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Where to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day in Nashville

We rounded up local book events to attend on Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27.

A close up image of a sign reading "local authors" at a bookstore.

The Local Authors section is always a great place to start. | Photo by NASHtoday

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We’re an open book when it comes to our love for local bookstores. So, with Nashville booksellers gearing up to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday, April 27, it’s the perfect time to explore ways to support local shops during this weekend’s festivities and throughout the year.

One stop (book)shop

Consider this the table of contents for all things local books.

Independent Bookstore Day

This one-day event is held on the last Saturday in April and celebrates independent bookstores across the country.

Parnassus Books | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Author appearances, special Parnassus coloring sheets, and exclusive IBD merch

The Bookshop | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Merch, giveaways, and more — including a free, exclusive tote with purchases above $30

Novelette Booksellers | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Novelette bookmarks and prints, a raffle, and local vendors (Subliminal Coffee, Monty’s Bagels, and Echoes)

Bonus: Franklin’s Landmark Booksellers will host authors during this weekend’s Main Street Festival.

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