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Brick and Mortar, Part VII:
Phinney Books—Seattle, Washington

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.


Published 10/7/15
In the seventh installment, Jeopardy! champion, former Amazon employee and writer Tom Nissley talks about Phinney Books, in Phinney Ridge, Seattle. He gives insight into staying small, personal pivots and professional preparation, and why he never thought he'd become a bookseller—until he did.