Founded by Robert Hartline, who began selling phones out of his car in college, Absolute Wireless is currently celebrating its 10th year in business. In addition to handling Sprint and Nextel wireless plans, Absolute carries a wide selection of phones and headsets that fit the wireless needs of time-strapped individuals and businesses. Additionally, accessories such as Bluetooth headsets, memory cards, holsters, skins, and chargers are available to enhance the wireless phone experience. With several convenient, well-stocked locations, Absolute Wireless is a solid choice for one-stop communication-gadget shopping.
At The Book Gallery's two Nashville-area locations, savvy staff members point readers toward fiction, comics, and nonfiction titles available in hardcover and paperback at discounted prices. Thousands of kids' and young-adult fiction selections provide more educational entertainment for moppets than playing video games or rearranging PB&J sandwiches into alphabetical order.
Cindy Lou's Books feeds ravenous bookworms with an endless supply of new and used tomes ($0.52–$29.92), including children's books and holiday selections. Readers wind through the store’s literary labyrinth, losing themselves in neat collections of nonfiction works, novels, memoirs, and choose-your-own-adventure-themed cookbooks. In addition to keeping personal libraries stocked, readers contribute to cancer research, with 5% of each sale directed toward the Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Foundation. Cindy Lou's Books also gathers young mind adventurers every Monday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. for story time, followed by a panel discussion led by the nation's most prominent preschoolers.
The rustle of feet swiftly move over grass as quick successions of pops echo off the sides of gutted vans and cars. Over the splatter of shots fired, orders are yelled out as teams communicate strategy. These sounds are music to the ears of all players that patrol the hallowed grounds of Nashville Paintball. The five fields present visitors with obstacles such as inflatable Xs, large industrial piping, and old cars targeted by paintballs of games past. While Nashville Paintball's fields received an expert's touch when designed, they cater to players of all levels, even offering games arranged specifically for beginners. Keeping the sport even more accessible, they rent paintball markers and gear and don't check for abstract art degrees at the door.