About Salon@615

Salon@615 is an ongoing partnership between Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books and Humanities Tennessee 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 and book signing experience. Each Salon@615: Special Edition ticket package includes a copy of the author’s latest book.

Partner Organizations


Nashville Public Library

Nashville Public Library

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

Humanities Tennessee

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 WordChapter16.org, and many Young Readers and Writers Programs.


Parnassus Books

Parnassus Books


Nashville Public Library Foundation

Nashville Public Library Foundation

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.



Kirsten Gillibrand – Off the Sidelines
Kirsten Gillibrand discusses her book Off the Sidelines.
Jodi Picoult – Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult discusses her novel Leaving Time.
Martina McBride – Around the Table
Martina McBride discusses her cookbook Around the Table.