Supporting local businesses today! On my lunch break I grabbed a coffee at Bibo and headed across the street to Sundance Books and Music. I love a good bookstore, especially one with a unique, cozy vibe, and this is just the place.
The Levy Mansion, built in 1906, is a historical building in Reno and is home to this charming bookstore on the corner of California and Sierra in Midtown. There’s a lovely outdoor courtyard with log benches and trees. Upon entering the shop, you’re greeted by a grand wood staircase.
Some of the standouts of this place are:
I love Grassroots, my usual go-to bookstore in Reno (to be featured in another post), but Sundance is way more atmospheric and delightfully eclectic, in my opinion. And like any good bookstore, there are various reading nooks tucked away throughout, if you just need to get lost in a book for a while.
Reading will always be a special pastime for me. Mom taught me to read when I was 3, and ever since, I’ve been a sponge when it comes to anything book-related. I was the kid who loved being sent to my room for punishment – time alone to read! I grew up collecting a new Berenstain Bear book every time we went to the Eastridge Mall in San Jose. I also loved the Where’s Waldo, Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie, and the Babysitters Club series. Some of my favorite times were rainy Oregon days when Mom took me to the library. I even dabbled in poetry and got a poem published when I was around 8 or 9 years old! (It wasn’t anything outstanding, but it was pretty cool at the time) Turns out poetry isn’t really my thing. But reading and writing are passions of mine for sure!
I didn’t buy a book this time; instead, I opted for a new deck of cards to add to my collection. This one’s called “Don’t Die Out There!” and contains survival tips on each card. I think it’s the perfect deck to take camping!
Where do you love getting books in Reno? Or what are some of your favorite bookish memories? Tell me about it!