25 Things I learned from Opening a Bookstore (via @peterjblack)

A tongue in cheek article reposted by Peter Black on twitter, and I thought it would be entertaining for a relaxing Friday:

1. People are getting rid of bookshelves.  Treat the money you budgeted for shelving as found money.  Go to garage sales and cruise the curbs. 2. While you're drafting that business plan, cut your projected profits in half.  People are getting rid of bookshelves.


21. A surprising number of people will think you've read every book in the store and will keep pulling out volumes and asking you what this one is about.  These are the people who leave without buying a book, so it's time to have some fun.  Make up plots.

It's a little cynical but still amusing.

Read it all here: http://open.salon.com/blog/jlsathre/2012/01/11/25_things_i_learned_from_opening_a_bookstore