Starting a Book Store

Ever dreamt of starting your own bookstore? Do you ever wonder if you have what it takes to run your own bookstore? This article briefly discusses the ABC's of the bookstore business.

Books have a universal appeal, whatever the genre or classification, be it sci-fi or fantasy, romance, thrillers or mystery, horror, contemporary literature, historical literature, kids and young adult literature, fiction or non-fiction etc you will surely find a customer eager to purchase a title or two.

starting a book store

Owning and running a bookstore is many an avid reader’s dream. If you wish to turn your dream into reality but don’t quite know where to begin, here is a list of some of the things you need to consider before you proceed with your endeavor.

Business plan – don’t get the impression that a business plan is only necessary because you want to get outside financing. That is incorrect. A business plan is essential because it serves as the backbone of your business. It will guide you and keep you focused on your goal. A business plan has several sections. It includes a description of the objectives of your business, your mission, your company summary, list of owners, start-up summary, start-up costs, location and facilities, products and services, source for your inventory, projected products and services, market analysis summary, market need, list of competition, market segmentation, market strategy, competitive advantage, pricing scheme, financial plan, projected profit and loss statement, list of assets and liabilities, source of financing, operating expenses, projected start up and operating expenditures.

Location – choose a place for your bookstore that has a good amount of foot traffic and is highly visible and easily accessible. Preferably, select a location that is near or next to an establishment often frequented by people, a grocery store for example. To give your bookstore a better fighting chance, choose an area that is not saturated with competition.

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Store Size – a bigger place can hold a larger amount of inventory therefore, it can generate more sales. This is true most of time however, you need to be prudent too. You have to ensure that the size of your store is proportional to the demand or the projected volume of customers.

Inventory – decide on whether you want to sell general books or you want to build a market niche and sell specialized books. You may also want to include other products such as office supplies, greeting cards, audio books, e-books and so on.

Marketing – This should be a priority. We all know how important customers are to any business. As such, it is essential for the business owner to attract and retain as many customers as possible. Devise a marketing strategy to promote your store and your books. Make sure your advertising campaign is geared towards the profile of your target market. Advertising cost is necessary investments so don’t skimp on it. You will reap the returns eventually.

Competition – A highly populated locale can support multiple bookstores; a smaller locale however can only support a limited number of bookstores. Survey your competitors in the area. You must have a clear idea of how successful (or not) your competitors are. Find out why this is so. You have to maintain your edge above your competition. Do everything you possibly can to be more creative in your marketing. Set your price at par or lower than what others are selling and offer repeat customer incentives like discounts if you can.

