Foster’s Little Bookshop is 9 years old………
When we opened our doors in July 2006 we knew the next few years would be busy ones and that proved to be right. Our intention was to develop a strong connection with the local community and the many visitors who come to experience everything South Gippsland has to offer and I think we achieved this. What started out as Foster’s Little Bookshop is now known in the community (and further afield) as simply ‘The Little Bookshop’.
Over the last nine years we’ve hosted author talks, book signings and ‘conversation afternoons’; developed a following in the local paper with a monthly column, built up an audience for a Sunday morning radio program on community radio, written a page for a lifestyle magazine that is issued each quarter and supported local and Australian authors; and we’ve had a presence at numerous conferences and book related events. We’ve also developed an online bookshop and we post regularly on our blog. Plus, we’ve had fun along the way.
Having achieved all we set out to, we’re now ready to hand the baton over to some one with new ideas to take the bookshop into unexplored areas. The business is ideal for active hands-on owner operators with a love of books; we know there are new markets to be explored and more can be done with the online store.