Friendly Local Game Store
Jim Likes Friendly Local Game Store because its literally the only comprehensive and accessible business book on opening, owning, and managing a hobby game retail shop.
2018 ENnie Nominee for Best RPG Related ProductBuild the Store Your Community Deserves.
Tabletop gaming is on the rise. If you love games like Catan, Magic: The Gathering, or Dungeons & Dragons; like the sound of being your own boss; and are willing to dive deep into what it takes to build a successful business, then this is a book for you.
In Friendly Local Game Store: A Five-Year Path to a Middle-Class Income, you’ll learn what you need to know to build a store that doesn’t just sell games, but creates a community where games are beloved:
Among this down-to-earth advice, Gary Ray shares the stories of his years running Black Diamond Games. From the moment he realized he was going to leave his IT job, to the third-year move necessary for the store to keep growing, to the time he forced his lender to renegotiate his mortgage. Even if you don’t want to open a game store, you’ll appreciate these stories about what it takes.
Do you believe in the power of the friendly local game store? This is the book for you!