Tuesday, August 25, 2015 |
If you've ever thought about opening a bookstore, now's your chance to try it out: The Open Book, a small shop in Wigtown, Scotland, is soliciting temporary owners on Airbnb.
For $312.65 a week, book lovers can run their own indie bookstore and live above it in a one-bedroom apartment. Volunteers are on hand to help you out with daily tasks, but setting the hours (the store must be open 40 hours per week), stocking books and making window displays are your responsibilities.
Wigtown is Scotland's "national book town," home to 1,000 residents and 10 bookstores (that's 1 for every 100 people). It's also the setting of the Wigtown Book Festival, an annual 10-day book celebration.
"[T]he bookshop residency's aim is to celebrate bookshops, encourage education in running independent bookshops and welcome people around the world to Scotland's National Book Town," explains the Airbnb advertisement.