FROM ISSUE #164 In the center of Barcelona's Boqueria market, past the beehive arrangements of produce but before the dangling haunches of pork, is the market's heart. Arrayed in three concentric ovals are its seafood vendors, each stall dedicated to fish, shellfish, or salted offerings such as large dried planks of bacalao, salted cod.
Best-selling author Ann Patchett thought about opening a bookstore in downtown Nashville, but people thought it was a supid idea. They told her, "You might as well be selling eight-track tapes," Prachet said. "It's dead; it's over." People were wrong. Her store, Parnassus Books is thriving.