Opening a Bookstore

An introduction

An introduction

Hello, Bookshop Blog readers! I am so pleased to share my journey towards opening a bookstore with you. Thanks to Bruce for having me! My name is Yooree Losordo, and I’m the owner of On the Dot Books in Dorchester, MA. Where exactly is my store? Let’s see…you can find me[Read More…]

by August 1, 2014 Miscellaneous, Opening a Bookstore
Bringing A Bookstore to the South Shore of Long Island

Bringing A Bookstore to the South Shore of Long Island

  People tend to respond favorably when I tell them that my friend, who is also my new business partner, and I plan to open a bookstore on the South Shore of Long Island, but once I add that we will also be serving wine and beer their eyes light[Read More…]

by July 24, 2014 Opening a Bookstore
Reflections and Pots of Gold

Reflections and Pots of Gold

Tis the season for holiday celebrations, and when we have time to breathe, reflection on the year that is whirling toward its end. Last week I inadvertently insulted a friend-of-a-friend when I said I wasn’t in it [bookselling] for the money. We were at a holiday party and our conversation[Read More…]

by December 20, 2013 News & Opinions, Opening a Bookstore
“It must be nice to own a bookstore…”

“It must be nice to own a bookstore…”

“It must be nice to own a bookstore and be able to sit around and read all day. Sometime, when I retire, I’d love to open a bookstore.”
If I had a quarter for the number of times I’ve heard that comment expressed to me in a jovial manner by a well-meaning customer, I’d have enough money to buy that Robert Crais 1st edition of “The Monkey’s Raincoat” that I’ve been wanting for the last 10 years.

by November 15, 2013 Miscellaneous, Opening a Bookstore
2 Weeks Until Bookstore Opening

2 Weeks Until Bookstore Opening

Two Weeks Before the Opening of Swan’s Fine Books… It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Sound familiar? Have you ever heard the old saying, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans? I’d worked hard to draw up a wonderful timeline[Read More…]

Opening Soon – Swan’s Fine Books

Opening Soon – Swan’s Fine Books

a new bookstore  is getting ready to open. We join Laurelle Swan and her weeks leading up to the big day. Four Weeks Before Opening… While brodarting at 5:30 am this morning, already well into my second cup of coffee, I found myself thinking – what HAVE I gotten myself[Read More…]

by March 29, 2013 Opening a Bookstore
One Month In and New Bookshop Doing Well

One Month In and New Bookshop Doing Well

Tomorrow begins the second month of Circle City Books’ existence. That’s the day on which I change the coding that I assign to every book when I price it. Until now, I’ve coded all my books “CC1” indicating that the book went on the shelf during the store’s first month.[Read More…]

by November 20, 2012 Bookstore Profiles, Opening a Bookstore
Circle City Mural

Walls & Wallaces: Author Reading and a New Mural

Daniel Wallace arrived at Circle City Books Saturday afternoon and kept an audience spellbound with an artful reading of the first chapter of his new book, The Kings and Queens of Roam. Wallace’s appearance as the chief feature of our Grand Opening was a complete sensation for several reasons. First[Read More…]