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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Iowa

The best list of independent Iowa bookstores

 

  • City Title Bellevue
  • Address 1 110 S Riverview
  • Phone (563) 872-4802
  • City Title Boone
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 817 Story St.
  • Phone (515) 432-2556
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards
We have 40,000+ books in stock between our new and used sections, most are available for browsing in a clean and well-organized setting. We offer much more than just our books in stock, including book accessories, journals, calendars & planners (seasonally), Leanin' Tree and 99¢ greeting cards, gift certificates and a book search service for those hard to find titles. Looking for something not in stock? We will be happy to order it for you, whether it is books, movies or music! The Book Shoppe also hosts events for fellow book lovers with local Iowan authors and writers.
  • City Title Cedar Rapids
  • Address 1 1105 Third St. SE
  • Phone (319) 247-2665
  • Type New books
  • City Title Cherokee
  • Address 1 204 W. Main St.
  • Phone (712) 225-2445
  • City Title Davenport
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 232 W. 3rd St.
  • Phone (563) 324-8941
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
We are the oldest and largest used book store in Iowa. Family owned since 1939. Besides HARDBACK and PAPERBACK books on all subjects, we have 1000's of old magazines, record albums, DVD movies, and CDs. Our hours are 9:30 to 5:30 Monday thru Friday, and 9:30 to 5 on Saturdays.
  • City Title Decorah
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 112 W. Water St.
  • Phone (563) 382-4275
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Dragonfly Books is an independent bookstore nestled in the heart of scenic northeast Iowa. Dragonfly Books is your one-stop shopping place for books of all kinds. Whether you enjoy mysteries, history, fiction, or looking for cookbooks and children's books, you will find it at Dragonfly Books. We special order books in for you at a nominal fee if out-of-print, or at no additional costs if in-print. Check our website for current information about our Author Events.
  • Address 1 602 W. Water St.
  • Phone (563) 382-8103
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
A Book is a Gift you can open again and again and again! A bookshop for children, parents, grandparents and fun loving people. Shop has a Secret Garden where stories are shared, Puzzles, puppets, books, doll clothes and games are available. Stop by and enjoy.
  • City Title Des Moines
  • Address 1 2629 Beaver Ave. Ste. 1
  • Phone (515) 279-5400
  • Type New books
  • City Title Fort Madison
  • Address 1 802 Ave. G
  • Phone (319) 372-1100
  • Address 1 823 4th Ave.
  • Phone (641) 236-1696
  • Specialty Regional
  • City Title Iowa City
  • Address 1 8 S. Clinton St.
  • Phone (319) 337-4188
  • Address 1 608 S. Dubuque St.
  • Phone (319) 327-8222
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Address 1 Main Entrance Lobby, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Phone (319) 384-5151
  • Type New books
  • City Title Knoxville
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 202 E. Robinson St.
  • Phone (641) 828-7323
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
We are an independent book and gift boutique on the beautiful square of a small Iowa town. We work hard to offer outstanding customer service with a great selection of the hottest new books and some unique treasures, as well as ladies accessories, gifts for all ages, greeting cards, and home and garden decor.
  • City Title McGregor
  • Address 1 206 A St.
  • Phone (563) 873-3357
  • City Title Oskaloosa
  • Address 1 105 S. Market St.
  • Phone (641) 676-1777
  • Type New books
  • City Title Sioux City
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 2923 Hamilton Blvd.
  • Phone (712) 258-1471
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
We are Siouxland's little but lovable bookstore and gift shop with friendly, happy staff ready to assist you! We are especially proud of our children's section that features not just books, but toys, games, stuffed animals, and baby gift items. Proudly independent since 1977!
  • City Title Soldier
  • Address 1 208 1st St.
  • Phone (712) 884-2233
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Spirit Lake
  • Address 1 1711 Hill Ave.
  • Phone (712) 336-5672
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