Bernard, of Bernard's Books

Bernard is seldom well presented, and his clothes are invariably crumpled, smelling of tobacco and often wine-stained. His brown hair is always messy, and his eyes are often bloodshot as a result of drinking til he falls asleep fully dressed at his desk. 

Bernard himself is blessed with a remarkably high intelligence, but his penchant for the wine renders him less than dextrous, strong and wise.

As a result of his lifestyle, he seldom sees daylight, having hot meals delivered to him rather than venture outside. He is socially inept, and although he can be charming on occasion, he is just as likely to be rude, curt and sarcastic. His social awkwardness comes to the fore when a pretty lady comes into the premises.

He is seldom found without a bottle of wine at hand, and he's not averse to throwing them at shoplifters, or people whom he assumes are shoplifters based entirely on the proximity of their left eye to the right one.