For close to forty years, Bloomsbury Books has been a fixture in the heart of Ashland, and your support has sustained one of our town’s greatest treasures. Now that we’re getting on in years and ready to spend more time with family (and more time with a good book), we’re hoping that you – or someone you know – will want to be the next owner of Bloomsbury Books, and see it remain as the core of our community.
When we started the business in 1979, we did so with the belief that it was essential to create a community resource and cornerstone of civic life for years to come. Even now, in this age of electronic this and digital that, the store is well-positioned to ensure that books and reading will remain at the forefront of our business. The key ingredients that will contribute to the success of a new owner are all in place: a loyal customer base, a dedicated, hard-working staff, the technology tools to remain current and relevant, a beautiful environment that appeals to customers of all ages, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival that draws almost 500,000 visitors each season. Besides, you’ll have access to all the necessary resources to ensure a smooth transition.
All it takes is someone who is passionate about books and all that they represent, who genuinely loves people and wants to be of service, and who has good judgment and a good sense of what it takes to operate a retail business. We know how much you care about Bloomsbury Books, and perhaps might know someone – even a family member ready for a change of pace – who would enjoy being the owner of our community’s center for literary culture.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the opportunity to become Bloomsbury Books’ new owner, please contact our friends and colleagues at the Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates at (904) 277-2664 or by email at MKaufman@PazBookBiz.com. They can not only let you know more about our business and its potential, but also can provide you with the necessary training and education to succeed as a bookstore owner.
Thank you so much for your continued patronage and for your interest in seeing Bloomsbury Books serve more generations of readers for years to come.
Sheila Burns & Karen Chapman