Book lovers in Nashville, Tennessee have plenty of affordable events to explore. From the 29th annual Southern Festival of Books to the Salty Dog festival in Goodlettsville, there's something for everyone. The free festival attracts about 25,000 people annually and offers a variety of programs for children, three days of live music, a Handmade & Bound festival organized by the Watkins College of Art, as well as food trucks and several sales of good quality used books. Parnassus Books is a great neighborhood bookstore that offers free storytelling events for children and free readings.
There are also free book signings, but the book must be purchased. You can learn more about special events HERE. In addition to the Southern Festival of Books, there are other events almost every weekend in Nashville such as cultural events, craft fairs and Shakespeare in the Park. The Salty Dog festival in Goodlettsville is a fun event for the whole family with local artisans, food trucks, live music, train rides, a petting zoo and many more activities. Friends of the Nashville Public Library will hold its big book sale on Friday and Saturday in the lobby of the main library at 615 Church St.
Light the Nations is an event in western Nashville that highlights the area by featuring local food, music, businesses and art. Crowing Hens Bindery is a one-person binding and letterpress printing store that specializes in traditional handmade blank books, stationery printed in typography, limited-edition art prints, jewelry for unique books & decorative papers printed in typography. The Nashville flea market is held at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds and is considered one of the 10 best in the country. Nashville has plenty of affordable books events to offer for book lovers. From free storytelling events to big book sales and festivals like Southern Festival of Books or Salty Dog festival, there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking for traditional handmade blank books or just want to browse through used books sales or flea markets - Nashville has it all!.