I got to spend a fun bit of time at Nashville’s newest bookstore, Howlin’ Books on Monday. It is a bookshop in the best sense of the word: not the upscale retail touted in other places, this is the Championship Vinyl of bookstores. I mean that not just in reference to Nick Hornby. Howlin’ shares its very cool renovated space with Grimey’s Too, so there really is a lot of vinyl to be found. It also has an incredible soundtrack, cultured and friendly clerks, and a great sattelite Frothy Monkey in the back corner.
Located at 1702 8th Avenue South, Howlin’ Books makes a great stop before a show at Douglas Corner Cafe. It’s out of the main hustle and bustle just enough that if you are the type who wants to get lost in a small bookstore, this is the place!
Pop in and have a listen, grab some more input, and shake it up with your favorite beverage.