The Portland Public Library is planning to open a new location on the West Coast.
The new location will be called the “Bookhouse,” located in the Pearl District.
“Booking has been a dream of mine since I was little,” said Kristin Johnson, a senior curator at the library, in a press release.
“As a young child I would read the latest bestseller on my desk and then pick up a book and go to bed.
Then when I turned 12, I realized I was in the minority.”
The Portland Public library has been in a battle to get new bookshops to open on the west coast, which has seen a steady influx of immigrants from Latin America.
In recent years, the library has had to move its main branch into the city and has struggled to find a way to keep up with the demand.
The new location is slated to open this fall, and will open in phases.
In 2019, the Portland Public Libraries plan to open the Bookhouse in the Old Port area.
The next step is to open it in the Downtown area.
In addition to its new location, the city has also put together a list of books to purchase from its online bookshop.
These books are available to buy in the library’s online store and online bookstores in Portland.
“This is a great opportunity to help create a vibrant and vibrant community of books,” said Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.
“By bringing the library and its books to a new and exciting location, we can ensure that people who come to our city can get access to books they love.”