If you love books you're going to jump at the chance of buying your very own bookshop. It's not any old bookshop though, it's the best and biggest bookshop in Wide Bay.
Boasting a great position in the main street of Bundaberg, Elliott's Bookshop has been built up by the current owner, increasing turnover from $70,000 to $140,000 in just 17 months. And there's still more potential to tap into.
-Shop dimensions: 8m x 22m with an old bank vault area (3m x 3.3m) and 2 smaller rooms at the rear (4m x 3m)
-Over 30,000 books covering fiction, non-fiction, classic, collectables, antiquarian, large print and more
-Customer traffic ranges from 55-60 people on Saturdays and up to 110 on weekdays
-Sales increasing month to month
-Attractive, well-ordered displays and systems plus ample storage
-Fixtures and fittings in good order
-Front and rear access with parking at rear
-Wide aisles to accommodate wheelchairs and walking frames
-Trading 6 days a week - closed Sundays and public holidays
-Income could be dramatically increased if shop opened daily
The current owner bought the business 18 months ago as a project and has substantially rebuilt it to double the turnover. He works the business alone, with occasional help from his wife, and is now ready to retire.
The bookshop is very well positioned in the CBD to enjoy maximum foot traffic, with ample parking right outside the front door.
There is definite potential to boost income further by extending the opening hours, developing a website, using social media or linking to Amazon.
Price: $150,000 negotiable