“He was my boss at the University Book Store. He was also of course a husband and a father, the CEO of the company, a force in both the business of independent and college bookstores, a devoted graduate and supporter of the University of Washington. I’ll let others speak to all that. Bryan’s was a life and a career that affected more people, I suspect, than he knew…”
—Brad Craft, bookseller at University Bookstore, in his tribute to Bryan Pearce, “The Good Life”
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, the world lost one of its bright lights when Bryan Pearce passed away. Bryan worked at University Book Store for 22 years with devotion and heart. He took an early retirement from his role as CEO in February due to his health.
Brad Craft’s remembrance Bryan “captured him so beautifully.” For the full tribute, please follow this link. Your memories are very welcome; please share in comments.
Bryan was much admired, liked, respected, and appreciated. We will miss him.