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Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 6:15 PM
COST: Free + $2.50 online ticket fee if purchased in advance
This is a free, ticketed event. There are two ways to get tickets: on-site 30 minutes before show time OR in advance online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket. View event details for more information on tickets and author signing line.

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Signing Line Information

To join the signing line at this event (and have books from home signed), each family must purchase a copy Mary McScary from Parnassus Books.

Books can be purchased online at, on-site at the event, or prior to the event at Parnassus Books.

If you previously purchased a copy of the author’s current book from Parnassus, you must show your receipt or other documentation from Parnassus Books to join the signing line.

Salon Patrons Receive a 10% discount on the book

  • Buy online at - use code SALON10 online for a 10% discount on the book
  • Buy at Parnassus Books in Green Hills - Get directions
  • Books will also be on sale at the event

Parking & Directions


  • There is a visitor parking lot on Harding Place, between the school and Harding Road. Other parking can be found along the loop road and in any lined parking places on campus.


Driving Directions

  • From I-440 take the West End (Hwy 70) exit, away from downtown Nashville, towards Belle Meade. After passing Belle Meade Mansion on the left, turn left at the second traffic light onto Harding Place. Drive one block and look on the left for the Harding Academy sign.

About Mary McScary

Mary McScary is a wildly funny new picture book that will have kids shrieking, “BOOOOOO!” Mary spends her days being scary. She scares her mom, her dad, her pets, and even a balloon! But Mary has met her match when her cousin Harry McScary comes to visit. He’s not afraid of anything, until Mary finds a way to give Harry the scare of his life.

About R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine created the Goosebumps series, which has over 400 million copies in print worldwide. His other popular children’s series include Fear Street, The Nightmare Room, and his first picture book, with Marc Brown, The Little Shop of Monsters.

About Marc Brown

Marc Brown created the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and is creative producer of PBS’s award-winning series Arthur, the longest running children’s animated show in history.