A Bookstore Flourishes: Two California Lawyers Become Successful Wisconsin Booksellers

Fortunately for the two new booksellers, their previous careers accustomed them to working long hours for months at a time. Before moving to rural northwestern Wisconsin two years ago, O'Connor and Brinton lived in Northern California, where Brinton was a high-powered attorney at a large corporate law firm, advising venture capitalists on starting up high-tech companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. O'Connor, also an attorney and equally high-powered, traveled the world as president of his own company, providing negotiation consulting and training services to international Fortune 100/500 companies.