Quartzsite, Arizona: Naked Bookstore Owner

Bookstore owner Paul Winer has spent a couple of decades wearing nothing but a strategically positioned sock. Signs outside invite visitors in for photo ops.

Reader's Oasis Books

690 E Main St., Quartzsite, AZ
Reader's Oasis Books, east side of town, north side of Main St.
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Naked bookstore owner and customer. Naked Bookstore Owner

An update on Paul: he's still there and still naked. An EXTREMELY nice guy who also happily played a perfect pitch tune for us. A really great stop, and also the only time I got to go book shopping shirtless.

[Jarrod M, 06/03/2014]
Naked bookstore owner plays the piano. Naked Bookstore Owner

We found Paul Winer AKA Sweet Pie AKA Naked bookstore owner on the Roadside America app. He was so cool! We visited with him for an hour! If you're lucky enough, he will play the piano for you, along with singing a song! Thanks for putting him on your app or else we never would've met Paul.

[SharaDee Snyder, 09/23/2012]
Kernut and Naked Bookstore Owner. Naked Bookstore Owner

"There's a naked man in Quartzsite! You have to see him!" That's what my friends kept telling me. Since my friends steer me to the most unique sights, I went to the naked guy's bookstore.

Yup, he was naked, except for a little crocheted "sock" over his privates. Nothing covered his backside. Fishing line held up the sock.

Besides being a free spirit, Paul is a really nice guy, an accomplished blues musician, and cartoonist. He's very approachable and will gladly pose for a photo (PS. Don't bring the kids.).

[Juliana, aka Kernut the Blond, 12/10/2011]

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