Best Bookstores in Nashville

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's a bit of a drive over the the west side of town, but McKay's has a ridiculous selection of used books, CDs, movies, and games.

Hundreds of DVDs for less than $2 and CDs for less than $1, plus books and video games.

A must visit for book lovers, McKay's is a consignment book store—you can find most books for under $1, as well as CD's, records, DVD's and video games. Also, they do book trade ins!

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Childrens toys and books. Story time on Saturdays at 11. In the same house as Pied Piper Creamery.

This is a local favorite for children's gifts. If the kids need a toy, let them look around in here and also play in the play area-be aware that it shares space with Pied Piper Creamery. :-)

Pick up gifts and books for the kids and enjoy a cone at the local ice cream shop next door. Local authors are featured and there is a clearance section and a small play area to entertain the kids ... read more

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Brand new and gently used books. 10 minute walk away. Open daily. *This bookstore sits in the center of Hillsboro Village where you'll be able to find a plentiful amount of restaurants, shops, ... read more

Best book store in Nashville - tons of local charm - brand new & gently used books.


Her Bookshop

1043 W Eastland Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Small, but great selection of books.

Beautiful curated selection of books

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the Vanderbilt Book Store...get everything you need here.

Great spot with a coffee shop inside. This is a Barnes & Noble, but also serves at the Vanderbilt bookstore.

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Old books- with a room filled with first editions and a selection of vinyl records

Step through the door of Rhino Booksellers & you'll find yourself in Nashville's favorite spot for book lovers of all ages! Rhino is where the locals shop! No matter what your interest, you'll find... read more

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great used music/vinyl at super cheap prices!


Great Escape

111 -B Gallatin Pike N·Map·Hours·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a great spot close to home to shop for new and used records, cd's, t-shirts, video games posters and much more. A Nashville favorite!

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The book is alive and well at Parnassus.

Great independent bookstore founded by novelist Ann Patchett. Excellent staff recommendations, author events, shop dogs, and more celebrities than the Bluebird. Near Trader Joe's + Whole Foods.

Best local book store (owned by author Ann Patchett)

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Small, independently owned bookstore. Carrying both new and used books, they specialize in music, arts, pop culture, modern literature, poetry, and children’s books.