A Recipe For Starting A Used Bookstore | Blue Plate BooksWhat does it take to open a bookstore? Is it as easy as simply loving books? Spoiler alert: No. Yet many are choosing to take the literary entrepreneurship leap, often as their first business endeavor. The American Booksellers Association reported at its annual meeting that there were 1, member bookstores, representing an increase of four percent from
How To Open An Independent Bookstore
Many people who love books, daydream about setting up a second hand book shop. Not the paperback emporiums or remainder stores that dot many towns throughout the country, but a real general used book store where when you walk in there is an aroma of old books and the possibility that a customer will find a long sought after treasure. Running a used book store is a profession that will not make you rich and runs counter-intuitive to the notion that publishing is in a perpetual state of decline and printed books are dying. Used bookstores that keep regular hours that are open to the public are called open shops. Fewer people have the opportunity to apprentice in a used book store and get the experience necessary to open their own book business.
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Bookstore experience is helpful, but not necessary
So you want to start a used bookstore? Some people see bookstores as a dying business. But if you have the right market and the drive, you can make it work. Here are some tips for starting a used bookstore — of the brick and mortar variety. So you need to find the right market for your products — consider doing some research to see if people in your community are actually interested in buying used books.