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182 Comments

  • kim said on January 31, 2009
    I want to open up a used bookstore on my side of town and write in the meantime . I don't really expect to make a lot to begin with but i want to make enough to cover expenses of starting until i can expand. how do I get started with no money
  • ekaette umanah ekong said on March 25, 2009
    I have always dreamt of owning a successful bookstore, but I do not have any managerial skills, i don't know how to start and don't have money.
  • Geraldine said on April 9, 2009
    i want to start a bookstore business here in our town. My concern is i don't have the idea how to do it, how much capital will i need and i don't know where i will be getting the supplies?
  • Tai said on April 22, 2009
    I want to start a bookstore in my town. But I don't have the funding to do so. Help me please.
  • Jean said on May 27, 2009
    I would like to start a bookstore business in our town. My concerns are; I don't know how to do it, how much capital I will need and I don't know where I will be purchasing the fixtures, supplies and inventory? I noticed on this website that there are four individuals that asked questions, but I do not see the replies. Have they been replied to individually?
  • Shirley Walker said on June 20, 2009
    I want to start a bookstore in my church. What would you suggest the kind of articles I should have beside Bibles?
  • Maria said on August 17, 2009
    I want to start a christian bookstore in my town. But I don't have the funding nor the know how to do so. Help me please.
  • Cynthia Powell said on August 22, 2009
    I am interested in getting information on starting a christian bookstore in a room in our outreach center to generate income which would help the outreach operate. There is no christian bookstore in the city. I have no money for start up costs. Can you give me guidance in which direction I should go? The outreach is not open yet the building was just completed in May/June 2009 but are not open because the parking lot is not completed(need funding) we have our tax id number and have filed our Articles of Incorporation but have not filed for our 501c3 (currently doing a raffle to raise funds to cover that)
  • Sharon said on October 27, 2009
    I would love to start a Bookstore with Kids Books and monthly crafts for kids to make that I would teach. I have no knowledge of how to start up or get the money to get started, where to get the books etc. I need information from start-up to running the store to financing. Everything; is there a book I can order with all this information. I have the desire, I love books, good at crafts but I need knowledge and money. Thank you, sharon
  • xolisa said on November 23, 2009
    Johannesburg, South Africa. I want to open a christian bookshop with a coffee shop. I have done my business plan and my research but I need financing.
  • Try said on December 28, 2009
    Opening a books and comics store in February 2010! Took me 6 months to plan and 6 more months to get everything together (books, shelves, fixtures, loans, permits, etc.). Just 2 more months and our doors will be open. It was and still is a long and tiring year, but cannot wait for opening day. Wish us luck. Nostalgic Books and Comics, http://nostalgicbooksandcomics.com/
  • Vincent said on February 16, 2010
    Walvis bay, Namibia. I want to open a bookshop from scratch. I currently have no plans only the idea of wanting to start one and the passion. nearest bookshop is 30km .
  • Edward Wise said on March 2, 2010
    xolisa: I am interested in your concept. Are you willing to go into more detail. I had a similar vision, but here in the USA. Email me: edwardwise@cox.net
  • johanna said on March 4, 2010
    i'm going to stat a bookshop, i'm saving and i'm doing my homework on business plans on how to start a bookshop, i'm looking at every place that sells books and online stores, i know what type of books i want to sell, it may take me a bit longer but hey i got a plan,
  • Ahmed said on April 9, 2010
    I like to know the list of publisher or suppliers of school and collage book in Thane M.S. Thanks
  • Hang Tran said on May 14, 2010
    I am currently selling books on Ebay and would very much love to have my own website or online bookstore, but I do not know how to get store and where to search for suppliers. Any information that you provided will greatly be appreciated. Thank you
  • Barbara said on May 26, 2010
    I would like more information on how to do a online bookstore
  • Chaiyo said on May 27, 2010
    I would like to start bookstore business with website in Taiwan. How to deal with publishers if it's e-content as well.
  • Shailesh Lad said on June 25, 2010
    I want to start an book shop near my plact(Ghatkoper -Asalpha, Mumbai). This shop contains the stuffs required for the school & College people. So please tell me how can i start it. And i would also like to know from where i can buy the books. Shall i start a wholesale shop or a retail.
  • ivon gonzalez said on June 25, 2010
    I am currently working on my business plan for a kids bookstore. I have several questions
    + What is the best option for getting the starting funds?
    + Any idea on how much is the profit margin for a bookstore?
    + Who should be my provider? Publishers, wholesalers or distributors?
    + How do the publishers/distributors work?
    Thanks for your cooperation
  • Rajalakshmi said on July 5, 2010
    Hello, i am rajalakshmi interested opening an bookshop in India Karnataka
  • Kartik said on July 16, 2010
    I raji, even i am planning to start a bookshop in Karnataka. do write to me at kartik.aruda@gmail.com
  • Emmily said on September 9, 2010
