Popular Hillsboro Village bookstore to close at end of year

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One of Nashville’s most beloved bookstores will close its doors at the end of the year.

BookManBookWoman announced on Sunday plans to close up shop on Dec. 31. After that, the owner will operate an online-only business at BookManBookWoman.com.

The store was started in 1995 by civil rights attorney Larry Woods and his wife, Saralee Terry Woods.

“We opened up because there was a void,” Woods said. “We only said we would open up a store if we could open in Hillsboro Village and we were big fans of the Mills bookstores, and Hillsboro Village always had a tradition of having a bookstore, so when Mills closed, we said we could get the property, that’s where we’re going to be.”

At first, the book store was located in the original Pancake Pantry building in Hillsboro Village, where the slogan was “Selling My Husband’s Books!”

They were so successful that they moved to a larger space nearby, where it became the well-known BookManBookWoman.

To thank the customers that supported them through the years, the store will offer big sales.

Shoppers can take an extra 50 percent off all used books in the store beginning Monday, while new books will be 20 percent off the cover price.