Can I make a living owning a bookstore?

That depends on your personal financial needs. Before you talk with landlords or even think about signing a lease, we believe that it’s critical to not only determine how much income you need and want, but also to consider how a career change like this might impact your life. Success and happiness have many definitions. If you begin with a clear picture of what you want your life (and bank account) to look like, you’ll have a better sense of whether owning a bookstore is right for you.