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 IX:
Montana Valley Book Store—Alberton, Montana
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 ninth (and, potentially, last installment), we speak with the owner of Montana Valley Book Store, Keren Wales. In a town with only ~ 400 people, Keren keeps a lot of books around—over 100,000 in fact. Montana Valley Book Store stocks some gems you won't be able to find anywhere else, and Keren's got a beautiful life philosophy you have to hear.