Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 953-2243
10:00am - 8:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm


  • Anything you can get via Amazon you can get here. You can even order books shipped as gifts. Great place with helpful staff!
  • Novelist Ann Patchett founded this independent shop when both of Nashville's bookstores closed. It's named after Mt. Parnassus, which in mythology is the home of music, literature, and learning.
  • Highly recommend
  • Super book store!
  • Great independent bookstore.
  • I love that this place exists! Great atmosphere, I could get lost for hours. And the tiny entryway to the kids area makes me feel like a child again, full of wonder.
  • Karen Hayes & Ann Patchett's bookstore, home to adorable shop dogs.
  • If you can't find a book, just ask, they're most likely to know where it is or have it in storage
  • There is an amazing variety of books there
  • Bought a copy of the innovators maybe I get it autographed by "the other Steve".
  • Fantastic gem of a bookstore! Warm atmosphere, great staff, wonderful events. Special orders usually take a single day. Beats the pants off of Amazon.
  • they do a fantastic job of curating books - i want everything on the shelf! awesome kids section too. lots of unusual, unique books... bonus: ann patchett will personalize any of her books for free!
  • Bought two books that I'd never before seen in any bookstore.
  • Consider joining the First Editions Club. Signed first editions, hand-picked by the staff each month!
  • The only bookstore left in Green Hills. Staff is very helpful if you ask
  • Helpful staff and a wonderful book store. Decent pricing for new books. (I say new because I also buy used-not sure if parnassus sells used or not)
  • Very nice people
  • Wonderful place! Great staff. Be sure to catch one of their author signings if you're a writer.
  • Mary gave me the best reading suggestions! Thanks!
  • A great littlespot for books. Friendly staff. Small selection,but they seem to have everything you might need.

Nearby places

3909 Hillsboro Pike (Btw Abbott Martin Rd. & Richard Jones Rd.)
3900 Hillsboro Pike
3900 Hillsboro Pike Ste 28 (Hillsboro Pike & Abbott Martin)