Independent Bookstore Day

Join Parnassus Books — An Independent Bookstore for Independent People — at an all-day celebration of books and our community of readers!

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.

In-Store that day we'll have:

  • Singalong storytime with Emily Arrow
  • DJs from WXNA spinning records live
  • Prize drawing (drop your name in the bowl any time)
  • Free audio books from, the audio book seller that supports indie bookstores!
  • Special giveaways

And of course, get here for exclusive books and literary items available only on Independent Bookstore Day:

  • Charles Bukowski Uncensored (vinyl record)
  • Miriam Toews, Women Talking special IBD-only cover, signed edition.
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche "We Should All Be Feminists" canvas pouch
  • Chuck Palahniuk, Adjustment Day signed paperback
  • "Fight Evil Read Books" enamel pin
  • Susan Sontag quote ("Courage Is as Contagious as Fear") laser-cut graffiti stencil
  • Patricia Marx/Roz Chast signed edition
  • What to Eat With What You Read: A Guide for Book Clubs and Other Literary Gatherings
  • Literary Luminary laser-cut wooden pins (Margaret Atwood, James  Baldwin, Neil Gaiman, Toni Morrison)
  • Literary tea towels (Louisa May Alcott, Gertrude Stein)
  • Man-Eaters signed edition
  • Aida Twist and the Perilous Pants signed edition
  • Maggie Stiefvater signed print
  • Exclusive Angie Thomas On the Come Up journal with bound-in author letter
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon signed edition, with stickers
  • Wings of Fire (two previously unpublished stories)
  • Elmo's New Puppy Little Golden Book

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Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves. ―Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books

Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215