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Charming Traditional Well Stocked Bookshop

Anstruther, Fife

  • Asking Price: £100,000 +SAV
  • Turnover: The business reported a gross turnover in the region of 25000.
  • Tenure: Freehold

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Hilton Smythe are delighted to bring to the market an opportunity to purchase on a freehold basis a charming traditional bookshop. The shop has been under the careful ownership of our client 2001 and is only now being offered to the market, as it’s our clients wish to take well-earned retirement.East Neuk Books is a well-established bookshop which is absolutely stocked to the rafters with thousands of new books. All tastes are catered for from modern paperback fiction to specialised subjects. The business also offers a delivery service on a Tuesday afternoon where locals can have books that have been ordered through the shop delivered. The business benefits from a good level of footfall & passing trade and has many regular customers with customers travelling from further afield to visit this charming, traditional book store.While the current owner runs the business to suit his lifestyle, there is huge scope to increase turnover by:• Introduction of a dedicated website• The stocking of gifts• Local craft items• Introducing CD’s & vinyl records• introduction of an online Amazon shop would significantly help increase turnover in the long termThe new business owner may perhaps think to increase stock with the introduction of second-hand & collector books, there are plenty of options available.As the business is available on a freehold basis a potential buyer could perhaps look to redevelop the shop into something else rather than a book shop. A tremendous opportunity to own this highly desirable turn key freehold business, and early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The business is run & managed by the current owner.

The business currently operates:Monday - Friday 9.30 am to 5.00 pmSaturday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

East Neuk Books is located in the picturesque fishing town of Anstruther, Fife, nine miles south east of St Andrews on the coast.With a population of 3,500, it is the largest community on the Firth of Forths north-shore coastline known as the East Neuk.Its main industry is tourism, fishing and farming.Recreationally there is a harbour, golf course and the Fife coastal path for walking and running as well as excellent B roads for cycling and tracks for mountain biking.Education is provided by the local primary school and Waid Academy which is one of the top performing secondary schools in Fife. The local area further benefits from good public transport and commuter links to St Andrews, Dundee, Kirkcaldy & Dunfermline.

Premises & EquipmentEast Neuk Books occupies number 5-7 Rodgers Street, Anstruther and benefits from large window displays in a prominent location. Entered from ground level via glazed door into a bright and well-presented front shop area and briefly comprising,Main Shop Area • Serving counter• Till area• Various perimeter racking & shelving• Free standing book displays• Well stocked gift card areaTo The Rear Of The Shop • Good-sized storage/office area that could be utilised to extend the overall sales areaThe premises have been well maintained over recent years and are in very good general condition

Tenure
We are advised that tenure is offered on a Freehold basis.

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