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Special Announcement

Dear Friends of Prairie Lights,
Beginning Saturday May 15, 2021 Prairei Lights will be open for walk-in shopping 10am-6pm Mon-Sat. A mask or face shield is required at all times in the store. The Prairie Lights Café remains closed at this time.
Phone and online ordering for curbside pick-up or free local delivery in Iowa City/Coralville will continue to be available 10am-6pm, Monday-Saturday.  For phone orders or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 319-337-2681. You can order online at www.prairielightsbooks.com  For Curbside Pick-up or Home Delivery, choose "Pick-up in Store" when you check out and put "Curbside Pick-Up" or "Home Delivery" comment field

We will also continue to offer free Media Mail shipping with a $50 purchase throughout the Continental US.

We appreciate the tremendous support we have received from you and are pleased to be able to welcome you back into the store.

We send our best wishes—From the staff of Prairie Lights


Order textbooks for courses at the University of Iowa for home delivery or in store pick-up.

Prairie Lights Gift Certificates

Prairie Lights Gift Certificates make great gifts. Call us at 1-800-295-2665 to order or buy gift certificates online here.

A selection of books, posters, dvds and more of local intertest 



Unique Prairie Lights merchandise - book bags, umbrellas and mugs


Limited edition letterpress poetry broadsides available from Prairie Lights Books


Please note that the website database does not necessarily reflect the in store availability. If you wish to check actual in store stock, please call 337-2681 or 1-800-295-BOOK (2665) during store hours.

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