Brief Biography of this Bibliophile

A short story by a favorite author inspired the name for this bibliophile’s bookshop. Reading An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce is one of my first memories of having a real spark of passion for the wonderous journeys the written word can allow us to travel. It is described as “one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature”. Originally published by The San Francisco Examiner on July 13, 1890, it was first collected in Bierce’s book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians in 1891. The story is set during the American Civil War, and it is known for its irregular time sequence and twist ending.

Also a practicing family law attorney, Nathan Gabbard has been collecting books for years. His collection includes approximately 11,000 volumes of rare and vintage books, ranging from antiquarian and fine leather tomes, to modern firsts, and from poetry, to plays. Mr. Gabbard resides in mid-city Los Angeles with his partner and English bulldog.


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