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By: Anna Norris on Oct. 7, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
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Parnassus Books

"An Independent Bookstore for Independent People" is Parnassus' motto, and helping local creatives is its mission. Author Ann Patchett and publisher Karen Hayes started Parnassus in Nashville, naming it after the Greek epicenter of literature, knowledge and the arts.