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Each Walls of Books® store introduces a unique culture of literacy and education within a community. Our goal is to consistently offer fair amounts to customers for buying and trading used and new books, create a family-friendly environment, and promote the many benefits of reading. From children to adults, we will offer a great selection of reasonably priced used books for every customer who steps through our doors.
The managers of Gottwals Franchising, Inc. are working to grow the Walls of Books® retail environment into a nationwide experience. We want Walls of Books® to be the most recognized hometown bookstore in the world. Drawing from years of business savvy and managerial experience, our team of knowledgeable professionals will continue to chart a forward-thinking course for the Walls of Books® organization. While offering a franchise model, we do not take a cookie-cutter approach. Each store is unique and reflects the character of the ownership and the community.
Our President and CEO, Shane Gottwals, brings years of retail management and bookselling experience. Under his leadership, Gottwals Books went from a single location in Warner Robins, GA to four locations over the course of three years. Seeing franchising as the best way to expand the concept, Gottwals Franchising, Inc. began offering franchises in June of 2012. We now have multiple privately-owned locations nationwide.
Rounding out the management team is Rebekah George as Store Support Lead, Christy Rozier as Retail Lead, and Crystal Milby as Chief Financial Officer. We all seek to build a personal relationship with each franchisee, making the entire process run smoothly. From start to finish, our support team is here every step of the way. On top of that, all the stores within the Walls of Books® system maintain daily, continuous interaction. We are a system of stores designed to help each other.