Project Description

Asking Price:$60,000

Gross Income:$40,000

Cash Flow:$20,000

Inventory:$50,000

Established:1990

Business Description

Book lovers take note:

Little bookshop is up for sale in Santa Barbara, CA.

It’s been perking along happily for 25 years ( Owners moving for family, or they’d never let it go.)

It’s in the perfect spot- up on the Mesa surrounded by small businesses, family homes and the students of the college on the cliffs.

It is also at the terminus of the very well traveled scenic route along the beach.
This is an ideal spot for someone who loves books and book people, what with their ideas, vocabulary and what-not. It would be a wonderful place to retire and yet stay busy and engaged.

Return business comes in from all over the world. And to first time visitors we are often the “face” of Santa Barbara.

This is another public service, because we all know how important that first impression can be.

The shop will be sold in move-in condition, with all its delicious, quirky stock intact. The owners are offering to stay and help you settle in, and to provide any training you feel you may need.

This is a life-style, this is not for someone who wants to make stacks and stacks of money.

But if you’ve read this far, you know how unique and vital this offer is. There’s not another like it in the world.

Not every decision should be made fiscally. Some need to be made emotionally.


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Detailed Information

Inventory:
Included in asking price
Facilities:
As a place to live and/or retire, The American Riviera is nearly impossible to top. From its small-town feel, to its perfect weather year round, Santa Barbara is paradise on earth. And the Mesa is one of Santa Barbara’s most popular neighborhoods today, mostly because of its dedication to staying true to the small-town charm of classic Santa Barbara. The bookstore is just minutes from Santa Barbara City College, popular beaches, and is located in the heart of the Mesa neighborhood. For more info, visit the SB Visitor Center website.
Competition:
For 25 years the Mesa Bookstore has served as Santa Barbara’s ambassador bookstore. It is one of only three bookstores to have successfully stayed in business through the Great Recession.
Growth & Expansion:
Growth potential is modest but certainly there.