I recently finished reading The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart. If you’ve ever played piano or have owned a piano, this book will resonate with you. Carhart depicts his rediscovery of the piano with exquisite descriptions. As he tells his story, he pulls the reader in with luring sense of mystery. His illustrations evoke an air of Parisian Old World flair, and his journey encompasses a rich patina - just like the pianos his story embraces.