(PHOTO CREDIT: Brett Reckamp)
BEAVERTON, Ore. — The Book Corner in downtown Beaverton has been open for over 2 decades. They take in donated books and other media items then re-sell them. All the profits minus overhead goes directly to support the Beaverton Library.
KXL’s Brett Reckamp recently dropped in to drop off some books and grabbed a nice visit with Roger Tobin, Board Chair of the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library. Roger talked about the history of the building and organization. Then about his real passion – reading and books!
Virtually everyone who works at the Beaverton Book Corner is a volunteer. Roger says they make just enough money to pay their building expenses, then the rest goes to the Library in the form of cash or funded projects or goods.
Roger says they make sure every book for sale costs $5 or less. Children’s books usually go for about a $1 or less. During the pandemic, he says they had to pivot to online sales and are thrilled to see that side of the business really take off.
At the bottom of this article, you can listen to the entire, edited sit down conversation in between Roger & Brett in one of the back rooms of the store.