Lee Soper

In Memoriam: Lee Soper, “Mr. Books”

Leroy W. “Lee” Soper, beloved mentor, esteemed figure in bookselling, and revered member of the northwest literary community, passed away on Tuesday, the day before his 92nd birthday. Love and memories are posted to Facebook by friends and colleagues, admirers all: “Such a great mentor to so many of us. A real gentleman.” “What a legend! What an inspiration!” “. . . a great spirit and one smart bookseller.” “Lee Soper got me into publishing. I owe my career to him. He was …

Feb 5, 2016

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