Your Christian Bookstore in Gastonia, N.C., is closing after nearly 30 years in business, WCNC reported.
Owner Caretta Mclean opened the bookstore, which sells a variety of Christian books as well as supplies like choir robes, after she retired from her previous career as a lab technician. It is also the only Black-owned bookstore in Gastonia. Now she's ready to move on from bookselling and have time to "just sit down and do exactly what I want to do when I want to do it."
Mclean told WCNC that while she would like to find a buyer for the store, she's started clearing out the inventory and plans to close once that's complete.
"I'm going to miss it," she said. "I know I am. But the next chapter of my life is going to be better."