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If you’re interested in opening 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 via email using the contact form to the right.

Investing in the Walls of Books system means that you benefit from years spent refining the art of selling books. This includes 11 of our proprietary, well-developed methods of doing business.

A few of these unique processes include:

  • Store Layout Plans
  • Shelving Build Specifications
  • Used Book Distribution Options
  • Store Trade Credit System
  • Evaluating College Textbooks
  • Figuring Trade Credit

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.

Based on our previous history, we are confident that our tools and expertise will create many bookstore entrepreneur success stories!

Expertise

Your store operation will succeed with teamwork. We provide a group of core teachers that will lead you through our extensive training process. We provide complete training for you and up to two other managers, helping you customize a plan to maximize your potential as a bookseller.

Since Gottwals Franchising, Inc. has multiple company-owned stores, we know what it takes to operate a successful bookstore. Some of the tools and training provided include:

  • Store Setup and Shelving
  • Book Genres
  • Approved Vendors
  • Trade-In Program
  • Purchasing Strategies
  • Pricing Guidelines
  • Tracking Inventory
  • Running the Store
  • Workshops & Events
  • Safety
  • Register and Software
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Staffing
  • Accounting

You will be trained for five days at the corporate headquarters located in Central Georgia. Prior to opening, at least one representative from Gottwals Franchising, Inc. will join you at your store’s location for extended, on-site training.

We also require membership in some of the following organizations and groups, allowing more support on the local level:

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American Booksellers Association Member

Better Business Bureau - Accredited Business

*This website and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Certain states require that we register the FDD in those states. The communications on this website are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise offering circular to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law. Franchises are currently available nationwide with the exception of CA, CT, HA, IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, NY, ND, RI, SD, VA, WA, WI. And, with qualified applicants, we will consider registering in these states. Registration is currently being sought for Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

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