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

We buy books
Mon-Sat 11am-4pm or by appointment


are the same as regular hours


CLOSED on Thanksgiving
Closing 4pm Dec. 24 & CLOSED on Dec. 25
Closing 4pm Dec. 31 & Closed on Jan. 1

Don't forget: downtown has free parking on Friday, Nov. 27 & Saturday Nov. 28!

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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