Nonetheless, the store's primary focus remains on books. An avid science-fiction reader, John has assembled a solid selection of that genre at Renaissance Books. However, through the years, his interest in other styles has grown steadily. This evolution comes from discussing and sharing experiences with his loyal customers. “Over the years, people come in and ask for this and ask for that and I started reading other types of books,” he says. “Thatexpanded my reading scope too, because they talk about it and I discover new authors that I would never have thought about.”
After so many years selling and discussing books, John has accomplished many of his career’s objectives and has succeeded at making a living out of his passion. For him, books are the perfect way to escape into another world while improving your mind.
“Books are a source of comfort. To be in a place and be surrounded by them is always good company," he muses. "I always had them at home, with piles of them around. Even if you’re not reading, you just enjoy their presence.”" >