Monday through Saturday 10am-8pm
We buy books Wed-Sat 11am-6pm
New book buying hours effective February 1
As of February 1, we will move to the following book-buying schedule:
WALK-IN: 11am-4pm Tues-Sat
Some after-4 appointments may be available on Fri-Sat. Please call at least one day in advance.
COLLECTION VISITS: Can be scheduled for Sunday (not before 1pm) or Monday. We can come to you and make an offer for your collection. Currently serving only the area within 20 minutes of Iowa City, though we may consider exceptions for uncommon collections of special interest. Otherwise, we prefer to reserve these visits for persons with >10 boxes or shelves of books to sell and/or who may have mobility concerns; thank you for being considerate in that regard. Please call at least three days ahead for a collection visit.
We appreciate your understanding as we continue to experiment with finding a schedule that works for the greatest number of people. This schedule should hold for the rest of 2016; we will nonetheless gladly consider suggestions for the future.
Welcome to our house
We are located in the Northside district in the historic Wentz House (1847), its rooms lined with shelves and comfortable chairs, its walls offering toys, games, cards, and more. Our friendly and quirky staff delight in helping visitors to find old book-friends and new, and we pride ourselves on resourcefulness and individual attention to our guests.