Message in a Bottle

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Ann Patchett. Here is the spontaneous speech the bestselling author gave recently at the grand opening of her new bookstore, and we hope you find it as inspiring as we do. Patchett’s latest, State of Wonder, has been a huge hit, but that isn’t all she’s been up to lately. Her passion for independent bookstores turned into a personal fight to keep our kind of small business alive. Parnassus Books in Nashville is her new store and you can read more about it in the New York Times and on NPR.

—Miriam