Marc and Rick are local to Mt Juliet but bring a little bit from all over. Marc grew up in a military family and Rick is a small town guy from Alabama. Together they have created the perfect modern lifestyle store so locals can have a special place to shop for unique and special items without traveling far to get them.
The vision behind Nook comes from a recreation of the store Marc and his late partner, Jeff, opened in New York 10 years ago. Marc told him that his dream was to one day reopen Nook. After a year of planning to make sure everything launched perfectly, the store has opened on the 10 year anniversary of his late partners passing.
The beauty of the timing is not lost on Marc.
The opening of Nook is not only a celebration of Jeff's life but also the beautiful story of Marc and Rick. Walking through the illness with Jeff and continuing life after inspired Marc to become a hospice nurse which is something he will continue to pursue as well as running this store Nook is a modern lifestyle store supporting small designers all over the US and the world. You will find pieces from Spain, Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom and more. From niche greeting cards to modern baby decor, there are many amazing items to choose from.
They support women owned businesses that afford women the ability to generate income for their families and villages as well as provide education for young girls in places like Peru and India.
Marc, a jack of all trades, is also a librarian and has been intentional to make sure every book sold in the store contains a positive message with beautiful artwork. They carry a finely curated collection of products such as home decor, furniture, letterpress cards, handmade jewelry, bags, modern baby goods and much more.