In a few weeks, shoppers will flock to retailers to pick up the latest and greatest Black Friday deals going on this year. While Black Friday is a good time to pick up your holiday gifts, Small Business Saturday supports the local economy and the businesses that make a difference in our community, making it a win-win situation for everyone. Like we mentioned before in our last post about stand-out Nashville business, All Seasons Gardening and Brewing Supply, there are plenty of locally-owned storefronts that make Nashville the unique city that it is.
Interested in participating in Small Business Saturday? BookManBookWoman is an excellent option for those of you looking to pick up great reads for yourself or the book-lover in your life. In fact, BookManBookWoman has been providing page turners in Nashville for the last twenty years.
BookManBookWoman boasts an impressive 10,000 titles at their shop located on 21st Avenue South. Owners, Larry and Saralee Woods, opened the shop after needing a place to grow their collection of rare books. Today, Nashville readers continue to choose the bookshop for their variety of great reads available. What makes this shop particularly unique is the mix of brand new and gently used books. You’ll be able to find the latest book on New York Times bestseller list as well as those old favorite books you may have forgot about. Either way, there’s a slim chance you won’t be able to find something that catches your eye.
What’s even better about this shop is just how many genres they cover. Everything from coffee table books to literary classics grace the shelves of BookManBookWoman. This shop can be described as a hybrid bookstore because you get all of the perks of a chain-owned bookstore with well-known bestsellers readily available for readers, but you also get the thrill of finding obscure finds in a mom-and-pop shop. Prices are especially great for those of you that are trying to stay on a budget this shopping season. They actually sell new books at 20% off of the cover price, not to mention the affordable price of their used book section too. If by some off chance you’re unable to find the book you’re looking for, just tell the staff. They would be happy to track down a book for you or have it shipped. It’s $3.75 for standard hardback or paperback shipping and $4.75 for over-sized books. It’s then $1.50 for every additional book.
If you’re looking to clean up your library of books, BookManBookWoman is a great stop for you as well. You can get store credit for your gently used books and you can even get cash if you have any special books like antique books, first editions or signed books. It’s best to bring in your books between 11 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday if you want to trade in your books for store credit. If you have a large collection of books to trade in, they recommend calling in to schedule an appointment. For more information on their trade-in policies, visit their website here.
BookManBookWoman has become the preferred used bookstore for locals and it was even voted Nashville’s Best Used Bookstore by Nashville Scene and Nashville Woman. With its established reputation as a haven for book lovers, it’s no surprise this local gem has been recognized by the community. The cozy and welcoming atmosphere of the shop along with the friendly and helpful staff makes this a premier destination for the readers in Nashville.
Overall, this is a great bookshop and I would recommend BookManBookWoman to anyone looking to pick up a great book.
As always, make sure to keep an eye on our blog for more upcoming reviews of great small local businesses here in Nashville!