Noah at the Piano, Iconoclast Books, Ketchum, Idaho
I don’t have a piano at home, so I really just learned to play here. After work I’ll come play this piano and just write all my own stuff. … It’s been out of tune until just before I came home, so most of the songs (except for the new ones) only use the keys that used to be in tune. … But now that it’s back in tune, I’ve been super inspired to write new stuff.
bookseller, Iconoclast Books, Ketchum, ID
[Noah] works here for enough months until he saves enough money to travel. This last trip was to India, and he was gone like four or five months. He sent me an email from the hotel in Boise the night before he was flying out, and he said, “…Working at Iconoclast, and you, have allowed me to have the life I want, because I get to do what I love for my job, and I get the time off to travel. It’s invaluable to me.” That’s why it doesn’t matter what time of year he returns—how slow it is, how whatever—he always, always will have a job, for as long as he wants it.
He’s a fabulous bookseller, and he has the best, best attitude ever. He never [clocks out] without first saying, “is there anything I can do before I go?” And then, when he’s done working, he sits down at the piano and plays for an hour.
owner, Iconoclast Books, Ketchum, ID