Charles Hannah and his wife Michelle Lewis are the co-owners of Third Eye Books, Portland's only Black-owned bookstore. Charles shares what motivated the couple to open a bookstore at a time when independent stores are challenged by mega-sellers like Amazon. He expresses appreciation for veteran bookseller and Black Book Talk co-host O.B. Hill who inspired him to follow in his path.
Third Eye's philosopy:
"As a proud 100% Black owned and operated business, we believe in practicing cooperative economics by giving back to the community and supporting community based organizations that uplift and empower Portland residents."