Fred Koller

Fred and Bookselling

I opened my first bookstore Words and Music in Capitola, California in 1975. I reluctantly sold it and moved back to Nashville in 1979.
In November of 2001, I opened Rhino Booksellers which has been voted Nashville's best independent bookstore by the Nashville Scene. A second location was opened in West Nashville in 2007.
I currently own well over 100,000 books between my two bookstores and my personal library.

Rhino Books

Here are a few of my favorites....

Walden - Henry David  Thoreau
The Art Spirit - Robert Henri
Triggering Town -  Richard Hugo
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
The Road -  Jack London
Travels With a Donkey -  Robert Louis Stevenson
Italian Folktales - Italo Calvino
Sing Your Heart Out Country Boy - Dorothy Horstmann
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
Fires - Raymond Carver

Books I've Written
How To Pitch and Promote Your Songs - First published by F&W . Cincinnati Ohio.  Later revised edition published by Allworth Press

Goin' Gone: A Fred Koller Songbook - Published by Cherry Lane Music.

Dead Strings with Walter Carter

My reviews and articles have appeared in:

Billboard, Musician, Performing Songwriter, Goldmine,
Journal of Country Music and many other publications.