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

We buy books
Wed-Sat 11am-6pm
We visit book collections for sale, by appointment, on Mondays or Tuesdays

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

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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