I’m slow to the table, but I heard through the grapevine that True Colors Bookstore in Minneapolis is looking for…well, a new owner, benefactor, somebody. Here’s the link to the bookstore.
And here’s the quote from that page about the situation:
Bookstore seeks new owner or angel investor or benefactor.
True Colors Bookstore in South Minneapolis is the original Amazon Feminist Bookstore, founded over 40 years ago. In the last three years we have built up a reputation for children’s books and spirituality selections as well as a broad stock of LGBT titles and great greeting cards. Business includes about $80,000 in inventory as well as all fixtures and office equipment. New POS / inventory system installed in March 2010, running on new computer. Turnkey operation. Current owner willing to stay on for training purposes. Current lease expires end of February 2012 so new owner would have option of relocating. Serious inquiries only, please, to ruta AT truecolorsbookstore DOT com [email spelled out to minimize spambotting]
It’s a turnkey operation, and the current owner is willing to stay on and train/help with getting things off the ground. She just installed a new inventory system, after all.
Before you blow this off, go to my post at Women and Words to see why indie (whether LGBT or not) bookstores are important.
So there you go. Could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for to jump-start your new year.
Happy reading, and please support indie bookstores when you can.