Back in November, jseattle mentioned that Horizon Books was struggling and thinking of moving (and he linked to an Examiner story). Well, now it sounds official: Olivia Hernandez reports in the SU Spectator that “After more than 30 years as a neighborhood fixture on 15th Avenue, Horizon Books is set to close its doors by the end of March.”
photo by Casey Hamilton
I’ve never actually been inside of Horizon Books (still catching up on oh the books I bought at Powell’s last time I went to Portland–shh!), but now (of course!) I really want to, and I wish they could stick around.
I’ve also never heard of Recollection Books (I do read lots, I swear!), but Hernandez goes on to say that “Horizon Books will eventually merge with Recollection Books, a store located on 10th Avenue, much closer to the increased retail life-force of Broadway in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.”