Monday, July 23, 2012

Parnassus Books Junior for Future Readers

Check out Parnassus Books Junior.

Classic Coup announces our new home in the children's section of Parnassus Books. There our “Oliver” onesie snuggles with a new edition, a custom design:  "Parnassus Books Junior Future Reader."  Cool baby gifts, the bodysuits are sized 6, 12, 18, and 24 months.

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Parnassus Books has rallied readers nationwide to support local bookstores.  The passion project of co-owners Karen Hayes and bestselling author Ann Patchett has received attention from The New York Times, NPR, BBC and The Colbert Report.  Though selling books and Google eBooks online, Parnassus offers what many booklovers miss in a virtual world—hands-on browsing, face-to-face conversations, human connection.

This summer I (Cindy McCain) went to Ecuador where Classic Coup sends books to children.  I went with three Nashville students to teach kids and work alongside educators there.  On the plane I read Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder.  Traveling down the Napo River in the Amazon jungle region, I remembered an interview where Patchett spoke of a similar trip to research her book.  Last week the Parnassus Book Club sat down to discuss State of Wonder.   Patchett was present.  

Local and global connection fosters future readers...and adventures beyond books.

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