By Meghan Hall

I love to frequent shops that are independently owned, and if the store contributes to the community, even better! There’s something about shopping at stores like these that makes me feel like I’m somehow helping the local community, regardless of it is actually true. If you’re like me in this aspect, you don’t want to miss out on Sundance Books and Music in Reno, Nevada.

432094_10150696569171181_974291074_nBesides being a local, independent shop, Sundance Books and Music also likes to help the local and global communities. For example, they serve as a drop-off point for nonperishable donations for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

In addition, they show their support of Nevada and its’ authors by selling an extensive selection of local interest titles. In fact, they have an entire section of their bookstore dedicated to Nevada.

This bookstore also offers customers other merchandise such as magazines, newspapers, pottery, and candles. Of course with a name like Sundance Books and Music one would expect them to sell music, which they do! They have thousands of CD’s and for those of you who are old school, the store also stocks vinyl.

Need some help finding your next read? Listen to Wednesday Picks on 100.1 KTHX. Every other Wednesday, co-owner Christine Kelly highlights the books that are entertaining the employees at Sundance Books and Music. She features an eclectic mix of titles, which are then put on display in front of the store for easy access.

If you aren’t able to tune into the show, check out the “Customer Picks” section of the store’s website or their Facebook page.

Whether it’s the newest bestseller or a Jimi Hendrix vinyl, Sundance Books and Music seems to have it all. Take some time out of your busy life and stop into Sundance Books and Music, and don’t forget to bring some nonperishable donations!

Images courtesy of Sundance Books and Music

Meghan Hall, an East Carolina University graduate, is currently a Junior Editor Intern at Author’s Boutique. She is looking forward to getting one step closer to her dream of becoming an editor by entering a Master’s program next fall.