Elder’s Bookstore is marked as the oldest bookstore in Nashville, opening its doors in 1930, as Charles Elder took a great risk in starting this establishment during the Great Depression. As we know, creating a business during these times was the opposite of what most Americans were doing to stay on their feet. Charles Elder had not only desired to share his love of books, but also his love of history, not knowing that his bookstore would become a part of Nashville’s history itself. Today in the 21st Bookstore specializes in hard to find books, as well as a premier dealer in 20th United States.
Address: 2115 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203
- Monday – Saturday: 10:00am to 3:00pm
- Sunday: closed