With the bookstore sector resurgent after a few years of decline now is a fascinating time to get into the bookshop trade.
But what’s the process for buying a bookstore? Here is our 10-step path to ownership.
As the current owner of 40-year-old Grub Street Bookshop in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Liam Jose has ushered the second-hand book seller through a tricky transition. Broadening its appeal beyond an older demographic to a more diverse crowd.
Bookstores in Canada continue to fight against a consumer sway towards ordering books online for a cheaper price, as well as favoring e-books and electronic readers. However, there is some confidence in the balance tipping back in favor of hardback and paperback books.
You want to be a book seller, but you don't know where - or even if you should - start.
Here's how to find a good bookstore location, pay a fair price, find suppliers, and tweak those final details before you own your own book store in South Africa.