Coping With COVID-19: Cameron Books

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Since 1987, Ron Chalmers owns Cameron Books in Hemet. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
Ron Chalmers opened Cameron Books in Hemet in 1987 when there were several others in the area. As the only bookstore left in town, he continues offering books to meet the reading needs of the community. He worked at a Walden’s bookstore while attending college as an English major. Chalmers said as he learned about the business, he discovered he liked it and continued working in other stores for several years. “At one point, my father suggested we start one of our own, and my parents and I opened Cameron Books as partners,” Chalmers said. Offering new titles, gently used books and an area for local self-published authors to sell their work on consignment, the bookstore has become known as the home of special orders. [gallery td_select_gallery_slide="slide" ids="39229,39226
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