possible, as we require 3 to 5 weeks notice to ensure we can make your books available by the time you need them.

To help you stretch your budget as far as possible, we offer discounts for bulk orders, as shown below. Some exceptions apply. We will confirm all discounts before you place your order with us.

To place an order or request a quote, please email Heather Patchett, Parnassus Books Manager of Special Sales, at

Number of Copies per Title Discount
1 to 25 10%
26 to 100 25%
101 to 499 30%
500+ 35%