Portrait of a Bookseller: Jared

How would you describe your job to someone you just met?

I work in an amazing place. A place that has the power to shape minds and create futures.

Where are you from originally?

Corbett, OR.

What did you do before you came to Bright Side?

I was a mule packer, guide, and wrangler in the Sierra Nevada and Grand Canyon.

When you’re not reading, what do you like to do in your free time?

Hike, backpack, and wilderness exploration. I also enjoy writing personal notes and journals about my experiences.

Walk us through your favorite route when browsing books at Bright Side:

I start my journey in Nature and Ecology, followed by a wide left turn directly to science. I briefly glance at fiction as I fly by. I always find myself conducting a pit stop at bio/memoir as well. I end my trip in essays and short fiction.

What is your favorite opening line (or closing) line of a book?

“The police had taken my pistol the day before, but I wasn’t without heavy arms and my mac-10.” - The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

What would be the title of your autobiography?

Lost on the Path