Meet Andrew

Andrew Peck is our shipping and receiving coordinator.  You may not see him on the bookstore floor very often, but you definitely know his work!  He's the one who unpacks each day's new arrivals and sorts them for shelving.  He also coordinates the flow of books in the other direction, boxing and labeling orders headed out in the mail, including processing all our Brilliant Books Monthly subscription selections for shipping!


Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born and raised in Traverse City.  I always dreamed of being a mailman, but some dreams are better unattained.  I enjoy sorting books almost as much as reading them, because this way I can get a little bit from a lot of them.


What's on your dream bookshelf?

Infinite books


What are the top five most interesting things about you?

My existential dread alone is worth five things.


If you could host a dinner party for five people, real or fictional, living or dead, whom would you invite?

A random factory worker from 1900, 1910, 1920, 1960, and 1970.


When you're browsing in a bookstore, what's the first shelf you gravitate to?

Philosophy or Science Fiction


What are five books you'll never stop recommending?

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, Valis, The Sirens of Titan, New People of the Flat Earth, and Zen and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance.  Because they're good.