Memphis Books and Memphis Music: Quarantine Edition
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 Bluff” for 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
If you have favorite Memphis books – or movies – leave those in the comment section!