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Journals for sale at Parnassus Books in Nashville

>> Monday, November 21, 2011

Last night marked the much-anticipated grand opening of Parnassus Books. The city has been buzzing about this new independent bookstore for months, and it's even been making headlines nation-wide.  (There was a front-page story about the store in the New York Times last week!) 

So far it's living up to all of the hype.  The store was packed last night, as you can see in these pictures from the grand opening event.  Plus there are more pictures on my facebook page and the Parnassus facebook page.

And I'm especially excited to announce that my handbound journals are available for sale at Parnassus. I first learned about the bookstore at Handmade & Bound, Nashville's first annual book arts festival, and was later contacted by one of the co-owners to see if I'd be interested in selling my books there.  Of course I was thrilled about this opportunity.  I think this is going to be a fantastic venue for my books, and hopefully it will introduce lots of new people to my work.

I've been busy for weeks making lots of new books for the store.  I've focused on journals and sketchbooks with leather or suede covers bound in the Italian long-stitch style.  And I've also made some books with decorative paper covers sewn using the Coptic binding.  A few of the leather books feature my own handmade paper inside.  And some books are made using suede from upcycled clothing, like a blue suede jacket or a pair of red suede pants.  

If you live in Nashville, I urge you to visit Parnassus Books and consider shopping locally for your holiday gifts.  You will not be disappointed with the curated collection of books and artwork that you'll find.  


Elena November 21, 2011 at 1:35 PM  

Congrats! :) The display looks awesome.

Katie November 21, 2011 at 7:47 PM  

Thanks, Elena!

KDIXON November 21, 2011 at 11:08 PM  

This is huge! I am so excited for you, Katie!

KC Frantzen and May the K9 Spy November 22, 2011 at 12:51 AM  

I saw them Saturday!
Congratulations on your success, and mannny mooorrree!!!

Katie November 22, 2011 at 11:17 AM  

Thank you so much! I'm glad you had a chance to see them in person. It's a fantastic bookstore, and everything is presented so beautifully. I really enjoyed browsing (and shopping) there last week. And I love the wooden bookcase that they have my journals displayed in.

Emma November 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

Congratulations, Katie!! It's so awesome to see your business continue to grow! :)

Katie November 22, 2011 at 11:24 AM  

Thanks, Emma! I've appreciated all of your support along the way!

Kimberly Jones November 22, 2011 at 5:43 PM  

Congratulations Katie! I'm so happy to read about your new ventures. I wish you lots of success with them all. Your books are simply beautiful!

Katie November 22, 2011 at 5:47 PM  

Hi Kimberly. Thanks for your kind words! I hope all is well with you, and I hope to see you again at a future Handmade & Bound event.

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