BROWSING (Masks Required)
UPDATE, September 19, 2023: We will admit up to 8 fully masked people at a time, without the need for an appointment. The door will be locked when you arrive; just knock or call 319-337-2996, and we will meet you at the door.
We continue to require masks in order to accommodate the medical needs of our staff and patrons. We also continue to use MERV13 HVAC filters and a Corsi-Rosenthal box to reduce the spread of airborne viruses (and particles from wildfire smoke). #IndoorCleanAir just makes good sense; let's all do what we can to protect each other.
The Haunted Bookshop, Iowa City's oldest secondhand bookshop, carries over 40,000 used, rare, out of print and antiquarian titles in over 50 different subject areas, including poetry, fiction, plays, history, religion, philosophy, cultural studies, sciences and languages, art books, children's books, literary nonfiction, Iowa-related books, 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 are still accepting donations of quality used books, but we are not purchasing additional inventory at this time.
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!