From February 2017

Nathan standing between book shelves
“I’ve always been a reader, always been a book collector, starting when I was a real little kid, saving my allowance, going to yard sales,always been attracted to older, secondhand stuff, too…Being kind of a misfit kid in Spokane in the 70s and the 80s, books were better friends than a lot of people. Having had that kind of experience with books, I wanted to provide it for other people.” – Nathan, owner, Giant Nerd Books

Jesse standing on Monroe street

“I like to take long car rides alone. It helps me filter stuff and figure out where I’m going in my life. Sometimes I just zone out for a long time and drive. Not like fall-asleep-at-the-wheel kind of zoning out, but just lost in thought and processing life.” – Jesse, Spokane

Photo: Jessica Morgan

Julie talking with customer in shoe store

“I try to just encourage people not to worry that they might fail or can’t do it, but to have courage and take that next step. Whether that be in a relationship, friendships, or something physically you didn’t think you could do, or a job.

“Life ebbs and flows. We can be hurt or worn down, or be guarded and have walls up. But…who knows what God has in store for you if you’re willing to take that next step?” – Julie, co-owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Spokane

Photo: Marshall McLean