Patchett and her team seem to understand the necessity of bridging the gap between digital and printed literature, and the press release shows a marked focus on features in both mediums. The store will be stocked with fiction, nonfiction, children's books, local interest books and books on the arts — all in both printed and digital formats. There will be magazines, journals and greeting cards, and the store will also enable customers to buy e-books through its website and its affiliation with Google eBooks.
They've already set up a Facebook page, where there will be frequent updates on new releases and special events — such as meetings for the Parnassus First Edition Club, which sounds like a hybrid between a book club and a book-collecting class — and there will also be a corresponding website with monthly blog posts penned by Patchett.
Store hours will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday. Look for more updates on Parnassus Books as we receive them.