Words of Wisdom Bookstore carries a wide variety of books of many different genres. We have the best sellers in fiction and nonfiction, local authors, first time novelist, the most recent biographies, cookbooks, history, professional development books for teachers, curriculum, religious studies, commentaries, Bibles, religious music, DVDs, greeting cards and a huge area for children. And if you can't find it on our shelves, we will try to find it for you. We can special order curriculum materials for home schoolers, and find that hard to find book. Just give us an opportunity and we will show you what more than two decades in publishing can accomplish.
September 16 WOW welcomes Dr. Michael Marcades author of Rose Chemarie. Hear how Michael searched to find out who his mother was only to learn of her involvement with mobsters, assassins and worse. If you have seen the movie JFK, you don't want to miss this presentation.
September 21 Jim Nesbitt joins us in an After Hours event to talk about his hardboiled Texas thrillers.
September 26 area teachers will be invited to join a national consultant as she gives information about the new Fountas and Pinnell Classroom system of instruction. By invitation only. 4:00-5:30 (we will be closing early for this event).
September 29 we kick off the new book of Carter F. Smith, Gangs and the Military. We are expecting a full house for this launch. Join Carter as he speaks of his research into how gangs are using military training to their advantage.
October 6, Seth Swirksy, famous song writer and author to talk about his new book and his friendship with the Beatles
Author of 21 Ways to a Happier Depression and the documentary Beatles Stories.
October 12, writer Ann Robbins Phillips will join us in an After Hours event. The author of several books including Murder and Rock and Roll, Ann is also very interested in ancestral research and will share with us some ideas regarding searching for your past.
October 19, Read for the Record (TBA)
October 26 will be a night you will not want to miss. Hear Jim Bradford and H K Derryberry tell the remarkable story featured on the NBC Nightly News and in a best selling book. H K is a remarkable young man blessed with total recall of every day of his life.
November 9 C J Redwine author of The Wish Granter will be with us to talk about her book and to personalize copies of her novel.
November 21 will be an evening to remember the death of President John F. Kennedy as owners Keith and Rebekka Pruitt talk about the writing of their book Lee Harvey Oswald on Trial: A Novel
Local talented author Angela Hoke will be here on December 5th to speak about her remarkable best selling and award winning books Whisper of Smoke and A Painted Life. Her writing style will captivate you as she reads from her novels.
There are many other writers we are in the midst of booking including H. K. Derryberry, C. J. Redwine, and Tamera Alexander
And don't forget, Tim Hamilton is here every Saturday with Storytime.
With any new business there will be questions. Here are a few we have heard over the last couple of weeks.
1. Do you buy books from customers?
We do not buy books from customers as a general practice. Unless you have something that would really catch our attention, like a rare fine, it just isn't our cup of tea.
2. Do you have new and used or just used?
Great question. We have two shelves dedicated to used books. 98% of the books in our store are NEW.
3. Are your prices comparable to discount booksellers?
We are an independent bookstore. We are not part of a chain, but we wanted to bring a great experience to the local marketplace. We have our bestsellers table at 10% off list every day. From time to time we will have flash sales. And on special days, we will have other discounts. But we are not a wholesaler or a discount bookstore.
4. Who are the owners?
The owners are Keith and Rebekka Pruitt, residents of Old Hickory who have roots in the Nashville area dating back before the Civil War. Rebekka, Keith's daughter, is the manager of the store, and on most days you will find us in the store.