Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Call for Help

A note from one of Portland's beloved independent bookstores:


January 1, 2009, will mark Twenty-Third Avenue Books' 29th anniversary. But instead of celebrating, we are wondering if that date will be the final closing of our beloved shop.

We've all been affected by the current state of the economy, and Twenty-Third Avenue Books is no different. We are behind in our rent and facing eviction. With no funds to relocate, this sounds the death knell for us. UNLESS, we can find a buyer, an angel investor, or somehow rally the community to SAVE OUR SHOP!

Do you know of another shop on 23rd willing to share our space? Someone looking to purchase a NW Portland fixture? Someone looking for a tax write-off? :-) We welcome any serious suggestions and offers (all confidential, of course)! Time is of the essence, so please, if you have any ideas contact us immediately. Our email address is

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