Another One of Riley's Pianos In 1947 John J. Riley at age 17 founded with a capitol of $250.00 a one-man piano business selling and restoring used pianos that lasted for 58 years. His story is of the piano industry. The people he met and who frequented his shop. They are interesting and poignant characters. Mr. Riley is among a rare and vanishing breed of people who loves their lives work. In the beginning of the book he quotes the Chinese philosopher Confucius "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." Mr. Riley did just that. His story is a rare insight into a small American piano industry. That has seen better days that is now in its twilight years. Mr. Riley spins his story in a real down to earth narrative reminiscing to a kinder and more gentle time of life.