Bleak House Books is owned and operated by Albert Wan, a former civil rights lawyer. Sometimes he gets sage advice from his wife, who will remain nameless but whose title as depicted on her business card, is “consigliere” to Bleak House Books. But mostly it’s a one-man shop around here — at least for the time being. Which is just how Albert likes it.
People often ask Albert why he gave up law for used books. His parents did, for example. But to Albert it was never a matter of why, but why not.