Thursday, May 22, 2008

when booklings was just a twinkle in my eye

So I am actually really jazzed about this whole opening a bookstore thing
(which is probably an understatement. I mean, I am really pursuing it).

(I used to dream about this in college. Though, admitedly it inluded me in a slinky red cocktail dress, singing on a piano)


Would you like to see my initial business plans? Well, okay. In list form, of course.

  • email Adam (my super business-savvy cousin) about start up business (check)
  • get domain name (checkwww.thebookling.com – if it doesn’t work now, give it 24 hours)
  • start bookstore blog (check www.thebooklings.blogspot.com)
  • read books about starting up business (check – researched and added to my to read on goodreads )
  • visit every independent bookseller in seattle proper to gather research
  • perhaps volunteer at a bookstore for a couple of hours on the weekends – for one year

And that, my lovelings, is a great place to start, no?

happy reading!

love, madame bookling.

5 comments:

UmberDove said...

ah Madame,

one thing I love about you? Gumption. I know you may question it (hello last month of blogs!) but when it comes down to it, you are one who makes things happen. Booklings will be amazing, after all, as an unveiling of your soul, it has no other option.

I want to give of the resources I have and I will be there along the road.

The Noisy Plume: said...

Well.
Tardy and procrastinator are certainly two words that I WOULD NOT use to describe you dear Mme. Bookling.

How I wish we all could share a glass of bubbly on this happy day.

Going somewhere good always feels grand.

candace morris said...

sheepish grin. yeah, i am kind of a go getter.

hope this can last, cuz i think i am in it for the long haul.

Melissa said...

WooHoo! I am bubbling over with excitement!

jenae said...

love it. simply love it. i don't know anyone who knows books better than you... of COURSE this would make sense?

i don't think i've used this phrase since 1994, but somehow nothing else seems appropriate: you go girl.