Franchise bookshop (even at the time of the online)
If you happen to get into a bookstore at least every once in a while, you will have noticed how over the last few years these shops have turned from simple book retailers to real retail outlets that offer a range of very different items.
It is not rare, in fact, that in addition to publishing products, bookshops also sell gifts , stationery products , toys , music and films , as well as other products perfect for an occasion or a gift. Some bookshops also carry out specific services, such as the sale of tickets for concerts or events.
Despite the spread of online book sales , the diversification of the offer of current bookstores is one of the points in favor that allows this type of shop to reserve a space for the sale of books. Some bookshops also offer additional services that online sales cannot provide, such as the presentation of books, the meeting with the authors or the organization of events that revolve around the variegated world of the book.
Also keep in mind that for many people the book continues to be a paper object to touch and browse , and for this it is important to be able to touch the book itself before buying.
In addition to generalist libraries, there are bookshops specializing in a single genre or for a specific audience, such as children’s bookstores . I have described these aspects to help you consider these options to open your own franchise business, in order to guide you towards the type of library best suited to your preferences and expectations.
Training, requirements and authorizations
To open a franchise bookstore you do not need any specific qualification or course. It is however true that a good basic culture helps in carrying out this profession, which we imagine is chosen above all for the love of books and culture in general.
In addition to this, a good dose of patience is required (as indeed is the case for all activities aimed at the public) and a good capacity to manage the activity and any collaborators.
As for the bureaucratic aspects , the opening of a library is rather simple. The commercial space must in fact only be in compliance with the rules laid down for spaces open to the public, but no specific health or municipal permits are required.
You can choose whether to open your franchised bookstore alone or in companies with one or more people. For this aspect we advise you to consult an accountant to identify the most suitable company form for the activity you intend to carry out.
A very important aspect to consider in order to open a bookstore in franchising is that relative to the commercial space . Some franchisors require specific features for the store, such as size and location; otherwise others have no particular requests. Regardless, consider that it is always advisable to open a new business in a very busy area , easy to reach and possibly with good parking facilities or easily accessible by public transport.