Have you ever dreamed of owning a book store?

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Start a new chapter in the story of your career.

OK, that’s a pretty bad pun. But we believe there is no better way to make a living than to spend the day surrounded by, recommending, and retailing books. If you think we might be on to something, maybe operating a Book Rack Used Book Store is the right career move for you.

The requirements for joining the Book Rack family are pretty straightforward:

  • You have to love books. Which you probably do, since at this very moment you’re reading about owning your own book store.
  • You have to enjoy talking with people. We’ve all experienced the unpleasantness of a less-than-friendly shopkeeper. And let’s face it… we don’t exactly go rushing back to those stores.
  • It helps if your organizational skills lean toward the compulsive. It’s nice for customers to have someone they can relate to.

Beyond that, you have the independence to run your Book Rack in the manner you choose — with as much (or as little) help from us as you want. Sure, you’d have some legal obligations as a licensee, but they’re quite reasonable and easy to live with.

Seriously? I can make a living from a used book store?

We’ve been in business since 1965, operating more than 100 stores across the country. Clearly, we know something about success. And naturally, we’re happy to share everything we know with our licensees. So we provide you with a business model, training, branding assistance, inventory, and more. The Book Rack organization also serves as your centralized source of knowledge, advice, camaraderie, and assistance. In other words, you’re not left alone and hung out to dry.

A used book store? In this economy? Yes.

How do we weather tough economic times? Quite handily, if we do say so ourselves (witness our long history and number of stores). You see, in a strong economy, people travel; when they travel, they read books. And in a weak economy, people stay home. But they can still get away — between the covers of an affordable used book. Regardless of the whims and vagaries of capitalism, a used book store, with its reasonable prices and trade policies, is poised for success.

Of course, as with any entrepreneurial endeavor, you get out of your Book Rack what you put into it. But if owning a Book Rack Used Book Store interests you and you’d like to learn more, follow the link below:

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