The Art of Commerce sits on the corner of literature & the marketplace, asking the age old question: Who's got the right of way?
We talk with writers, editors & entrepreneurs about, really, anything. All conversations are 'manuscript-first', meaning they were typed as you see them. Small edits have been made for structure.
Brick and Mortar, Part II:
The Book House—St. Louis, Missouri
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 second installment, I speak with Michelle Barron at The Book House. Michelle is a force of nature, and has hounded her dream of running a bookstore for many, many years. She talks with me about the start of her store, the internet of books before the internet existed, Amazon and the big box store, and more.