    Lately I have been thinking on opening a bookstore. Yesterday I saw a small place for rent that I think could work because it is in a high traffic area and to start is not too big or too small. I wanted to have a small coffee shop in the front and a whole bunch of comfortable chairs so people could come have a cup of coffee and relax. I was also thinking to have at least one night a week of poetry reading or acoustic bands playing so more people could be integrated. However I still dont know how to go about it and what licenses are needed to open a bookstore in New York City. I need major help
  • Prakash said on September 26, 2010
    HI, I from karnatak (India) I want to open bookstore on my side of town but i dont know where to get the supply or wholesalers or distributors. kindly help me.
  • shiva said on September 27, 2010
    As Prakash has asked my query is same. Kindly do let me know how do I get supplies and from where in India. I want specialize in techie books and material. Please guide me.
  • sam said on October 25, 2010
    i'm still in high school in a management entrepreneur class and i want to be an author and also own a bookstore. my town doen't have a bookstore, we barley have a library. i want to start a bookstore right in my small town i'm sure everyone would love it.
  • Gloria said on December 9, 2010
    I want to start a bookstore and computer wifi business in my town. My concern is I have the idea how to do it because there are store fronts, but the point is how much capital will I need and where/how to coordinate the inventory and supplies?
  • faizaan aamir said on December 17, 2010
    I am planning to open a bookstore in mysore karnatka, i need need information about what are the legal things required to open a bookstore.
  • suwilanji s nachande said on December 27, 2010
    less competitive rural set up with plenty of schools though in different distant areas.( want to start up a book shop were a franchise has already been awarded).
  • Victor M Lukonsolo said on December 30, 2010
    I want to open a bookstore in my city Kitwe -Zambia. i want to do this so that i can promote the reading culture which is one of the fundamental building blocks of true learning!
  • kt said on January 9, 2011
    i want to open a new bookstore in australia and have an idea and a bit of a plan but am unsure about initial costs of stock? brisbane queensland australia
  • Deb said on January 17, 2011
    I want to open a bookstore in Omaha because one of my passions is reading. How do I start and get financing?
  • angel said on January 29, 2011
    Philippines- I want to start a bookstore business. But i dont know where can i get book supplies.
  • Anoop said on February 5, 2011
    Hi, My location is near to colleges and school with good rent, but the thing is other than that the crowd in that area is not much into reading i guess. But i have a passion for used bookstore. I can try to manage for a year without much if profit but would there be any future!
  • Journey said on February 8, 2011
    I want to open a Textbooks store, and have no clue on how to begin. There are two colleges in my location. I want to know the steps from A-Z. Please, help me. I don't want to lose this opportunity.
  • wellington said on February 9, 2011
    I have a passion to empower people so to enhance that passion i would like to establish a book shop in zimbabwe with inspirational books and christian books. i need help with ideas and funding. If i can get a mentor who have walked the path i would be grateful
  • Rodolfo said on February 11, 2011
    I am thinking about starting an e-book website. How do I start? Where do we get financing? Where do we find publishers? I'm from Virginia Beach, VA USA
  • Krishna Jayaram said on March 5, 2011
    My bookshop plan is not alone having books for selling, but also people to read them and if they are happy then buy them. I am in Malaysia, and I am ready for starting the book store in Kuala Lumpur the capital city of Malaysia. How could I budget the cost - both capital and running cost
  • Sarangi said on March 8, 2011
    I have very big dream to start a book stores.I am sri lankan.My home town is Wariyapola near to Kurunagala.I have very good plan as well as Managerial skills. But my problem is haven't money to start it.How can i do it..Please help me. Thank You. Sarangi.
  • Sarangi said on March 8, 2011
    I like so much boos.So i must start this as soon as possible,But i have not money for that purpose.Please help me.How can start a business.Than you very much for give this chance to us.Thank You very much again.(sarangi.dissanayake@yahoo.com)
  • Kelli said on April 1, 2011
    I am thinking about opening a small bookstore with it's focus on Mysteries and Thrillers and including a coffee shop. I live in Ocean City NJ and their are no relaxing places to get books. The only choices on the island are cramped, multi purpose stores that have no sitting areas. I think by making it a quaint place that appeal to those beach-goers looking for a good mystery to read at the beach or a rainy day place to sit and have coffee and chat with your friends would be great. My main problem is knowing where to get supplies like books and such . . . can you tell me where to start? Thank you
  • Koena said on April 7, 2011
    I have a big passion in selling christian books and personal finance books. I really want to start bookstore business, I dont know how to start and I need finance. Koena in Polokwane, South Africa
  • NAGI said on April 14, 2011
    hello! I AM STARTING BOOK STORE IN FEW DAYS & REALLY WANT RUN IT PROFESSIONAL WAY LIKE MAKING PLAN & BUDGETING. PLS HELP ME ON THAT!
  • jane said on May 13, 2011
    will be opening in 2 months time. i need names of suppliers and wholesales for christian materials especially in south africa
  • Patricia said on May 18, 2011
