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Ann Patchett shares how her Parnassus Books has adapted to the coronavirus pandemic

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Nashville leading light and top-selling novelist Anne Patchett is getting international attention for the way her store, Parnassus Books, is responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

The British newspaper The Guardian published on Friday a first person account about how Patchett and her staff have adapted to the health crisis.

 

Patchett explains they initially sold books curbside after the pandemic closed the store to customers. She says the were selling quite a few books using that approach. However, Patchett became concerned for her staff's health when she noticed they were bunching up around the cash register to ring up sales.

 

Parnassus is now taking orders online and by phone and shipping the books to customers. Patchett says she's grateful that business continues to be brisk.

 

You can read Patchett's full article in The Guardian.

 

 

 

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