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September 16, 2012
Paying for a college is a daunting task these days, but one Mid-State teenager hopes to make a little easier.
Trent Crowthers is only 17 years old, and even though he's still in high school, he already owns his own business.
Historic Nolensville is known for its quaint downtown and antique shops, and recently a new business opened its doors.
"I really really like fiction," says Trent Crowthers.
Trent Crowthers is a Ravenwood High School Junior. He recently opened his own book store next to the Nolensville Feed Mill.
The goal is to raise money for college.
"I was starting to see that college is going to cost a lot of money," says Crowthers.
Crowthers bought 14,000 mostly used books off of ebay.
He has set up shelves and stocked his store. Trent is learning what running a business is all about.
"Always having to recheck on it, make sure you keep up with the bills, having to pay for this space that you've rented," says Crowthers.
Trent's father is impressed with his son's initiative, and with college looming, he hopes the store succeeds.
"He's always talking about ways to pay for college, and thinking up different ways to get to the college he wants to go to, and the course of study he wants to pursue," says father Bill Swinehart.
You won't always find Trent inside his store.
Between going to school, rifle practice and the fencing team, there's plenty to keep him busy.
Still, he hopes customers will stop in.
"Love fore more people to be in here. If I could get people from other counties to be here, that'd be awesome," says Trent Crowthers.
Customers are helping a young entrepreneur get to college one book at a time.
"Few people can say I ran my own business. I had my own book store especially," says Crowthers.
Trent's books in Nolensville is open every day of the week except Mondays.
Most books are three to four dollars a piece.
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Sunday, September 16 2012, 05:52 PM CDT
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