Ezra the Bookfinder

Ezra has been a booklover as far back as he can remember. After many years working as a mailman, truck driver, university professor, professional editor, commercial fisherman in Alaska, and farmhand, he has found his niche as bookfinder.

He lives outside of Eugene, Oregon with his wife, a now-fully-recovered Shakespearean scholar, current medical chaplain, Mindfulness Teacher and Tarot scholar, along with their two rescue-pups, Opal and Sylvie.

Past customers have included Martin Scorcese, Lauren Hutton, Art Spiegelman, Val Kilmer, and many other non-movie-star readers as well.

Well before Covid arrived amongst us, Ezra spent seven years running BOOKS TO THE PEOPLE  founding and serving as executive director of a nonprofit organization dedicated to placing free books into the hands and homes of in the city and outlying areas. alike. Gertie was a repurposed library bookmobile which rolled up to public venues, set up shop, and proceed to give away books for free. At age 48, Gertie The Bookbus retired from active duty and moved to the Kesey Farm, along side of one iteration of the famed Merry Pranksters bus "Further", where they co-languish in an Oregon field, sharing dreams replete with rubber, metal, words on paper, and Windowpane.

Ezra has owned and operated Aardvark Rare Books since 1995.