PORTLAND Northeast Portland s Second Glance Books is writing its final chapter this month.
And that means there won t be any used book stores left in the Hollywood District.
Rachelle Markley opened her store about 8-1/2 years ago, but the building at Northeast 45th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard has been a book store for three decades.
Markley called it a place of discovery. She said you can find that treasure there that you didn't know you wanted.
Like many other independent booksellers, she said a change in the way people buy and read, plus a lack of foot traffic in the neighborhood, has forced the going-out-of-business sale.
There's still a lot of people who still operate in the old-fashioned way. They don't want to go online. They actually want to see a book or talk to a real person, Markley said.
She added that many people are giving Second Glance a first look now that she has announced it will close on July 25.
Markley said she won t give up on her love of books. She will now turn her attention to online sales, helping former customers find vintage and collectible editions.