Starbucks continues to think of itself as a culture vulture, venturing beyond their core coffee products into music, film and now books. As we reported in the past, they teamed up with The William Morris Agency for aid in searching out products for marketing and distribution in their stores. The chain is now going to be promoting children's audiobooks narrated by Meryl Streep. She is lending her voice to The Velveteen Rabbit and The Night Before Christmas. Streep will be in company with Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Alanis Morissette -- all of whom have entered into similar deals with Starbucks in the past. The books will feature musical accompaniment by new-age pianist George Winston, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford, England, and others. Random House's Listening Library will give the audiobooks a wider release after an initial, exclusive four-month run at Starbucks. The Listening Library was founded in 1955, the first audiobook company to produce unabridged recordings for family listening.
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