novel. is an independent bookstore in east memphis. the store has a ton of local history and has changed names and owners over the years, but has managed to maintain its charm and distinction. while novel. feels a bit more commercial than other local booksellers (which probably is for the simple fact that it is physically bigger), the integrity of being a local store is evident by its wide range of books and emphasis on local/regional authors and history. there is also a great little cafe inside (libro) which has a delicious menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. note: this is not the type of cafe to post up and study all day, but is an ideal spot to meet up with a friend for a bite to eat after browsing the bookshelves.
contact info and hours
387 Perkins Ext. Memphis, TN 38117
Mon–Sat: 9AM–9PM, Sun: 10AM–5PM