Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Road Trip Wednesday- My Retirement Bookstore

This Week's YA Highway Road Trip: Imagine you get to open your own bookstore. What would it look like? What kinds of books would you sell?

This answer is easy, as I've been dreaming about this for longer than I've been writing novels.

My husband has a comic book collection and I have tons of books. So, long ago, I came up with the idea of having a used bookstore/comic book store in a small coast/beach town. We'd sell used paperbacks and comic books along with new magazines and comic books. We'd have a two for one trade in deal for the paperbacks to keep the stock moving. I also have a huge children's collection so we could keep the younger set busy reading on their vacation too.

I imagine an old victorian house remodeled with the bottom floor as the store...lots of cozy nooks and crannies for those rainy beach days or when you just need to get out of the sun for a bit.

The top floors would be our living space. We'd shut down in the winter to go visit grandkids in our RV...well, that last part really is a dream since my husband is not the RVing type.

What about you? What would your bookstore look like?


  1. I think this would be perfect, and especially in Cape May!

  2. @_@ I like how you worked a beach location in there -- I'd definitely visit a place like this when I go to the beach. There's nothing better than a good book by the waves, or a nice place to curl up when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

  3. I love the idea of an old Victorian home with a used bookstore in it! I'd visit for sure, especially if it was by the beach. :)

  4. Love the idea of having this at a beach town. I think comic books are perfect for summer vacations and other times too but there is something fun about reading comics while on vacation.