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Shop rare books in these independent bookstores in Nashville

Kelleigh Michanichou

NASHVILLE, TN - For a bookworm, finding the proper bookshop may make all the difference. The major stores don't always meet your requirements or desire. A suitable book store, on the other hand, can give just what you're looking for. Here are some of Nashville's best independent bookshops.

1. Parnassus Books

This Nashville-based independent bookstore is a local favorite. The bookstore has some of the greatest options and is a fantastic location for local authors to showcase their work. There are plenty of book signings and readings throughout the year. Ann Patchett and Karen Hayes, the owners of the bookstore, take Mount Parnassus from Greek mythology as an inspiration for the store's name.

2. McKay's

McKay's provides a vast collection of pre-owned books, movies, music, and video games, ranging from gardening to fiction. Prepare to spend hours digging through aisles and rows of bookshelves and shelves, picking up pre-loved treasures along the way. If you have records, books, instruments, movies, action figures, video games, board games, or comic books, you can even trade them here.

3. Rhino Books

Located at Charlotte Avenue, the bookstore specializes in secondhand and rare books with a wide selection of titles. From classics to children's books, all categories are available in this locally owned bookstore. Rhino Books welcomes used books, instruments, and vinyl recordings for sale or exchange.

4. Elder's Bookstore

Elder's Bookstore has been Nashville's go-to store for rare books for almost a century and has been operating since 1930. The bookstore claims to be Nashville's oldest general bookstore. Located at White Bridge Pike, the bookstore provides a retreat from the city with its calm and peaceful vibes.

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