My Story

I am Jenny Kinne...

...book seller and the proud owner of Grand Rapids' proudly progressive, consciously curated, and fiercely independent neighborhood bookstore, Books & Mortar. 

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I am a Grand Rapids native with a deep love for books and community building. I have been a huge fan of Books & Mortar since its opening in 2016 and became its owner in 2018. I have a background in public policy advocacy and hope to instill my passion for political activism in every facet of this store. Running a community-minded, independent bookstore has been a long-time dream for me, so I am beyond lucky that I get to live that dream every day.  

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955 Cherry Street SE - Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 

Monday - Friday 10-6 | Saturday 10-5 | Sunday 10-3

phone - 616.214.8233

e-mail - info@booksandmortar.com