A small business started in Warner Robins is about to go big time.
The family owned Gottwals Books will franchise its stores across the U.S.
Shane Gottwals and his wife opened the used book store on Russell Parkway five years ago.
The business expanded to locations in Perry, Macon and Byron.
Gottwals says he knew he couldn't maintain the quality and customer service of his business managing more locations, but the franchise option allows him to keep his standards.
Gottwals said, "We basically set the rules like Chick-Fil-A or McDonalds would. We can ensure the quality is always going to be there although were not in that store."
He said people all over Georgia and as far away as Oregon have expressed an interest in a franchise.
Those stores will be called "Wall-To-Wall" books, which is Gottwals slogan.