The Half Price Books: How a New Bookseller Saved His Store from Dangers of Downtime
Posted On July 12, 2021
An old-fashioned bookstore is gone.
It’s an icon that has held an important place in Portland’s downtown for generations.
It is a place where you can find an inexpensive book, a local book, an indie book, and more.
But with the advent of digital book sharing, the bookstore has fallen behind.
So what happened to the Half Price?
What happens when an online store goes dark?
And how can readers and authors navigate the confusing landscape of sharing books and buying from Amazon and other e-commerce sites?
This episode of the Portland Books podcast looks at the history of the Half-Price Books and the evolution of the local bookseller.
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