    Hi! I'm 13 years old and I'm planning on starting a book store! It might seem hard or never going to happen but I'm determined! I've got some help going on too. I'm learning a lot!!! I'm still young so i haven't really understood and learned all about financial and marketing business. Well, I'm gonna do my best. Its gonna be the biggest roller coaster ride! Lets see what happens! Wish me luck!
  • grace said on June 5, 2011
    i live in goma DRC and there is no bookstore I want to sell christian books and financial, international relations and self help books in french and english please help me
  • hilberto trujillo said on June 8, 2011
    i live in Belize Corozal, i would like to start a book store but i would like to know how i get a list of publishing houses that would carry the books that i have in mind.
  • mantu deka said on June 30, 2011
    i want to start a bookstore in guwahati mainly of textbooks of class 9 to 12 and books for technical and professional education.
  • Jacqui said on July 1, 2011
    I am thinking of opening a second hand book shop in my nearest city. I am English and live in Hungary. I cannot buy any English books in Hungary, all the shops have maybe 20 books if that, so I think it would be a good thing to do. Because it will be second hand books, I have a plan and wonder if anyone would respond with their advice on my idea, good or bad. I sell every book for the same price no matter what it is or how many pages, lets say $5 per book, when they have been read, the customer can bring them back and choose more books for half price say each book would be $2.50 and so on. The thinking is that the customer only has to pay full price once, providing he brings the books back and I get to sell them again at full price. Good or bad idea?
  • Raymond said on July 30, 2011
    I would like to open a Bible Bookshop in South Australia in a small city called Mount Gambier. I have a small amount of savings tucked away , I have a fair idea of products I would like to have in shop.But need a coach to assist me in getting this idea off ground to reality. I would like to run this shop on my own as its easier that way. Saves having to pay any employees weekly wages and holiday pay. Any one in South Australia here , I would love to hear from you as for ideas , help and any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
  • Margaret said on September 19, 2011
    I am currently working on my business plan for children bookstore in the Bahamas .I have a problem completing it. can you help me? I need the plan to get funding from the Government.However, i have few questions. can you help me find some publishers or distributors wholesale. thank you
  • David said on October 7, 2011
    I am in London uk and I am thinking of starting a Christian book store and do not know where to start. I do not have capital and want to know how it can cost to start and where to get the funding. Thanks for your help.
  • kavia amar said on October 30, 2011
    I want to start a online book store in Rajasthan , plz guide me.
  • Deepak solanki said on October 30, 2011
    Everyone who is interested in opening a bookstore but doesn't have lots of money to invest in. kindly drop in a mail at solankideepak@hotmail.com. i am in process of setting up a books business.
  • Sanket Chalke said on December 26, 2011
    hi, this is Sanket from mumbai. i am very desperate to start a shop in mumbai, Kandivali east area a book store for students of school and collage. dont really know how to start from and doesnt have much ideas can somebody help me out. pls forward all links possible. will be thankful for any piece of advice from you. thanks pls reply on email vikmanimital@ymail.com
  • ann said on December 28, 2011
    I am in Lagos, Nigeria. It burns deeply in my heart to reach out to people God's word through various christain books, musicals and videos. To do this,am thinking of opening a bookstore. But my challenge is, i have no idea nor money whatsoever on how to go about it. can you help me? i really would be so grateful. it burns in my heart like its my destiny to do this, but i pray to God everyday to show me the process involve. will God use you?
  • levan kurashvili said on January 1, 2012
    I am in tbilisi, Georgia. I am thinking of starting medical book store .I have capital but I need business plan how to invest. Thanks for your help.
  • Adewole Enitan said on January 12, 2012
    Hello, I would like to start christian bookstore/ video store.I live in lagos, nigeria. I need better details on how i can start this bookstore and the basic things i need to consider as well as expenses before commencing. thank you.
  • BOOK@120 said on January 26, 2012
    nice post...but i want to say something about my journey...hope it works for others also. i also want to earn some money...but haven't think about book store.but i started earning.listen what i did. i took the famous book for me @140rs...& when i knew that i can get that book online in @84rs...i was starting to place the ads on famous stores @120 i.e 20rs discount...& trust me i got plenty of response from my free ads only,not a premium one...start selling books in your near by area.so all the best guys...
  • GEORGE said on February 28, 2012
    AM PLANNING TO START A BOOK STORE IN MUMIAS-KENYA LOOKING FOR MORE IDEAS AND SPONSORS.
  • VANEESHA said on March 27, 2012
    hi thr, i'm a doctor n i'm planing to open a book store in malaysia as d medical book store is limited here. i'm not sure on d procedure i need help. thx
  • Eliott Phasha said on March 28, 2012
    south africa, limpop, groothoek/Lebowakgomo; I'm pastor like to start a christian bookshop at lebowakgomo i need your help
  • S. Rajagopal said on April 9, 2012
