— The last bookstore in the United States to remain open has closed after nearly 20 years.
The bookstore in Tamuc, California, was open from 1965 until it closed in 2013.
Now, it’s been sold and will go up for auction in April.
The last store in Tamuco, which is in the Pacific Northwest, was opened in 1965 by a man named George Mancini.
He owned a few small businesses in the area and started a bookstore.
“The last time I checked, he had just sold the store,” said Tamucomo resident Linda Riggs, who visited the store for a book sale last month.
She said it was a small store, but she enjoyed the history and the people.
I would like to go back and see what the bookstore used to look like.
I would love to go to the old bookshop that I used to go into,” she said.
Tamaruc was one of the last places in the country to have an actual bookstore, so the town decided to sell it to a nonprofit group.
Riggs said she is hoping to purchase the last remaining book in the store.
Mancini bought the store from the community in 2005 and opened a second bookstore in 1962.
Since that time, he has been living on the island, working from home, and retiring in his 60s.
He died last March.