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. 

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.