My Pipe Dream

It's a silly notion, but I'd like to own a YA Used Book Store and Indie Music Selling Coffee Shop. (Say that real fast three times.) Yeah I know....good luck with that, right?  Why a YA book store, because there isn't any real good places around here to buy YA books used.  And our library is awesome but doesn't even have a YA section. Finding YA books in our library is like finding a needle in a haystack. Writing or becoming an author is what I WANT to do but I can have a pipe dream on the side, can't I?

I've thought it out a bit.  I have it all figured out.  I'd travel around to all the Indie bookstores, get a feel for how they operated. And I'd visit every urban/bohemian/chic coffee shop I could.  Once I was well versed in all things bohemian chic, I'd find the perfect space.  It would be a small urban looking space with walls and walls of JUST YA books. Eclectic books shelves with the random odd item here and there.

I'd sell mostly used books but I'd have a few new as well, ALL YA.  I'd serve coffee and have funky seating.  Maybe rent a space near the local high school so hopefully teens would hang after school.  My indie music would blare over the store. I'd have a wall featuring local teens artwork.  I'd host YA book signings and swag parties ALL the time.  Have writing classes geared toward YA writers in the evenings.  YA critique groups would gather at my store for their meetings.  Wouldn't that be awesome!

But it's just a pipe dream.  Because let's be honest, it would take like 99% of my time and when would I write?

But other people have day jobs.
And yes it would take time to build my YA Used Book Store and Indie Music Selling Coffee Shop (will definitely have to find a more suitable name) to a profitable, well oiled machine but it's possible.  And just think of what it could become...

Who knows.  If I get a wild hair, I might go for it.  
What's your pipe dream?

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