In advance of the 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books, A Celebration of the Written Word, our next WaterCooler is for book lovers and entrepreneurs. We’ll hear Parnassus Books co-owners Karen Hayes and Ann Patchett explain how their independent bookstore has both opened and prospered in the middle of the Great Recession, while national book chains have been going out of business. We’ll also hear Serenity Gerbman, Director of Literature and Language Programs of Humanities Tennessee, talk about opportunities for readers in Nashville, including the Southern Festival of Books.
Sunday, August 19th
Doors Open at 5:30*
Program from 6:00 to 7:00
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14, Nashville,TN 37205
*Parnassus will be closed to the public but open for WaterCooler,
so bring your $$ if you want to buy books!