Finding the right bookstore can make a big difference for someone that loves to read. Sometimes, the big chain stores don't really fit your needs or wants. However, the right local book store can provide just what you prefer. Here are some of the best non-chain bookstores found in Nashville.
Landmark Booksellers - 114 East Main Street, Franklin
Not only will you get to enjoy the beautiful Franklin Downtown areas, but you can also find plenty of great books at Landmark Booksellers. Whether you want to find a rare book, a signed first edition or just a good story, they have plenty of choices. You can search through their more than 60,000 books, 1,500 signed first editions and even their children's area.
Parnassus Books - 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville
This independent bookstore is one of the favorites of locals in Nashville. They provide some of the best choices and a great place for local authors. With plenty of book signings and readings throughout the year, there's never a dull moment here.
Bookman/Bookwoman Used Books - 1713 21st Avenue South, Nashville
Over 100,000 books are found here and you can get them for a fraction of the price of new. This used book store is a very popular spot because of their price point and their huge selection.
Elder's Bookstore - 101 White Bridge Road
For nearly a century, Elder's Bookstore has been Nashville's store of choice for out-of-print, hard-to-find, rare and used books. The bookstore's founder, Charles Elder, was a Vanderbilt Graduate who loved history and books. Elder's Bookstore has passed down in the family and is now being operated by Charles' son Randy. You can find nearly anything antique, rare, or unusual just by consulting with Randy. If you're a collector of antique books, you can also get your books appraised at Elder's Bookstore.
Other great bookstores found throughout Nashville include:
- Mysteries & More - 6965 Sunnywood Drive, Nashville
- Fairytales Bookstore - 114 B South 11th Street, Nashville
- McKay Used Books - 5708 Charlotte Pike, Nashville
- Bodacious Books - 5133 Harding Pike #6, Nashville
All of these bookstores provide a great local experience. Check out the one closest to you and find your new sanctuary for reading great literature and other types of books.
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