The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City

The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City

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Discover Noam.. available in Spanish in January
Thank you Haunted Bookshop staff! I received the two Christmas books. They are in such good shape, like new! You can tell you took care with the shipping as well. I will keep buying used books from you and highly recommend your shop to others.

The grandkids are going to love listening to these! This year we are going to do a Christmas book live listen party with hot chocolate, pajamas and all of us reading.
Received my copy of The Three Musketeers, the Penguin Graphic Novel cover version. It is in such better condition then I anticipated. I love it. Thanks Haunted Bookshop. Easy to order and friendly staff with the product exceeding expectations I highly recommend checking with them before buying used books anywhere else.
Literally still parked at Haunted Bookshop after getting my Surprise Me bag and this is what was in it! You have NO IDEA how on time both of these selections were. YES!

I cannot stress it enough: Support your local bookstore and they will know exactly what you need better than any online store’s algorithm! Thank you, Haunted!!
😻📚
Love this Charley Harper puzzle...great right side up and upside down!
Thank you so much for doing the Mystery Bags!
Love the books I received!
Betsy, Baby and I so appreciated the care package from THBS today. In these remote times, we wanted to express our thanks for the extra special service and helping to feed Betsy's appetite for books. She is also looking forward to using her decomposition books to sketch, scribe and/or doodle.
Thanks Nialle Sylvan !

Logan took a break from his piano recital for some pets.
Go here every time I have to go to Iowa City. I love packed bookstores with there odd twists and turns, and this place is just that. Staff knows books well and if I have a list they seem to have some of the books I seek, or suggestions that have been real good.
Congratulations!

An Iowa City destination for 42 years. 45,000 books in 70+ sections, two cats, comfy chairs, good conversations. Also on @BookshopGhost

Timeline Photos 12/02/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 12/01/2021

NEW ARRIVALS! and this is the first of several similar boxes, so give us a shout if you want first pick of a particular author
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS! and this is the first of several similar boxes, so give us a shout if you want first pick of a particular author
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 11/30/2021

NEW ARRIVALS! With outtakes.
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/29/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/28/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

11/27/2021

TODAY, we're in until 7 to answer calls, emails, and messages, and we're happy to bring potential selections to the door for you. Our benefit sale is out front, with >300 books for $1 or less, and we would love to chat safely wherever possible.

MEANWHILE... When you spend at least $15 USD at an independent bookstore from Wednesday, November 24th through Tuesday, November 30th*, you’ll get to choose one of the year’s bestselling audiobooks as a free gift from Libro.fm.

Details at:
https://blog.libro.fm/thanksforgiving/

Available audiobooks include:
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
The Storyteller by Dave Grohl, Cultish by Amanda Montell
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
How the Word Is Passed by Clint Smith
The Disordered Cosmos by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood
Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

TODAY, we're in until 7 to answer calls, emails, and messages, and we're happy to bring potential selections to the door for you. Our benefit sale is out front, with >300 books for $1 or less, and we would love to chat safely wherever possible.

MEANWHILE... When you spend at least $15 USD at an independent bookstore from Wednesday, November 24th through Tuesday, November 30th*, you’ll get to choose one of the year’s bestselling audiobooks as a free gift from Libro.fm.

Details at:
https://blog.libro.fm/thanksforgiving/

Available audiobooks include:
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
The Storyteller by Dave Grohl, Cultish by Amanda Montell
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
How the Word Is Passed by Clint Smith
The Disordered Cosmos by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood
Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

Timeline Photos 11/27/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/26/2021

Oh, and these were on the shelf. NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Oh, and these were on the shelf. NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/26/2021

I'm just saying, there are 8... NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

I'm just saying, there are 8... NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/25/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/24/2021

Nierme has opinions about NEW ARRIVALS!
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Nierme has opinions about NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/23/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/22/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 11/21/2021

Food, continued (which could totally be our state motto, #Iowa)

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 11/21/2021

Just in time for us last minute planners... NEW ARRIVALS! Plus some other cooking books.
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/20/2021

On this beautiful autumn day, we hold the year's last ...
Social-Distancing BENEFIT SALE!
All proceeds go to the Free Medical Clinic
hardcover $1
paperback $.50
Slip cash through the mail slot of the front door,
OR Venmo @bookshopghost

On this beautiful autumn day, we hold the year's last ...
Social-Distancing BENEFIT SALE!
All proceeds go to the Free Medical Clinic
hardcover $1
paperback $.50
Slip cash through the mail slot of the front door,
OR Venmo @bookshopghost

Timeline Photos 11/20/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/19/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/18/2021

We interrupt your regular New Arrivals report to bring you this important announcement:

Cold. Yay friends. 🐾🐈

We interrupt your regular New Arrivals report to bring you this important announcement:

Cold. Yay friends. 🐾🐈

Timeline Photos 11/17/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/15/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/14/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/13/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/12/2021

Now you can order new titles through us! Click to shop current titles! https://bookshop.org/shop/BookshopGhost

Now you can order new titles through us! Click to shop current titles! https://bookshop.org/shop/BookshopGhost

Timeline Photos 11/12/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/11/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/10/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/09/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

[11/06/21]   We need to draw this boundary right now:

My child is not a contact person for my business.

If I am out in public with my child, that's not the right time to approach me about business. Same goes for my spouse.

I know asking "are you buying books" or "is this a first edition" or "can I make an appointment to sell" or "are you buying [genre]" doesn't seem like a big deal to you. Why not just teach the kid to say no?

Because it's not his job. It's not his choice, it's not his responsibility, and he is in no way answerable for my actions or my store.

And frankly, you can talk to me like I'm more than a cash drawer, too. Let your mechanic enjoy the concert without bringing up your car, let your doctor take kids sledding without diagnosing your lump/mole/cough, and let shop owners be people when they are out being people.

Timeline Photos 11/06/2021

On this beautiful autumn day ...
Social-Distancing BENEFIT SALE!

All proceeds go to the Free Medical Clinic
hardcover $1
paperback $.50

Slip cash through the mail slot of the front door,
OR Venmo @bookshopghost.

On this beautiful autumn day ...
Social-Distancing BENEFIT SALE!

All proceeds go to the Free Medical Clinic
hardcover $1
paperback $.50

Slip cash through the mail slot of the front door,
OR Venmo @bookshopghost.

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 11/05/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]
Including Christmas / winter puzzles (Jewish friends, you know what you knit)

Timeline Photos 11/04/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/03/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

Timeline Photos 11/02/2021

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

NEW ARRIVALS!
For inquiries or to place an order, please call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]

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219 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA
52245

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 6pm
Tuesday 12pm - 6pm
Wednesday 12pm - 6pm
Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 6pm
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