Salon@615 is an ongoing partnership between Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books, Humanities Tennessee, and BookPage magazine, designed to nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting bestselling authors for talks and book signings. Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.
Salon@615: Special Edition is a premium off-site author talk series whose ticket package includes a copy of the author’s latest book.
The Nashville Public Library system offers a collection of two million items including books, DVDs, CDs, and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, as well as more than 1,000 public-use computers, 24/7 reference assistance, and free exhibits and programs.
Humanities Tennessee is a private, non-profit organization and the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The organization conducts literary and history programs statewide and supports museums and rural organizations through a statewide grants program. Among the organization’s literature and language programs are The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, Chapter16.org, and many Young Readers and Writers Programs.
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The Nashville Public Library Foundation, established in 1997, has raised more than $25 million for such purposes as enhancing the exquisite Grand Reading Room, the Bridgestone/Firestone Conference Center, the beautiful Robinson Courtyard, the Civil Rights Room and adding more than 150,000 items to library collections. The Foundation also supports the award winning preschool literacy program, Bringing Books to Life, the Nashville Public Library Literary Award, Salon615, Writer’s Circle and presents the Nashville International Puppet Festival.
BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to more than 450,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, TN, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.