What do you think your job is at Left Bank Books?  Practical - buyer, merchandiser, and bookseller. Hopefully - provider of information that helps people better their lives and that strengthens the community.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Lois Long and Ulysses S. Grant. (Sorry, can't choose just one.)

What’s in the trunk of your car? Currently, jumper cables, lug wrench, tool box, Ryobi cordless drill-driver, bottle of motor oil, and old license plates.

If you had a super power, what would it be? Immortality. Is that a super power?

Favorite pair of shoes (past or present): Past - Doc Martin boots. Present - Chuck Taylor's.

What’s your sign? Really?

What sound do you love? Birds chirping at 4 a.m. (I get up really early.)

Here are my favorite books neatly grouped together:  The Standards  Indigenous Literature  Murakami and More  Murder and Mayhem  What the What?!

And if you like talking about what you just read, join our Humble Beginnings book club to discuss the first novels from some of our favorite writers.


2022 Favorites

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The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) By Richard Osman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984880987
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

Yes! What a delightful read. Osman has created so many great characters, something very few writers are able to do. And, the story has a lot of heart. A top 5 mystery for sure! - randy, February, 2022

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The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel By Sosuke Natsukawa, Louise Heal Kawai (Translated by) Cover Image
By Sosuke Natsukawa, Louise Heal Kawai (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780063095724
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: HarperVia - December 7th, 2021

Spot on! We don't always remember why we love books and the importance they carry. Here's a reminder. And, it's a great story that's part coming of age and part fable. I loved it! - randy, January, 2022