COVID-19 community update

Dear Parallax Press community,

We hope this moment finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. It is hard to believe that it has been a year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Northern California staff are all healthy and working from home. Our Plum Village family of mindfulness practice centers is offering retreats online that have helped keep us all centered through turbulent times. Our distribution partners at Penguin Random House and the fulfillment team at PSSC are keeping operations going. We feel fortunate to be able to continue to bring you books that inspire peace of mind in the present and also envision a brighter and more hopeful future.

Ordering books from Parallax Press online

We always enjoy sharing a few moments with visitors to our Berkeley office. However,  as we are observing state orders for all people to “shelter at home” in California, please shop our website – right here – to place your order. The Parallax office is closed to visitors at this time.

Domestic orders from as of now should not be affected. However, international customers should expect additional delays due to current import restrictions. Therefore, we currently recommend you to purchase Parallax Press books from these outlets, if you live in:

Supporting your local bookstores and libraries

The situation changes daily for all of us in the book business, so thank you for your patience as we face these challenges together. In the United States, the local bookstores that are anchoring our communities are still open to customers, albeit with restrictions. We encourage readers to shop locally and support your local bookstore. is an online bookstore and social good corporation with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. Many of our books are also available as ebooks to borrow from your local library, and if our books are not in your library’s system, please request them!

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Caring for our communities

If you’re looking to connect with a meditation group online, please visit the Plumline website. Plumline is a network of online Sanghas in the Plum Village tradition. Nourish yourself with guided meditations, deep relaxations, and other practices offered by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastic community via the free Plum Village App. For other resources to support you and your loved ones during this difficult time, please visit the Plum Village website

With our best wishes for your health, well-being, and safety,

Your friends at Parallax Press

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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