    Hi there, Am planning to start a book store ( Books for UPSC, TNPSC and Engineering students) in Madurai,Tamil Nadu, India. Planned to arrange for LOAN to start a business. I am in need help to prepare for the project report for the business to get the LOAN.
  • keevi said on April 25, 2012
    I live. In south carolina I have. Already purchase a building I want to open a christian bookstore but I cant find distributors for books, music And church supplies and I also need. Fixtures can you help with this
  • STHABILE KERRY MOSES said on July 4, 2012
    hello i want to purchase and sell bibles,stationary also to have internet cafe in Palapye in BOTSWANA. where can i buy this products?
  • Mmbali said on July 17, 2012
    I am in South Afica and want to open a bookstore in my small town(Newcastle) next to Unisa they a many students studying at Unisa and they have to travel to get books for their courses. So i would like to help them and open the bookstore for them please help. but i do not have money where can i get money, do I need to register my business with Cipro, How do I get the suppliers, Do I ask van schaik and armstrong to supply me coz they a Unisa official booksellers, I have never worked in a bookstore will it be a problem to manage my business, Do i need a business plan, which office equipment will i need, How do I make my dream come true please help. Thank you
  • PRAKASH B BUGADE said on July 31, 2012
    I am from India, and want to open a new bookstore for school purpose in my area. just I want to know how much may be invest for this type store including furniture, and all type of school books, notebooks, office stationery also advise for who will give loans for such case.
  • Rahul K said on August 10, 2012
    Hi...I want to start an online bookstore in Thane(Mumbai,India). What are the basic requirements for this? What kind of licenses do i need? Where will i get those? But before actually starting it online..i want to start this business in my local area. This i will do by offering the people books at a lower cost and with free home delivery with return back policy. For this which license will i require? Will the local shopkeepers oppose me legally as i am selling books at low cost than them and with free home delivery? Plz help soon
  • Rajesh said on September 10, 2012
    I am also planning to start a book shop in kerala but I had seen that the book shops are not much profitable in kerala mainly because of the direct supply of materials in schools. I don't know how much practical it is to be to think and continue with the same field with great carrier motive with more added options. Kindly suggest me the situation to overcome with the minimum level of investment.
  • Nithiya said on September 17, 2012
    I am planning to open a book shop in Chennai, I wanted to know the basic things like license, where to get the books from and the basic requirement and the interiors to do etc, please guide me
  • cosmas said on September 23, 2012
    I would also like to start a book store (comic)hear in nakuru, Kenya. I have the management skills but I also have school, care to partner?
  • glory ilami appiah said on October 2, 2012
    i'd like to start a chalk production business? how do i go about it and how can i make dust free chalks since a lot of them used in teaching has plenty dust which can be inconveniencing. Thanks
  • mrs sanggary said on October 15, 2012
    i am planning to open a book shop in nibong tebal, penang malaysia. i want to know how much may be to invest for this type. where to get the all type books from and the stationery including furniture and basic requirement, pls help me.
  • Vicky said on October 29, 2012
    I would like to start a christian bookstore business in my town, Klang, Malaysia. My concerns are; I don't know how to do it, how much capital I will need and I don't know where I will be purchasing the fixtures, supplies and inventory? I know there are big corporation like Salvation & Canaanland that is very successful but I doubt they will accept individual application or franchise (which will cost a bomb). I would like to start from small scale if possible. Please advise. Thank you and God blessed.
  • Gotsilemang said on November 9, 2012
    I have started the bookshop and internet cafe in serowe is 44km from palapye this is a village. I'm along the road with other store of textile, salon, furniture decor but i'm not satisfied with the turn up i can stay a day with out a client or a call or visit. I made the marketing to the community and government offices also private sector now why i'm having this kind of turn up what can be the course. Still need where i could buy straight the stationery, Christian books, computers need some technical items to attract may be it will help and i was even intending to move to palapye. Hope i will get advice from you soon. I will appreciate that.
  • Sheetal Boob said on November 21, 2012
    Business Location: Mira Road, Mumbai, India. My plan is to set up a book store with a complete range of books. Specifically targeting children books. Also looking at purchasing back the books bought from the store and selling them for half the price or including them in a circulating library.
  • Edwin Mumba said on November 22, 2012
    Hi. Nice to hear from people with same plans as yours. I'm seriously planning to start a bookstore. Any ideas about where to order books and also cheaper as well? Help
  • anil beginner adviser said on November 28, 2012
    we are book sellers since 30+ years in andhra pradesh with branches in hyderabad, vizag, new delhi, bhubaneswar, cuttack. we have done businesses in most part of the country either institutional supplies or supplies to a book seller. being passion with books is a great way of living life but doing business is something tricky. for that matter in any business. you can invest and lose fast due to many dynamic reasons that guide the market.

