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.

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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.


Published 10/21/15
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.