KODIAK — It’s the final chapter for the Next Page.
Kodiak Island’s only bookstore will close for good Dec. 31 after seven years in business.
“It was just a decision we had to finally make,” said owner Melony Lechner.
The bookstore has been for sale for about a year, and while there were some offers, Lechner said, no one followed through.
“I just need (a job) with a little more security,” she said. “Unfortunately, self-employment doesn’t give you health insurance or retirement benefits.”