Special Notice - July 15-31, 2014

Please remember that regular buying hours are 11am-4pm Monday through Saturday.

There is a small parking lot behind the building for our customers' use; please reserve these spaces when possible for persons with special needs, then for people with boxes of books to sell. Kindly check in with the front counter upon arrival so that we can let you know if there is a line, how long the wait might be, and when someone may be available to help you carry boxes if needed. You are welcome to call ahead (337-2996) to find out if there are anticipated delays.

As a courtesy, we are asking those of you who do not need to sell your books prior to July 31 to wait until August (feel set up an appointment then). This is a tough time for folks in Iowa City on the August 1-July 31 rental calendar, and we'd like to make sure we serve all of them before their moving deadline.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Just a block from our old place, now next door
to Friday's Barber Shop and the Riverside Theatre.

Open every day

Monday through Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 11am-7pm

We buy books
Mon-Sat 11am-4pm

Welcome to our house

The Haunted Bookshop, Iowa City's oldest secondhand bookshop, carries over 50,000 used, rare, out of print and antiquarian titles in over 50 different subject areas, specializing in poetry, literature, and Iowa-related books, with wide selections of history, philosophy, plays, children's and young-adult, literary nonfiction, and more.

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.

We're fond of avid readers, browsers, families, students, teachers, literary reviewers, artists, writers, and other good company; we welcome book groups and community organizations; and we delightedly encourage storytelling, reading aloud, book recommendation, puppet shows (use ours or bring your own), and spontaneous performances by visiting piano players.
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