Rodney’s, the used-book emporium in Central Square, has sold more than books. But soon it will shut down and won’t sell anything, according to a city councillor. (Photo: Celia Marsh)

The giant, two-floor Rodney’s used bookstore is leaving because the owner wants to retire, councillor Ken Reeves said Monday at the City Council meeting.

The good news is that that space might become a nightclub, he said.

Tuesday, however, workers at Rodney’s said they knew of no plans to close. There is “nothing imminent,” they said, questioning if a recent sale offering 30 percent off may have started rumors. Hand-drawn signs for the sale spoke of its “last day,” but not the store’s last day.

A message was left Tuesday with the owner.

Other members of the council complained that they were unable to attend a Central Square Public Discussion Group held Monday at the same time as their meeting. They asked that meetings be scheduled more sensitively so all could attend.

Reeves also asked that the city find a way to create short-, mid- and long-term plans for the area, as Kendall Square has recently done, with all constituencies represented as it was crafted.

Updates: This story has been updated t0 include comments from Rodney’s employees and the headline to indicate Reeve’s comments were his own.

On May 10, Reeves said his comments had been heard incorrectly — that he’d said a nightclub was coming to Central Square, not that it would be coming to the space occupied by Rodney’s.