Iowa City

Our Bookshop Neighbours

Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 338-3077
Specialising in scholarly used books in the Liberal Arts.
The owners and staff of Murphy Brookfield are knowledgeable and resourceful (not to mention good friends), and we think their collection is truly outstanding. 

608 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 631-1184
Buy * Sell * Trade * Adopt * Search For * Find * New and Used Books
Our good friend Will Ingles has oodles of books in almost every subject area imaginable. We're especially fond of his science fiction section, his cats and his sense of humour.
15 S. Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 337-2681
New Books * Events
The premiere store for new books in Iowa City, Prairie Lights was recently named in a top ten list of bookstores in the United States.

Our Northside Neighbors

Bluebird Diner
330 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 351-1470
Open 7am-9pm Daily (except Sunday, closes at 8pm)
From their website: "We are committed to cooking, serving and pouring food and beverage that is delicious, homemade (whenever possible) and fairly priced." From my tummy: "Yum."

331 Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 358-9617
Clothes * Furnishings
We never know what we'll find when we walk into our favourite downtown antiques / clothes / furniture / nifty stuff shop, but we always find something, and we find the owner helpful and awesome. Might be dangerous to be just down the street now....

160 North Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 688-9177
Open Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm
The menu changes from season to season to reflect produce and meat that is produced locally and ethically. The new location has an ambience defined by recycled decor chosen with terrific taste and by the obviously happy people being served at the tables.

Oasis Falafel
206 North Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 358-7342
Open 11am-9pm Daily
Freshly made with soybean oil produced in Iowa, the falafel at this unique restaurant gets much-deserved rave reviews from every epicure we know.

140 North Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 337-4400
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm
Sun 12pm-4pm
Our favourite purveyors of pretty paper provide invitations, stationery, greeting cards and gifts, and the owner always seems to know exactly what would fit each occasion.

Other recommended Iowa City businesses

2127 Muscatine Ave
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 341-3612
Fabric * Tailoring * Handmade Cloth Goods
The owner has a truly remarkable gift for design and does great alteration work, too.

Cat Clinic of Iowa City
Dr. Brian Hayes (Fellow, Academy of Feline Medicine)
1705 1st Avenue Mini Mall
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 351-2252
Dr. Hayes saved Logan's life, working hard and with obvious expertise to help him recover. We can't recommend him highly enough. - And Nierme prefers him because he has an ear thermometer.

Events in the Iowa City area

1103 Third Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 364-1580
Check the list of performers who have appeared at CSPS in the last 15 years - then imagine a beautifully restored space in Cedar Rapids' Czech Village - next imagine a warm Iowa welcome - and you'll understand why we're devoted fans.

This link will take you to the master calendar of events at the University.

A local, non-profit, volunteer theatre company.

221 East Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 688-2653
The recently restored Englert Theater is one of Iowa City's edgiest and most popular performance places.
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