Who Would Own an Independent Bookshop in this Day and Age?

Rachel Hopkin

Who would own an independent bookstore in this day and age?

Christine Kelly, that’s who. 

Christine is the owner of Sundance Books and Music in downtown Reno, the silver state’s largest independent bookstore. I was privileged to spend some time with this wonderful woman as she’s the focus of the latest edition of Nevada’s Hidden Stories (an occasional series that sheds light on the unique people, places, and communities that make Nevada the place we call home). 

To find out more about Christine’s journey to her role at the helm of Sundance, take a listen here:

Incidentally, I asked Christine for her top book recommendations.  Here I am, in the photo above, with my newly purchased copies of her picks – Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (which was a present for my niece) and The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch, a luminescent tale of an sea-loving boy’s coming of age in Puget Sound.