Browsing Appointments - Limited
For the health of our patrons, staff, and 11mo baby, we only allow browsing by appointment. We allow limited numbers of masked patrons in by appointment when the case rate drops below 10 per 100,000. Our mask requirement will remain in effect indefinitely.
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, including poetry, fiction, plays, history, religion and philosophy, cultural studies, sciences and languages, art books, children's books, literary nonfiction, Iowa-related books, and more. Looking for a newer title? Now you can order new books from us on Bookshop.org!
We continue to offer shipping, curbside pickup, and local home delivery on thousands of books, puzzles, games, and more. Do you have favorite subjects or authors and want to try something new? Try a Surprise Me! bag! Set any budget you like - $10, $50, $76.39, it's your choice - and we'll fill it with books you'll love!
New Books through Bookshop.org!
You can now order new books from us through Bookshop.org! Here's how it works: search for the books you want, buy them, and have them shipped directly to you. If you use this link to start your search, we receive a portion of the sale. Easy! - Check back soon as we begin expanding our recommendations on the bookshop.org website!
Sell Your Books
If you want to sell your books, you can bring them to the shop between 3pm-6pm Fri-Sun, or call us for appointment options.
We strongly advise that you call ahead every time you plan to bring books in order to check wait times.
If you have mobility concerns or a large collection (>10 shelves/boxes), please contact us about scheduling a buying appointment at your home/office.
We are still accepting donations of quality used books, but we are not purchasing additional inventory at this time.