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 IV:
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 fourth installment, I talk with Joe Colley at Issues in Oakland. Joe's a musician and a cool cucumber, and he and his partner have built a strong following and community around the shop—which all explains how Issues has been able to thrive. In the interview, he talks growing pains, which glossies sell, how he and his partner play off each others' strengths, and more.