When you purchase Owning a Bookstore: The Essential Planning Guide, you are guaranteed that you’ll receive up-to-date information about the industry and its lessons for success.
What bookstore model works in today’s changing world?
If you want to develop a sustainable business managed with the skills of the most successful bookstore professionals, it’s best to realize the importance of training, especially if you’ve never before owned a business or managed any retail operation. There’s a lot to learn…
Unlike boilerplate “how-to” guides for opening a business, this is the only publication that is produced by dedicated book industry professionals with ongoing direct contact with new bookstore owners and those who have been in the bookstore business for decades. With the Guide, you’ll gain an overview of the book industry, understand the financial dynamics, learn about everything from leases to buying books, bookstore computerized management systems to grand opening celebrations in this detailed, bookstore-specific guide that is the premiere resource for anyone opening a bookstore or buying an existing bookstore.
With exercises and lists of vendors and contacts, plus a list of our favorite vendors for non-book merchandise (cards, reading accessories, toys and games, gifts and more), you’ll be on your way to learning what’s involved when you own your own bookstore and you’ll make progress with your business plan as well!