Gottwals Books, which began in 2007 with a 1,500-square-foot shop in Warner Robins, is expected to open its 10th store by September in Washington, D.C.
Now franchising under The Walls of Books name, the family-owned used-book business will have stores in six states with the opening of the District of Columbia location, according to a news release.
“At least two additional stores in other states are expected to open in the coming weeks but details about the time and location haven’t been formally announced,” owner Shane Gottwals said in an email.
Even though there has been a decline in printed book sales in recent years, Gottwals said “reasonably-priced used and new book options, low overhead, consistent customer experiences, and a strong store credit trade-in system set his company apart.”
The Washington, D.C., store will be the fourth one to open this year. The company opened stores in Zanesville, Ohio, in January; in Spring Hill, Florida, in February; and in Valdosta in June. Other stores are in Byron, Macon, Perry, Tifton and New Orleans, Louisiana.
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