Proprietor Paul “Sweet Pie” Winer has been running his desert bookstore for decades wearing only a custom crocheted sock (not on either foot) and little else to cover his extremely tanned hide.
There’s no air-conditioning, so you might want to join Paul in removing some articles of clothing while you browse the thousands of titles filling the sprawling stacks and shelves of the shop.
On a hot day, you’ll realize Sweet Pie is the most sensibly dressed.
Sweet Pie is not only a book-loving nudist, he’s also an accomplished musician. He will regularly close the register to sit at his piano and play a few songs for customers.
You can find his music for sale in the shop. He has some great stories and enjoys taking pictures with customers to promote the store.