Material Culture

Reading options are many, yet a home library filled with books we’ve read and loved remind us of who we are and what we value. Continue reading

Creative New Paths

We are beginning a brand new era. Just when some members of the media proclaimed that the ebook would kill bookstores, people are speaking up, finding ways to see indie bookstores in their communities continue to keep the doors open. … Continue reading

Fixtures & Inventory for Sale: Columbia, Maryland

2/10/2011
Beautiful, light wood bookstore fixtures for sale. The style and design can be seen at www.franklinfixtures.com
Our fixtures are-Franklin’s design -clear birch finish – plywood (not MDF) with adjustable and reinforced shelves.
There are 26 tall cases; 3 islands medium height; 3 islands on wheels; 4 smaller shelves; 3 end caps; Cast iron breakfront for display; Art unit; 2 front desk and/or receiving units; custom made curved front counter. We also have custom made section signs to match the shelves. Continue reading

Bookstore for Sale: Fredericksburg, VA

12/13/2010
Bookstore and coffee bar for sale on main street in beautiful historic building (1831) in Fredericksburg. Approximately 60% new books and 40% used books (6-7000 volumes). Also cards and gift items. All equipment, fixtures, furniture and rugs included.
Lease is up in March and can be renegotiated with landlord. European-style courtyard in back and two full stories of books and gifts. Handicap access bathroom. Voted Best Book Store in Fredericksburg 2009. Located half way between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA off of I95. Civil War Battle Grounds destination Home of University of Mary Washington College. Continue reading

Bookstore for Sale: Gainesville, FL

5/3/2010
North Central Florida’s largest independent bookstore. Highly literate population in Florida’s premier university town. Named in numerous publications as one of the top ten places to live. 4500 sq foot leased building, huge email list of regular customers, customer base includes many teachers and students; very steady and profitable internet sales—new and previously owned books. Continue reading

Bookstore Wanted: Roseville, CA

6/24/2010
Lifestyle Center across from the Roseville Galleria is seeking an independent bookstore for the center anchored by Whole Foods, Peet’s coffee, Sur la table, Z Gallerie, West Elm and Anthropologie. Continue reading

Bookstore Wanted: Northern California, Dunsmuir

6/24/2010
Lovely alpine village in natural setting seeks bookstore entrepreneur and other small businesses. Dunsmuir has a historic downtown with buildings in architectural styles preserved from the 1920s through the 1940s and is nestled in the Sacramento River canyon. Continue reading

Bookstore for Sale: Mountain Home, Arkansas

10/24/2010
Beautiful, well organized bookstore located in the Twin Lakes region of the Ozarks, rated as one of the top retirement havens in the US. Reader’s Choice Books has been in operation for three years and the 1200 SF store is netting over $28,000 and growing. Owner is retiring and moving. Continue reading

Blue About Borders

Borders decline is a sad unfolding, not necessarily about the growth of ebook sales. It was a company that lost its soul when it went from an indie bookstore to a publicly traded ‘entity’. Continue reading