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    The Wife Owns a Used Book Store...

    I can probably get some discounts and what not.

    Not much planning related stuff, since I usually keep it when she finds it, but other stuff, plenty. She has about 7,000 volumes right now, and working to collect another 5 to 6.
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    Wow, that's cool! I've always thought it would be great to own a bookstore. Is she in a downtown building, or at a suburban mall/plaza with plenty of parking? You should post a pic of the store, if you have one.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wanigas?
    Wow, that's cool! I've always thought it would be great to own a bookstore. Is she in a downtown building, or at a suburban mall/plaza with plenty of parking? You should post a pic of the store, if you have one.
    Oakridge isn't your typical city. It's an old mill town... She's on the highway, where 90% of the businesses are, in what one might consider a "plaza". Our "Old Town" district doesn't get enough traffic.
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    I used to own/manage a bookstore. It's a tough job. Great fun recommending books to folks, though.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    I used to own/manage a bookstore. It's a tough job. Great fun recommending books to folks, though.
    She does it as a side job... I think she just loves books that much.

    However, since I also built a full wall of floor to ceiling bookcases in our new home, I mighty tired of building bookshelves (25 sets 5' wide in all). My holiday wish is that I finish the last 4 sets before new year. I'm using old wood left by the lumbermill that left town, so it has to be planed and sanded before it can be used. Talk about a chore!
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    I think that would be a great job!

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    The book store sounds neat. There are a few used book stores in My Fair City I'd say they are all about the same size.

    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
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    I'm using old wood left by the lumbermill that left town, so it has to be planed and sanded before it can be used. Talk about a chore!
    WOW, sounds like a huge chore, but I can imagine that they are pretty cool. I'd love to build book shelves someday but I don't own that many books .... yet....

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    Quote Originally posted by PlannerByDay
    WOW, sounds like a huge chore, but I can imagine that they are pretty cool. I'd love to build book shelves someday but I don't own that many books .... yet....
    The ones in the house are nice. I tore that wood out of the old firehall before we tore it down, so it has some real character, not to mention it's prime A-1 grade wood. Any old wood in this town isn't even close to the crap you buy in Lowe's these days...

    The ones in the store, however, are "utility" shelves. I get them sanded so they don't tear up the books, but they aren't stained, pasted, and polished like the stuff I build for the house.

    Someday I'll have to take a picture of the "pirate chest" I built for my son. A wood chest with a convex lid, all the parts were "antiqued", and it's bound with leather and brass tack. And a cool antique lock so his younger brother can't get in it...
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