The Missing Text joins Chamber of Commerce

The Missing Text Bookstore and the Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in recognition of the store joining the chamber. Store owner Kelly Rodabough looks to flip the page to the next step for her shop.

On Saturday, Oct. 21, Rodabough not only sliced through the ribbon held by Chamber of Commerce Director Dawn McClary and board member Sonia Schrool but also set forth plans for the future within the bookstore.

Rodabough stated, “I think bookstores are a thing of the past and it is important to offer that in the community. I offer good deals and try to have as much of a selection as I can to meet everyone’s reading needs.”

The Missing Text owner mentioned her interest to start a children’s story time at the store. Rodabough would like to get that project going soon and invite more youngsters into her shop to listen to a good book.

The store can make special orders for readers looking for a specific book and is currently in possession of some rare books. Rodabough understands that bookstores are on the decline in the world but still found a haven in the small town of Battle Mountain.

In celebration of the ribbon-cutting, Rodabough held a  buy-one-get-one free sale on all used book. During the sale, customers entered a raffle for the chance to win a gift certificate to be announced later in the day.

Rodabough brought back the comforting smells of a bookstore to the community and does not plan on going anywhere soon. The Missing Text is located on 184 South Reese Street and can be contacted by phone at (775) 635-2665. The store is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.