Welcome to prairielightsbooks.com, the online bookstore of Prairie Lights Books, Iowa's premier independent bookstore. If you are looking for a schedule of events, staff picks, or want to listen to a reading, please go to www.prairielights.com

Special Announcement

We are reopening for limited in-store shopping on Saturday, November 28th.

Our new hours are
10 am - 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. Phone ordering and curbside pick-up are available throughout the day, 

From 10 am - 12 pm in-store shopping is available by appointment only for seniors or patrons at high risk for infection.
From 12 pm - 6 pm in-store shopping is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please knock to be let in!

For curbside pick-up and home delivery in the Iowa City/Coralville area, please call us at 319-337-2681 to arrange for that, or 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.

For those living outside the Iowa City/Coralville area, we can ship to you. Media Mail shipping in the lower 48 is free with orders of $50.00 or more.

We thank you for your ongoing  support of Prairie Lights through this difficult time.  We believe that books are a great comfort now and are  glad to make personal recommendations at any time.

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.

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

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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