Business Overview

Busy Used Bookstore in the Coastal Carolinas. Popular with tourists and locals as well. They take trade ins for credit against your next purchase. Because of this they have a long term loyal customer base. They also have new books for sale and popular book signings with local authors. Small enough to have low rent big enough to have thousands of books.


  • Asking Price: $169,000
  • Cash Flow: $81,302
  • Gross Revenue: $197,979
  • FF&E: N/A
  • Inventory: $42,000
  • Inventory Included: Yes
  • Established: 2007

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:1,000
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:4
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
Is Support & Training Included:

2 weeks

Purpose For Selling:


Additional Info

The business was established in 2007, making the business 15 years old.
The transaction does include inventory valued at $42,000, which is included in the suggested price.

The company has 4 employees and is situated in a building with approx. square footage of 1,000 sq ft.
The property is leased by the business for $2,300 per Month

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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