Fly Away Words : Paravion PressNovember 17, 2010
Brilliant news out of Atlantis Books in Santorini, Greece. My friends there have launched an utter gem of a publishing venture called Paravion Press. The name is inspired by the French term for ‘air mail’ and the idea is a heart-burster for anybody who loves reading books and mailing letters. (That would be me.)
Here’s how it works: the editors at Paravion have chosen a series of classic novellas and short stories which they will publish with a special binding that flips out and over to serve as an envelope. So, you can read the story and then mail it on to a friend. Or, if it is a story of a romantic ilk you can just send it directly to the lover of your choice. Egad! The ingenuity makes me dizzy!
Needless to say, I’m a big fan and I’ve already purchased an initial bundle of five editions (for the low low price of 30 pounds!). My dream is – are you listening Paravion editors? – that they will put out special holiday editions so that I can mail them off as super fancy Christmas cards/mini gifts. Perhaps A Child’s Christmas in Wales would work?
Discover Paravion and order a few books at their website http://paravionpress.org/ or by clicking *here*
And if you don’t know about Atlantis Books, have a virtual visit of their store *here*
And, if you’re still keen, you can read my photo diary of living down the slope from the store back in the winter of 2006 *here*← Waystation : A Brazilian Invigoration Hannah Marcus Loves Christmas →