Athens, Ga.-based musician and bookseller Craig Lieske died on January 18; he was 48. Although best known as a rocker with Drive-By Truckers, Lieske was a strong supporter of the Avid Bookshop and joined the store’s staff in October. “Most news coverage focuses on what an amazing soul and talented musician he was,” said Avid Bookshop owner Janis Geddis in an e-mail.”But I want to point out to that he was a voracious reader who could (and did) befriend anyone who walked into this shop. He really made this little bookstore even better and we’ve already begun to miss him acutely.” To hear a recent performance of Lieske with his band Echo Canyon, click here.