If you want to open your own Walls of Books® franchise store, take a moment to learn more about our expertise. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and contact us at 1-888-94-BOOKS or by using the contact form below.
Investing in the Walls of Books® system means that you benefit from years spent refining the art of selling books. This includes our proprietary, well-developed methods of doing business.
A few of these unique processes include:
- Store Setup and Layout Design
- Advertising Methods
- Store Trade Evaluation
- Assessing College Textbooks for Cash
- Online Sales Management
Building Business Success
We have streamlined the process, making bookselling more of a joy than a bother. All these efforts are so that your store has the best possible chance for success.
With our history, we are confident that our tools and guidance will create many bookstore entrepreneur success stories!
Are you ready to start the exciting journey
of becoming a Walls of Books® owner?
Call us toll-free at 1-888-94-BOOKS
Your store operation succeeds with teamwork. We provide a group of core teachers that will lead you through our extensive training process. We help you customize a plan to maximize your potential as a bookseller.
Gottwals Franchising, Inc. knows what it takes to operate a successful bookstore. Some of the tools and training provided include:
- Choosing Shelving
- Book Genres
- Book Acquisition
- Purchasing Strategies
- Pricing Guidelines
- Tracking Inventory
- Running the Store
- Workshops & Events
- POS and Software
- Customer Service
You will be trained for 3-4 days at the Gottwals Books/Walls of Books® corporate headquarters in Byron, GA. Prior to opening, our team will meet at your store’s location for on-site training and store setup. This process usually takes 4-5 days. After that, you’ll have a fully-functioning used/new bookstore!
We recommend membership in some of the following organizations and groups, allowing more support on the local level:
- Other Antiquarian Book Clubs
- Other Bookseller Leagues