Beginning a excessive avenue bookshop could sound like a raffle within the age of on-line procuring, e-readers, audiobooks and the pandemic. However a brand new era of entrepreneurs, typically girls beneath the age of 30, are opening impartial retailers at a fast price. All are satisfied that there’s a vibrant future for the paperback.
Many new bookshops have a contemporary twist: these embrace a wine bar in the back of the shop, a pop-up store in a “shepherd’s hut” within the park and a guide subscription service.
Based on the Native Knowledge Firm, 143 impartial bookshops opened within the 18 months to June 2021. Since then dozens extra are thought to have joined them. In the identical interval, 64 bookstores have been opened by chains such