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Second Edition's Story

Shop Organization

Shop Policies

Sales and Special Events

Sales and Special Events

Events at Second Edition are listed each month on the Cedar Mill Community Library Calendar and are covered in the Library Newsletter. Like us on Facebook and get alerts about specials in the store!

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Directions and Phone

12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97229.
Map. Phone: (503) 644-6395

The Second Edition Resale Shop is located on the hill above and behind the Milltowner Shopping Center. Enter through the driveway on Saltzman at the Dogwood signal. The shop is at the East end of the library building. Buses 62 and 47/48 stop in front of Bales on Cornell, and the 50 stops right at Dogwood and Saltzman.


Accepted during the shop’s normal operating hours. 
Second Edition relies on volunteers to accept, process and sell donations. If possible, please bring donations on weekdays. Donation receipts are available.

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Second Edition Story and Policies

Second Edition's Story

The Second Edition Resale shop is an upscale secondhand shop that features men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as household items.

Mission:  Second Edition Resale benefits the Cedar Mill Community Library Association with ongoing financial support through the sale of donated clothing and household goods in an attractive, inviting environment.  We serve the Library and the Community.

The Second Edition Resale Shop began as an annual rummage sale known as the M.E.S.S. (Miscellaneous Etcetera Super Sale). This sale was used to help finance the growing Cedar Mill Community Library. After 12 years, when the merchandise for the M.E.S.S. filled storage sheds and garages all year, a group of association volunteers presented a business plan for a resale shop to the Cedar Mill Community Library Association Board of Directors. The plan indicated that the community would support an upscale resale shop. The shop would operate year round with volunteers and a half-time shop coordinator. Cedar Mill Community Library Association's Board of Directors approved the creation of Second Edition Resale Shop and provided initial funding. The shop opened in 1987.

Today our thriving resale shop fills two needs: Recycling goods through the community at reasonable prices and the shop profits benefit the library. The first year, the shop grossed $33,000. Revenue from the shop has been steadily increasing and during the last fiscal year (July 2013-June 2014) the shop netted over $179,000 for the CMCLA’s annual operating budget. The shop is the major ongoing fundraiser for the library association. Since 1999, the shop has raised over $1.3 million for the CMCLA. View the Cedar Mill Community Library Association's most recent financial report for details.

Second Edition Shop Organization

The management of the shop is under the guidance of the Cedar Mill Community Library Board of Directors. Second Edition Management Committee members meet quarterly to review and advise the shop on marketing, merchandising and shop operations in order to earn maximum financial support for the CMCLA. The committee is chaired by CMCLA board member Paul Sander. The Library's Executive Director, Peter Leonard, supervises the Resale Shop Manager, Nancy Paysinger. Second Edition Resale Shop volunteers play a vital role by accepting, sorting, appraising, and selling donated merchandise. These volunteers range from teenagers to octogenarians. They are dedicated to making the shop a success and are passionate about supporting the library. For more information on volunteering at Second Edition, check out the Volunteer section of this website.

Shop Policies

Prices are non-negotiable. The shop accepts cash (no bills over $50), checks, credit cards (MasterCard, VISA) No refunds. All sales are final. (exception: non-working electrical items returned within seven days & accompanied by sales receipt)

Questions? Contact the Second Edition Shop Manager, Nancy Paysinger, at 503-644-6395.

Your Safety is Our Top Concern

February, 2009:  New rules to protect children from lead and phthalate exposure were approved by Congress in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).  Second Edition Resale Shop will no longer sell children’s toys, clothing or other products that may contain excessive levels of lead or phthalates. When in doubt, we will throw it out. We will continue our careful examination of merchandise and use government issued recall lists to avoid selling items that have been recalled or that may be hazardous.  Our mix of products may change slightly but we believe that our shop will continue to offer high quality products at a great value. To learn more  about CPSIA check out the Consumer Product Safety Commission website:

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Cedar Mill
12505 NW Cornell
(503) 644-0043 | Map 
15325 NW Central      
(503) 617-7323 | Map

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Libraries & 2nd Edition are closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. 2nd Edition is also closed on Sunday, May 24.
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