    but being passionate about books is a great strength/self supporting factor in itself. so within india any format of book business is thought about drop in a line and we will see how to filter your passion into a business reality. there are several round of questions a person has to go through to finally decide the location/reader level/catg of books/retail or supply etc. many of them. it can be like a franchise format with a life long relationship philosophy which will matter to both, us and you. all the best. the email id is anilkamail@gmail.com

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  • Vinod said on December 16, 2012
    Wanted to start a general book-store in city ,Any ideas about where to order books and also cheaper as well? How much is margin??? Help
  • anil beginner adviser said on December 26, 2012
    @vinod, margins depend on the volume and regularity of purchase. the address to order can be us. we can help you solve the problem. ofcourse cheap or not will again depend on your business nature and size. all the best, anil

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  • anil beginner adviser said on December 26, 2012
    dear all in india, those who are keen to start a book business in india can send a mail with details of their interest mentioned in the mail or here. @deepak solanki can you please mail your contact details. how are you exactly able to assist. we need to exchange certain idea on it. anil

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  • Roopal Parab said on January 10, 2013
    Hi. I want to start an online bookstore or an offline one in area between malad - Borivali, Mumbai. If you are a start up consultant, do write to me with your details and consultancy services. Roopal Parab.
  • mohan said on January 15, 2013
    i've experience in book publication and i am planning to open a book showroom in partnership business, interested people pls contact me
  • Teresa said on January 15, 2013
    Texas, I am in the beginning stages of opening a Coffee House Book store. My question is with the addition of wireless internet in the shop and our online sales. I'm hoping you can assist me in finding out how to include online PDF books sales. Any guidance you have to offer would be appreciative.
  • GULSHAN RAI GUPTA said on January 24, 2013
    As I want to do wholesale business of kids school books, magic & stories books and school stationery business at Lucknow (UTTAR PRADESH) with the investment of Rs.15 lacs. or more as per requirement. I have retail medicine shop & now diversified other business and having good space for storage. I DO HOPE THAT YOU HELP ME TO START BUSINESS. THANKS
  • Keziah constance said on January 27, 2013
    My business location is at kanduyi in bungoma county i want to start a bookshop what do i need to purchase
  • vijay kumar said on January 27, 2013
    Hi Keziah, Could you please let me know that what kind of book store you want to open as I am from India and can help you to buy all kind of books as in India we have all kind of books at very cheap rates. write me back at sumaiyahbooks@gmail.com, India
  • anil beginner adviser said on January 29, 2013

    @Rahul K, for starting online bookstore you have to be able to define the geographical location properly so that your buyers get clarity on services at the specific locations. licenses are few that too if at all your business goes to certain extent and for certain nature of setup but it is requires a lot of working. like having logistic in place, payment system, tieup with bank. the best is to tie up with a famous online model and take the franchise for a particular geographical location. then all you need to do is to mkting and follow the franchisors directions. the local bookshops have no business except they have get prepared for the competition if you have created one for them.

