I was talking to a buddy of mine who is thinking of opening his own comic book store but with a twist. He only wants the store to carry collected trade paperbacks of comic books - no monthly 22 pagers to be sold. He will sell posters and figurines and toys and other related comic book themed items but the reading material he will deal with will be the TPB only. The rational is that while you can get TPB at Barnes and other chain stores comic book collectors still want to hang out at a space for their hobby but in these times fewer readers exist for the floppy 22 page monthlies and he feels he can attract people back to reading comics via concentrating on the TPB and building displays around that. Easier for inventory reasons because the TPB attracts comic book readers rather than issue colectors who come and go and demand 1st run issues, etc.
Is this something others have done as well?