More than just a Bookstore!
Welcome to Shelby's Book Shoppe located in Minden, Nevada. We are in our 11th year and counting! When you come to our location you will be welcomed by Ellie, the border collie, greeter and by Linda, the owner. Ellie is a six year old rescue dog. Linda is a former public relations executive, former General Manager of Laguna Seca Raceway and Sonoma Raceway in California and spent years managing non-profit organizations in Santa Rose and Lake Tahoe.
The store is named for Shelby, our first bookstore dog. She died two years ago and Ellie has come to take over her job. Both dogs have had many fans who just drop by to visit. Forget about the books and bring on the dog!
We are open 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5 pm.
We have a book exchange program. We sell used paperbacks and we exchange paperbacks. The prices are usually half the original retail price. Get more details. We pride ourselves on the quality of the books. We have a large supply of science fiction, young adult, mysteries, westerns, general fiction and romance books.
Off and on we have special events. Sometimes we do lecture series, special featured speakers and book signings. Our website features event details.
Please stop by and feel comfortable browsing for books and petting the dog. Ellie loves children and loves to be petted.
I attended one event at the book shop, and it was exciting to see Shelby's as a vibrant and important place for community to gather, learn and share ideas. They say it's more than just a book shop, and I would agree! Reading is the first step in being an independent thinker; what a great way to keep a community strong!
We'll see if we have it!