A few years ago I wrote about Beauregard, the library cat at the H. B. Stamps Public Library in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Well, it seems that Parnassus Books of Nashville, Tennessee has done H. B. Stamps Public Library one better. Parnassus Books has a shop sheep!
Last summer I had the pleasure of visiting Parnassus Books and found the staff to be helpful and kind. The book selection was wonderful and I really liked the way book picks were displayed at the front. Parnassus also has an amazing First Editions Club, if you are interested.
To see more pictures of Buttercup, the shop sheep at Parnassus Books, check out Musing, their literary blog.
NPR has created a new book club for Morning Edition listeners. The first book has been selected by Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto and co-owner of Parnassus Books, an independent bookstore in Nashville. Patchett says the best book she read this year was Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free. The book guide can be downloaded and is definitely worth a look.