Monday through Saturday 10am-8pm
We buy books Tues-Sat 11am-4pm
When We Buy Books
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: We can come to visit your collection on Sunday (not before 1pm) or Monday. Currently serving only the area within 20 minutes of Iowa City, though we may consider exceptions for uncommon collections of special interest (Latin, Greek, antiquarian, Irish history, Iowa history, small press poetry). We also prefer to reserve collection visits for persons with >10 boxes/shelves of books to sell and/or who have mobility concerns; thank you for being considerate of their priority. 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.
With Frederick the Great: A Story of the Seven Years' War
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.