Retail sellers of books - both used and new - must hold certain basic business licenses common to retail businesses.
Sitting adjacent to the Bronx, Yonkers shares in the same cultural and racial diversity as New York City itself. However, unlike its large neighbor, Yonkers economy is far less substantial and no longer hosts the strong manufacturing operations it once did. Economic depression has led to new attempts at revitalization and entrepreneurs are encourages to establish new businesses. However, Yonkers doesn't make it simple. The city requires a fair number of local business licenses and permits. Local and state regulation of business are significant and a business owner has paperwork to wade through on the way to getting going.