TYLER, TX (KLTV) - After 33 years of business, an East Texas bookstore is closing their doors for good.
The Scroll Christian Bookstore is a staple of Tyler and one of the bookstores homeschool children frequent to purchase their textbooks.
The store has lived through three locations since the original grand opening in 1984.
David Rooker, the store manager, has worked at the nonprofit business for almost 30 years. He says everything they sell is "designed to help a Christian on their walk."
For a variety of reasons, sales have been on the decline. Rooker attributes it to the diminishing older generation and a change of entertainment for millennials.
"What it boiled down to is not enough sales to justify our store," says Rooker.
Rooker hopes customers will remember The Scroll for their contributions to the community. In their 33 years of business, the store has made countless donations. He estimates "well over a million dollars."
The Scroll is beginning their liquidation sales and when closing day comes, Rooker says he will miss the customers most, many of whom have become like family.
"It has been a blessing to us and we hope we've been a blessing to them," he said.
An official closing date has not yet been set, but it is expected to be mid-February.