Bible store Noah’s Bible will close its doors in the second half of the year.
The chain, which opened its first brick-and-mortar store in the U.S. in 2015, said it will sell its entire chain to private investors.
The company also will close three of its 10 chain locations and will convert some of its stores to digital, the company said.
The company said the move will help it stay competitive against online rivals like Amazon and Apple.
The business of selling books will continue, the chain said in a statement, noting it will continue to offer a variety of titles and will continue its mission to help Christians make the most of their lives.
The move comes a year after Noah’s parent company, Bible Publishing and Research Corp., said it planned to shutter its three-year-old Noah’s Bookstore chain.
In May, Noah’s bookseller, Noah Bible, also closed three of the company’s four branches in the United States.