Jan. 18, 2011 - The Tennessean - Davis, Kidd May Have Closed But Spirit Lives On Through Grants

Thelma Kidd and Karen Davis have vowed to keep the spirit of the business they founded 30 years ago alive though Davis-Kidd Booksellers closed the doors last month on its Green Hills location.

The former owners of the iconic bookstore recently announced their partnership with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for the Davis-Kidd Booksellers Fund, which will grant monies to non profit organizations dedicated to literacy. more>>

December 29th, 2010 - WPLN - As Davis-Kidd Closes, Founders Start Charitable Fund
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is often the place families go to start charitable funds in memory of some-one. But the founders of Davis-Kidd Booksellers have started a fund in memory of some-thing – the store that bears their name. more>>

December 29, 2010 - Nashville Post - Davis-Kidd Founders Create Charitable Fund
Posted on December 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm
As their 30-year-old bookstore closes, Karen Davis and Thelma Kidd are partnering with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to establish a charitable fund... more>>

Nov. 02, 2008 - The Tennessean - Davis, Kidd Don't Always Live By The Book
They are the women behind the iconic Nashville bookstore that bears their names: Davis-Kidd Booksellers. For 17 years, they handpicked books for their Nashville readers and created a cool hangout for bookies. Their Green Hills spot grew into a comfortable literary community where patrons were encouraged to peruse and linger. By the time Karen Davis and Thelma Kidd sold the business in 1997, they had expanded to three other Tennessee towns.

Friends since their early 20s and social workers before they launched Nashville's first female-owned and -operated independent bookstore, they remain close pals 11 years after parting ways with the book-selling business. Their names remain in lights as the bookstore continues to operate under the ownership of another independent bookseller in Nashville and Memphis, but Davis and Kidd no longer have any part in peddling books.

They've reinvented themselves yet again.

Kidd: Helping with the vision thing. more>>

Jan. 01, 2003 - The Tennessean - Choosing to Start Anew
Bookseller returns to her roots
Five years ago, Thelma Kidd marked her first New Year's Day as a former co-owner of Davis-Kidd Booksellers, a four-store chain that she helped nurture from a Nashville base.

She wasn't sure exactly what she wanted to do next. She did know she wanted to work on something smaller than the independent bookstore venture that had been part of her life since 1980. She wanted to build on her love of learning and of being with like-minded people. more>>

Apr. 01, 2002 - THE CITY PAPER - Thelma Kidd's medicine is action
By Susan Passi-Klaus
Thelma Kidd is a human brochure for her new occupation of "life coach." Ever since she and her former partner, Karen Davis, sold their brainchild-turned-legacy Davis-Kidd Booksellers, both have been in the process of re-inventing themselves. Though the bookstore's name stayed the same, both Kidd and Davis went on to follow other dreams. Davis now runs a travel company, while Kidd returned to her roots in psychology and counseling.

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