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

We buy books
Tues-Sat 11am-4pm
or by appointment (please call for information)

Upcoming Book Tetris Day

We're going to close for a day to complete some much-needed rearrangement and planning. We will not be open or buying books on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Catch up with more store news on our Facebook page and find fun book-lover links, fiction and history nerdiness, a few opinionated comments on local & national news, and silly overheard remarks on our Twitter feed.

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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