Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Business idea № 10: Library Store

Even though e-books and audio books are sprouting up everywhere, they still could not replace the smell of a new book, the feel of a turning a nice page and holding a hardbound book while sipping on a cup of coffee.

And though it would be hard to compete against the top bookstores, that might just be the advantage you have.

Combining a library - where people could read to their heart's content the best books in the world, while giving them the option of purchasing these books should they want to gives you the best of both worlds. Not to mention the very high possibility of adding a mini-cafe so that the readers can sip on their coffee and grab a meal while reading.

The profit would come in the membership or entrance fee to have access to books, from the book purchases should there be any and of course the food and beverage sales.

Sure, fully booked and other bookstores allow you to read, but at the end of the day, you couldn't go there and stay the whole day without feeling guilty that you didn't buy anything. Plus there seats are few and far in between, not to mention, uncomfortable.

So the store must be simple, very comfortable and spacious enough to accommodate readers and customers.