Issue 34 - 03 | With Books Falling From the Sky: A Discourse on LiteracyBy Roxanne Coady
Published May 9, 2007 8:48 p.m.
About Roxanne Coady | Roxanne Coady founded R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut, 16 years ago, creating a business that is recognized as a national leader among independent booksellers. Publisher’s Weekly selected R.J. Julia Booksellers as “Bookseller of the Year” in 1995, and the store continues to strive to be an exceptional model of best practices for independent booksellers. The store works to enhance the community and promote the notion that a book can change a life. In 2006, Ms. Coady co-edited the book, The Book That Changed My Life and appears regularly on National Public Radio. In 1996, Ms. Coady founded, and continues to chair, the Read to Grow Foundation, which in partnership with urban hospitals throughout Connecticut, provides books and literacy information to tens of thousands of children and families each year.