Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Catching Up

The Grumpy Bookpeddler has Murfreesboro readers smiling

October 17, 2011 Maybe the tide is finally turning: after losing six bookstores across the state last winter and spring, Tennessee has four new stores open or on the way this fall: Union Ave. Books in Knoxville, Parnassus Books and Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt in Nashville, and now The Grumpy Bookpeddler in Murfreesboro. The Daily News Journal has the story of Alan and Carol Wollard, an Illinois couple who followed their dream to own a bookstore to Middle Tennessee. Read more about them and The Grumpy Bookpeddler here.