The Haunted Bookshop | Iowa City, IA

The Haunted Bookshop | Iowa City, IA
: 319-337-2996
Air Quality: Enhanced Air Filtration
: Customer Masking Required, Staff Masking Required
Staff Vaccination Policy: Required

We carry 45,000 used and rare books and over 5,000 puppets, games, puzzles, and toys. When the local new case rate is <10/100K/day, we allow browsing in the store on a by-appointment basis. Up to 6 people at a time can schedule an hour to browse; we monitor CO2 to decide when to open outside ventilation, and otherwise we run a Corsi-Rosenthal box and have HEPA filtration in our central air; masks are required at all times, and we also require handwashing upon arrival to protect our three bookstore kitties.

We always offer free curbside pickup and local delivery, and from Monday-Saturday, noon-6pm, even when we’re not open for browsing, we love to help people pick items over phone, email, or social media, or to bring things to the door for them to consider.

Not sure what to ask? Drop us a line at and tell us who needs a book and what that person likes (books, or movies / interests / even favorite colors), and set a budget ($10 or up, including shipping if needed). We’ll prepare a custom gift from our favorite selections.

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