My friends have always asked me, "So when are you going to have your own bookstore?" I've always replied, "Soon." But honestly, who am I kidding? With this economy, opening a bookstore is the quickest way to bankruptcy. As if people are buying books left and right.
It's still a nice thought though -- being the one to open the shop, check the stocks, talk to customers, recommend books to them, and close the shop with a satisfied feeling at the end of the day. And I love the idea that I'm the one in control of what books to sell.
I feel, however, that I wouldn't be making any money from running my own bookstore. For one, I wouldn't dream of having these books in my shelves:
- All the Twilight novels and those YA vampire lit
- Anything by John Grisham and Danielle Steele
- Those cheesy, over-the-top Jane Austen spin-offs
How about you, dear reader? If you were to run your own bookstore, what books would you sell? Which books would you avoid getting?