Oh Booksellers, Where Art Thou?

Okay, so I’m on the snow watch! And a shout out to Carol Birdsong, the voice of Williamson County Schools, delivering the message all the kids want to hear: SNOW DAY!!!!!!! Too bad it’s not Stan Chambers with the local surf report…

This past week I had the pleasure of talking to one of my new friends, Saralee Woods, owner of Bookman/Bookwoman, the independent bookstore making its nest in Hillsboro Village. Saralee spins quite a tale herself, explaining how her husband’s need for storage led her to an amazing adventure. It’s so heartwarming to know that some of these locally owned gems can still keep their doors open, but it’s a challenge! Saralee has done a wonderful job turning her place into a community gathering spot and keeping the merchants of Hillsboro Village together as one big family. Listen to Saralee tell her story. For more information about book signings and other special events check out Bookman/Bookwoman’s website.

What do you do if you love music, but don’t play an instrument or read music? In the case of Peter Woolfolk, you produce! Peter has produced what promises to be a blockbuster collection of original jazz pieces from some of Nashville’s most prolific musicians. “Jazz of Music City…1” is becoming a hit around the world and Peter is hoping it will become a signature of Nashville’s music scene. I had a blast talking to Peter and learning about how he pulled this CD together using his own blood, sweat & tears. And at the end, listen to the first track on “Jazz of Music City…1”

That’s about it for this week. If you’re in the Middle Tennessee area, enjoy the white stuff falling out of the sky! And if you’re on the West Coast, say “hi” to the Pacific Ocean for me! And to Carol Birdsong, thanks for the memories…

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