Posted on September 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most entrepreneurs either sell their businesses or close them altogether when it’s time for them to retire.

One bookstore owner in Wales took an alternative route: He raffled his business off.

The BBC reports that Paul Morris gave any customer who spent more than £20 (about $26) at Bookends a chance to win the shop in western Wales.

On September 1, the winning name was drawn, and Dutchman Ceisjan Van Heerden was the winner.

According to the BBC, Van Heerden is happily leaving his customer-service job and relocating to Wales, along with a friend from Iceland, to run Bookends.

Read the full story here.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Bookstore, Just for fun

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