    Hi...I want to start an online bookstore in Thane(Mumbai,India). What are the basic requirements for this? What kind of licenses do i need? Where will i get those? But before actually starting it online..i want to start this business in my local area. This i will do by offering the people books at a lower cost and with free home delivery with return back policy. For this which license will i require? Will the local shopkeepers oppose me legally as i am selling books at low cost than them and with free home delivery? Plz help soon

    anilkamail@gmail.com || Consultant

  • anil beginner adviser said on January 29, 2013

    @VANEESHA, have you done any kind of research to understand the market ie what nature/genre of books could be necessary in a market you want to start, investment size, hr issues,  out of subject interest and passion it will sound good. finally when it comes to money things have to be clear. idea and reality journey can be quite different than we imagine. this applies here too. in fact there was a lady in india who was so passionate about similar idea and she is yet to get back. it already 2 months. the reason to quote this to highlight the clarity in the journey.

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  • anil beginner adviser said on January 29, 2013

    @GULSHAN RAI GUPTA, we need to do several rounds of discussion. good that till few steps you have clarity. how soon you want to start. do you want start at the same location of medical shop. you have a list of product requirements. what support and guidance are you expecting.

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  • anil beginner adviser said on January 30, 2013

    @glory ilami appiah, its good that you see a market for a specific product. you have NOT MENTIONED YOUR CITY/country NAME. if it is new to your market it will simply do great sales. of course the market size etc will decide the speed of your success.

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  • seema r sharma said on February 8, 2013
    i want chirstian book from wholesale in mumbai. give me detail about on my email
  • Palani Dhamodar said on February 10, 2013
    Hi I'm having plan to start book store at my native. Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Kindly help me go forward all kind of help.
  • anil beginner adviser said on February 12, 2013
    @Palani Dhamodar, its a great news to hear about your plan. to be connected with books in some way or the other is a blessing in disguise. vellor is a great place also. tamilians are considered to be one of the most intelligent clan in india. this is what is heard and learnt. so another reason fitting your plan. the request that you put for help as "ALL" is a very very broader thought process. so please start narrowing on your interests which falls under "ALL". that is also one of the best ways to go ahead with planning. it gives better execution and implementation. all the best

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  • Kanika jones said on February 14, 2013
    I want to state that there is not any bookstore in our school. By this students will enjoy. I request you to make arrangements for that. I shall be thankful to you, Thanking you abc
  • anil beginner adviser said on February 15, 2013
    @Kanika jones. the details that you have mentioned are attracting too many queries. request you to please be as much as specific as possible. this will only lead to faster, better and working towards the goal. what is the name of your school. which country, state, city it is in. what kind of arrangements you want in the book store. what is the contact detail for the school and person there. who are referring the abc to. if you are referring to the abc in website here then note the abc referred here is tell about the basics of an format/industry etc. all the best

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  • gopi said on March 2, 2013
    Dear @Anil, I am planning to open shortly a wholesale books and stationary which includes school and college books and stationary in our town located near vizag, so i request to an idea where i can purchase the books and stationary so that i can sell an wholesale in the market. thank u gopi
  • rashmi said on March 4, 2013
    Hi I'm planning to open a book shop and stationary in "sAGARA" SHIMOGGA DISTRICT, Karnataka. which include novels in kannada and English , text books for schooling, high school, degree. etc . As my serve people are very interest in reading . I request u to help me in purchase of novels and stationery and also plz give some financial plans..
  • anil beginner adviser said on March 7, 2013
    @gopi it is always good to know the best offers available in the market. for this you have go around in the markets that you think is convenient to you logistically including mr vijay kumar who offers. but make sure you discuss and negotiate both short/long term purchases. you also need to be a professional while you are an entrepreneur. one of the immediate names to find the terms that comes to my mind is JBD EDUCATIONALS PRIVATE LIMITED at visakhapatnam. one another is to find out the strength of various wholesales and accordingly buy from respective else have two major wholesalers as an option to buy from. hope this gives you some respite to go gung ho!

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  • janardhanreddy said on March 7, 2013
    i want to start school/college stationary store near sainikpuri, secunderabad. pls guide me how can i start? financial plan also.

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