For Educators

We know it can be challenging to be a teacher these days. So many expectations, never enough time. And trying to read and keep up with new books? Leave that to us, the booksellers at Parnassus Books! We are voracious readers and keep our finger on the pulse of what’s popular with young readers of all ages, from beginning readers to high school seniors.

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 email Rae Ann Parker at to express your interest!

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 Chelsea Stringfield, Parnassus School Liasion, at

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