The original Bookshelf Store - Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks - opened in Truckee in 1992, and was named for the historic boulders near the store, where the 601 Vigilante Committee used to tar and feather "hooligans" and send them on their way.
During Truckee's first dogsled races (which Jack London attended), one of the more accomplished contestants was detained at gunpoint behind the Hooligan Rocks in order to allow the local favorite to win.
Owner Deborah Lane worked at a retail store in New Hampshire before heading west, and wanted to offer the community a store with two emphases:
- a knowledgeable, committed, and well-read staff
- and a collection featuring regional titles that included publications on westward immigration and the Donner Party; books by local authors and illustrators; and recreation and nature guides for the Tahoe/Sierra region
|Owner Deborah Lane worked at a retail store in New Hampshire before heading west and opening the the original Bookshelf Store - Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks - in Truckee in 1992.|
|Lydia has been with Bookshelf Stores, Inc. nearly since the bookstore's humble beginnings. An avid reader and member of the Truckee of the community--she is always happy to provide a recommendation on any book or gift you might be looking for.|
|For 32 years Carol was an elementary teacher and middle-school librarian in Southern California. In 1990, Carol retired and moved to North Lake Tahoe and worked in real estate property management for 10 years. Since 2003, a love for books and an addiction to reading gives her pleasure each day at the Bookshelf in Truckee where she enjoys greeting customers and talking to them about the many good books she's recently read and also the "oldies" kept on her list of favorites.|
|Natalie helms the Truckee store--a passionate lover of books!|
|Stephanie has an eclectic reading passion. Ask her for a recommendation if you're looking for that quirky, unexpected read.|