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Established Independent Book Shop in Heart of Blandford Forum, Dorset for Sale

Blandford Forum, Dorset
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  • Status

    FOR SALE

  • Date Submitted:

    08/02/24

  • Advert ID

    606484

  • Reference

    B07809 / Rightbiz

  • Call Agent:

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  • Freehold: £189,950
  • Turnover: Not Applicable
  • Net Profit: Not Applicable

Business Details

Independent Book Shop for Sale in Dorset

Business
Please quote reference B07809

CoGoGo are delighted to welcome to the market The Dorset Book Shop, a highly rated independent bookshop in the heart of Blandford Forum, Dorset. 

The Dorset Book Shop was established in 1950 and has been owned by our client from 2007 and has built up an excellent reputation during its time of trading. As seen by the online ratings and reviews, the business is extremely popular within the local area.

The business has now come to the open market due to our clients desire to retire. 

Situated in the outstanding Georgian town centre of Balnford Forum, an original early 18th century building occupying 3 floors.They specialise in carefully selected new and second hand books of all types of subjects.

They offer a friendly and helpful service whilst also offering a large range of interesting new and old books plus special orders with fast delivery for collection from the shop.

Books The Dorset Book Shop offer;

  • Large selection of Dorset and Walking books
  • Beautiful new illustrated Children's books for special occasions
  • Classic Children's books
  • Travel and Travel Writing 
  • Recent and classic fiction
  • Art, Transport, Philosophy and Cookery and much more
In addition to book and card sales there has been an additional source of income from the sale and repair of antique clocks and curios, however please be advised this is not included in the sale and additional equipment can be negotiated with our client.



Location
The Dorset Book Shop is located on East Street, Blandford Forum in Dorset.

The business has eye catching signage and receives high levels of footfall and passing trade.

 



Premises
Occupies a single fronted premises on a busy high street.

Ground Floor

  • New Book Sales - 287 SqFt
  • Back Room with secondhand book sales - 44 SqFt
  • Storage
  • Sink Room - 87 SqFt
  • WC
First Floor

  • Display Shelf on the stairs and landing
  • 2x secondhand book sales rooms - 105 SqFt & 115 SqFt both with fireplaces
  • Stairs to alcove display area and second floor
Second Floor

  • Landing with cupboard and sales shelves
  • 2x Secondhand book sales rooms - 110 SqFt & 111 SqFt
  • Stairs to the attic room
Third Floor 

  • Attic room with skylight and storage
External area of premesis

  • Small garden at rear

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Tenure
We are advised this business is being sold on a Freehold Basis.



Hours
The current business hours are;

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday - Closed



Staff
We are advised the business is run and managed by our clients.



Financial Profile
Full financial's can be made available upon further request.



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