Another Read Through
Inside one of the only LEED Platinum–certified buildings in Portland, books for all ages line the shelves by the thousands. The collection is overseen by Elisa, who doubles as the owner of Another Read Through and its resident bibliophile. To give back to Portland, she donates a percentage of each quarter’s sales to a community or social-justice organization, which patrons can suggest on her website. She prices used and donated new books accordingly and adorns her literary lair with flourishes such as an indoor tree and bookmarks that youngsters can plant to grow wildflowers—an improvement to most bookmarks, which don’t even grow books. Though about half of the space is dedicated to adult fiction, the other half spans the genre spectrum from kids’ mysteries and science fiction to true crime.