Parnassus Books Independent Bookstore Day Auction

Benefitting the Parnassus Books Foundation

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookstore Day with Parnassus Books as we auction off some incredible signed first editions and retired Parnassus merch! All proceeds will go to the Parnassus Books Foundation, which supplies books and coordinates author visits for Title I schools in Nashville. The auction will begin at 10am CT on April 29th, and it will run until 6pm CT on May 6th.

Unless otherwise specified in the item descriptions, every book is a signed first edition! We have an extensive collection of signed first edition John Grisham and Louise Erdrich books up for grabs, in addition to signed first edition copies of books by the likes of...

  • Donna Tartt
  • Stephen King
  • Amor Towles
  • Zadie Smith
  • George Saunders
  • Bono
  • and so many more!

We have books for the young and young at heart as well -- don't miss books by..

  • Rick Riordan
  • Rainbow Rowell
  • John Green
  • Lemony Snicket
  • and more!

Also up for grabs is a collection of retired Parnassus merch that you won't be able to find anywhere else!


The Impact of the Parnassus Books Foundation

"We are grateful to the Parnassus Foundation for supporting student literacy in MNPS. The Foundation has given our students the chance to meet authors of books they love, and they've provided numerous copies of books for our Battle of the Books events and for our Project Lit book clubs. The Foundation's generosity is helping us grow lifelong readers." - Lindsey Kimery, MNPS Coordinator of Library Services

"This year we were lucky enough to host author Andrew Maraniss, thanks to our local bookstore, Parnassus books! He spoke so beautifully and our students had LOTS of questions for him—about sports, about his personal life, and about his research and writing. It is so meaningful for students to hear first-hand about the process of writing a book, and also learn about the untold stories of people who broke boundaries in sports. The BEST thing, though, was seeing our kids' excited faces when we handed them each a brand-new copy of the book to keep. Students were so excited, and Mr. Maraniss signed copies for all students who asked questions during his presentation. It was a treat that we never could have afforded on our own, and we are so grateful to Rae Ann Parker and everyone at Parnassus for giving our students an opportunity like this!" - Alison M. Brooks, Apollo MS Librarian

"Hosting Robin Preiss Glasser and Jaqueline Preiss Weitzman at our school was a day we won't forget! They were very engaging and interactive for our first graders. Thank you Parnassus Foundation for the opportunity!" - Samantha Schmutterer, Charlotte Park Elementary Librarian

This auction is open to any bidder in the United States. We reserve the right to delete any international bids.

Have questions? Please contact us!

Parnassus Books Foundation

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