The Art of Commerce sits on the corner of literature & the marketplace, asking the age old question: Who's got the right of way?
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Brick and Mortar, Part I:
Book Zoo—Oakland, California
Brick and Mortar consists of audio interviews taken during a cross-country road trip. Each one features a different bookstore owner, talking about their store, their life and everything in between.
In the first installment of our Brick and Mortar subseries, I speak with Erik Lyngen at Book Zoo. Erik is one of a kind, to be certain. In this interview he talks about the beginnings of Book Zoo, signs from Borges, being in another store's orbit, sex books, surviving & more.