My Story

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


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.  

955 Cherry Street SE - Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 

Tuesday 11-6 | Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11-4 | Sunday 11-3

phone - 616.214.8233

e-mail -

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