Shaniko Books `N' More opened last Saturday behind city hall, next to the candy shop.
Owner Marlys Miller, who also runs the Antelope Cafe with her husband Rich, explained why she took on another business.
"I had a lot of books and bought the inventory from Willow Creek Books in Madras," Miller said.
They lease the cafe, which is for sale, so the book store gives the Millers a backup business. The Millers previously lived in Madras, and now reside in Antelope.
The store offers new and used books, photos of Shaniko, old records, and novelties.