STORES FOR SALE
SEQUIM, WA. Pacific Mist Books, “located in the core of downtown for over 20 years,” has been put up for sale until the end of March, the Gazette reported. Owner Vickie Maples, who purchased the bookshop in 2011, cited “urgent family health and business needs in California” as the primary reason for her decision.
“I realize this is a very short time frame for prospective buyers but I sincerely hope there will be local interest in purchasing the shop in order to retain our local community bookstore,” Maples said, adding that she has been “delighted with the tremendous support from both local residents and visitors alike.”
OLYMPIA, WA. Fun mystery specialty store in Downtown Olympia, Washington to sell. Owner is retiring after 13+ years. The store is close to breakeven and is perfect for someone looking to fulfill their dream, excited to impart their knowledge, and in need of a small tax write off. The space is approximately 900 s.f. and includes a room for store events including a long-running book group. The owner is willing to sell for the cost of the current inventory (approx. $25,000 new and used). There is potential for growth, a great local landlord, and a prime location with other specialty stores. The city is full of dedicated readers, and the area has many annual events which bring people to the downtown core. Owner will train and help as needed. Call Linda at 360-352-8252 for more information.
>SEATTLE, WA. Santoro’s Books in north Seattle. This nine-year old, 1200 square foot store is located in a supportive neighborhood next to one of our most popular restaurants. We currently sell new books only with very few sidelines. Annual retail sales are about $300,000 to $315,000. The selling price is the wholesale value of the inventory, approximately $35,000 to $40,000. The owner is keeping the store name and the outside, wholesale business. Only the retail side of the business is for sale. For more information contact Carol at 206-784-2113 or email@example.com
JUNEAU, AK. Hearthside Books is a local bookstore with 2 great locations: Downtown Juneau at 254 Front Street and in the Mendenhall Valley at 8745 Glacier Highway in the Nugget Mall. After 30+ years of serving Juneau as its premier independent book dealer the owners are ready to retire. For more about this opportunity, please see the listing with Juneau Real Estate.
CANNON BEACH, OR. Have you always said “I’d love to own a bookstore at the beach?” Cannon Beach Book Company is not just any bookstore on any beach; it’s a 32-plus-year institution on the main street of one of the most beautiful beach towns in the world. A first-rate inventory, a few choice sidelines, a new section of art supplies and the best landlord in town are just a few of the tangibles that go with an excellent reputation. We maintain an active offsite presence year-round as well as hosting frequent in-store signings. Call Valerie Ryan (503-436-1301 ) if you’re seriously interested in owning this fine bookstore.
HILLSBORO, OR. Cute family bookstore in Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon to sell or take on working partner. Business is close to profitable, open for less than 2 years. Owner run but family duties make it hard to dedicate needed time to store. Established business with great potential for $30,000, owner will train and help for needed time. Great local community and lots of events right in front of store. Email for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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