The best books about Reno Nevada 📚

Browse the best books on Reno Nevada as recommended by authors, experts, and creators. Along with notes on why they recommend those books.

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Book cover of Reno

Reno

By Guy Clifton

Why this book?

As with all of the books in the Images of America series, this book, written by 30-year veteran journalist Guy Clifton, is beautifully illustrated with informative and generous captions. Mr. Clifton’s love for his city and the people who live there is evident. He has met most of the people he writes about, many who allowed him to use images never before published.

From the list:

The best books on the Reno divorce ranch era (when Reno was the divorce capital of the world)

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Reno Now and Then

By Neal Cobb, Jerry Fenwick

Why this book?

Besides knowing everything about Reno history, Neal Cobb and Jerry Fenwick have carefully photographed and juxtaposed the “now and the then” images of Reno sites and captioned the images in detail. The books (there are two volumes) beckon a walking trip through various neighborhoods, books in hand, comparing the past with the present.

From the list:

The best books on the Reno divorce ranch era (when Reno was the divorce capital of the world)

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Book cover of Reno's Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City

Reno's Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City

By Alicia Barber

Why this book?

Besides having the pleasure of being interviewed by the delightful Ms. Barber, she has written an excellent book covering Reno’s history and its current challenge of re-inventing itself now that the town is no longer a destination for easy divorce and gambling.

From the list:

The best books on the Reno divorce ranch era (when Reno was the divorce capital of the world)

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