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.
Reflexologist Bruce Dailey knows that the body is a complex, interconnected system that makes symptoms and causes hard to untangle. So in an effort to both educate and soothe his neighbors, he opened Bruce Dailey’s Health Foods, where he supplies dietary supplements and vitamins in addition to administering reflexology treatments. The store’s shelves contain bottles of natural supplements and tested remedies that complement his body-balancing methods, working to heal conditions such as migraines, allergies, depression, and the inability to open child-proofed bottles.
Mt. Juliet Furniture offers a head-spinning selection of wares for sprucing up domiciles and ascending to new heights of plushness with cushy pyramids of stacked couches. Boasting a bevy of items from designers such as Lane, Simmons, Fusion, and Ashley Upholstery, customers can peruse a variety of items and outfit homes with rugs, lamps, and entertainment centers. Instead of stitching together pillows stuffed with old issues of TV Guide, nap away on a queen mattress set ($399–$3,999) or an inviting sofa ($399–$1,299). To increase the statement made by a new dining room set or entertainment center, stock up on ambience-boosting accessories such as decorator silk trees and accent plants.
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.