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The Written Word - Nashville

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Reading is an integral part of our society and has been for generations. Thanks to authors, libraries, literary foundations, and even technology companies, we will be able to pass along amazing literature to future generations.

The capital of Tennessee, Nashville is also known as Music City due to its large population of singers, songwriters, musicians, and music producers. Nashville utilizes the musically inclined and hosts a variety of music festivals throughout the year including the CMA Music Festival and the Country Music Marathon. Many books about the history of Nashville and Nashville's music scene are continually available nurturing the story of Nashville for generations to come.


Featured Book

We recommend "Fortunes, Fiddles and Fried Chicken" by Bill Carey for insight into Nashville's past and present businesses. Carey does a fantastic job of chronicling the businesses that have shaped Nashville including the endlessly bizarre tale of Minnie Pearl's Fried Chicken.



We know how important it is to be able to find a library whenever the mood strikes you. We've put together a map to make it easier for you to find a library.


Southern Book Festival

The Southern Book Festival takes place in Nashville for three days in October on the second weekend of the month. Author readings and discussions take place at the Tennessee Legislature and at the Tennessee Capitol Building. The festival began in 1989 and is a free event with book vendors, artists, musicians, and approximately 200 artists from across America.

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