Rueben Martinez

Rueben Martinez, owner of Libreria Martinez Books and Art Gallery in Santa Ana, might have to close his shop by year's end despite the store's renown as one of the nation’s largest Latino-themed bookstores.“I knew I was never going to get rich selling books,” Martinez says. “But the crowds are not what they used to be.”

( Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times )

Rueben Martinez, owner of Libreria Martinez Books and Art Gallery in Santa Ana, might have to close his shop by year's end despite the store's renown as one of the nation’s largest Latino-themed bookstores.“I knew I was never going to get rich selling books,” Martinez says. “But the crowds are not what they used to be.”

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