Bookshop For Sale; Foreigners Welcomed
July 24, 2014 5:38 PM Subscribe
How realistic and/or easy is it to buy and run a physical bookshop in a foreign country?
posted by applesurf to Law & Government (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've just finished reading the novel "The Rise and Fall of Great Powers" by Tom Rachman, and one of the plot point is that an American is able to use her savings to purchase a physical bookshop in a little village in Wales, and proceed to move over and live in the bookshop.
How realistic is this? Is the UK this welcoming of individual foreigner buying local shop space and moving in? Is this also realistic in other countries around the world?
Yes, I am extremely tempted to save up and buy a bookshop when I retire. :-)