Memphis Books and Memphis Music: Quarantine Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 12th 2020 10875 0

Hello friends! Please read the CDC’s safety recommendations here. The Shelby County Health Dept. has an information hub set up here

Plans on hold due to COVID-19? Stop by and support your local bookstores like Novel and Burke’s Books before you hunker down at home. Here are some lists of Memphis books: books about Memphis, set in Memphis, or written by Memphians.

  • Novel delivers to Memphis and Germantown for $7 and to downtown for $10. Call 901-922-5526 or go online to order.
  • You can search Burke’s Books’ website and order online.
  • The Memphis Public Library offers a collection of ebooks! Read more here.

Memphis Book Lists

Check out this extensive Memphis Bibliography by Troy A. Hallsell and Anthony C. Siracusa. It focuses on Memphis history, and has two sections: one for scholarly, longer books and one for popular, shorter reads.

Read through this Twitter thread, where locals have recommended their favorite Memphis-related books.

Author Richard J. Alley put together this great list of 40 Books That Don’t Blufffor Memphis magazine.

Here is a list from a U of M grad student who compiled research books set in Memphis.

Choose 901 made this list of books written by Memphis authors.

Shamichael Hallman put together this great Twitter thread of great resources and ways to take advantage of the Memphis library—there are some things

Memphis Music

Staying In? Here is some brand new Memphis music & tried and true Memphis classics to keep Memphis on your mind if you have to stay home: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/081Jn7uaEIAnRUozxrLcVd?si=kn7e_HL5RqGT7HsDzvE3TQ

If you have favorite Memphis books – or movies – leave those in the comment section!

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  1. […] screen scrolling. Memphis is home to a wide variety of wordsmiths and has been the setting for many good stories—so kick back, kick your feet up, and keep your germs to yourself while you reach a whole new […]

  2. Henry J. says:

    A good post! I am from Memphis too and I follow you guys on Twitter. I would like to see more posts about writers and artists from Memphis like the author from Diplomat of Uram, or that ballet choreographer that appeared in The Times last week. Also posts about singers and musicians. Thanks!

  3. Muhammad Minhas says:

    Nice Content.

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