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!!
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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 co

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 08/17/2023

NEW ARRIVALS!
To place an order, call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected] - We ship!
In-person shopping (masks required) 12-6 Mon-Sat (just knock or call when you arrive)

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 08/10/2023

NEW ARRIVALS!
To place an order, call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected] - We ship!
In-person shopping (masks required): https://www.tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost

07/29/2023

Benefit Sale is out until 6pm. Pick up everything from Little Golden Books to academic theology for 50c or $1!

Beginning at 2pm, we will permit masked browsers to come inside (up to 6 at a time). Knock or call 319-337-2996 and we'll meet you at the door!

07/27/2023

ESKY HEARS THE DOOR!

We will now begin allowing patrons to visit between 2pm-6pm, Mon-Sat, without an appointment.

MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED, and we will continue to use MERV-13 filtration and a Corsi-Rosenthal box for best air exchange. (We are accommodating the medical needs of two staff members, as well as doing our best to keep you safe.)

The door will be locked on your arrival; knock or call 319-337-2996 to be admitted. We will allow a maximum of 6 masked guests at a time. You may call ahead if you want to ensure your priority on arrival. We will do our best to accommodate everyone.

We will still have appointments 12-2 for those who need maximum caution (or who just enjoy having our full attention - it's a great way to gift shop!).

(We are NOT buying books.)

07/14/2023

We've heard there might be rain, so... hurry over and get some books!

BENEFIT SALE for Iowa City's Free Medical Clinic

Hundreds of books priced at 50c or $1

Out front at 219 N Gilbert St, weather permitting, until 6:00 pm

07/13/2023

Already refilling the table as we assemble the BIGGEST BENEFIT SALE EVER.

EVERY DOLLAR goes to support Iowa City Free Medical Clinic!

And with prices of 50 cents and $1 each, EVERY DOLLAR gets you a book ... or two!

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 07/06/2023

NEW ARRIVALS!
To place an order, call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected] - We ship!
In-person shopping (masks required): tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost

06/30/2023

Jazzfest weekend, 2006: Nialle met Nierme, a shelter rescue, and brought her to live at The Haunted Bookshop.

Seventeen years later, this intelligent, chatty lady is still our Queen πŸ‘‘

Have a great weekend, everybody. πŸ“šβ€οΈ

06/26/2023

We love to meet Iowa Summer Writing Program participants. Don't forget to call 319-337-2996 or visit tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost to schedule your browsing time - and bring your classmates! Appointments available between noon and six, Mon-Sat. Here's our Books on Writing section:

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 06/20/2023

NEW ARRIVALS with everyone's favorite photobomber Esky
Place your order - call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected] - We ship!
In-person shopping (masks required): https://www.tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost

06/19/2023

A long-overdue job done! Thanks to Classical Painting, the back portion of the building has been repaired and repainted, and they even touched up the sign and redid the front door in our favorite shade of red.

Now we just have to get rid of that tenacious knot-weed!

06/17/2023

It grew again.
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

We would be happy to make change for you. Just call 319-337-2996.

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 06/12/2023

NEW ARRIVALS!
Place your order - call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected] - We ship!
In-person shopping by appointment (masks required): tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost

06/10/2023

IT'S BACK!!!
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

We would be happy to make change for you. Just call 319-337-2996

06/03/2023

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

We would be happy to make change for you. Just call 319-337-2996

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 05/31/2023

NEW ARRIVALS with glamorous! Sophie
Place your order - call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected] - We ship!
In-person shopping (masks required): https://www.tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost

05/27/2023

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

We would be happy to make change for you. Just call 319-337-2996

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 05/22/2023

NEW ARRIVALS with Sophie, who has claimed baby's stroller
Place your order - call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected] - We ship!
In-person shopping (masks required): https://www.tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost

05/20/2023

We are away with family matters Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20. Please feel free to drop us an email or leave a voicemail; we'll be back on Monday.

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 05/16/2023

NEW ARRIVALS! with Logan, who supervises us at home these days.
To place an order, call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected] - We ship!
In-person shopping (masks required): https://www.tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost

05/11/2023

We interrupt the poetry broadcast to bring you...

SHINY MATH ROCKS

7-die sets (d4, d6, d8, d10, d10-10, d12, d20) in 74 different designs:
https://www.thehauntedbookshop.com/searchResults.php?category_id=300&action=browse&orderBy=

05/02/2023

Over 500 new arrivals in POETRY

To place an order, call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected]
Watch this space and check https://t.co/vNWzcxTCwn for even more!

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 04/26/2023

NEW ARRIVALS for kids!
To place an order, call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected] - We ship!
In-person shopping (masks required): https://www.tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 03/19/2023

NIERME PRESENTS... NEW ARRIVALS!
To place an order, call 319-337-2996 or email [email protected] - We ship!
In-person shopping (masks required): https://www.tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost

Photos from The Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City's post 03/14/2023

We offer free local delivery; curbside pickup; service by phone, email, and website; and in-store browsing on an appointment basis (calendar viewable at http://tinyurl.com/BookshopGhost ).

We continue to require masks and to use a , CO2 monitoring, and filters in our system to help protect your health and ours. matters!

Thank you for your ongoing support!

03/13/2023

In case you, too, are having a Monday, let us invite you to share a Sophie Moment. 😻

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219 N Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA
52245

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 12pm - 7pm
Wednesday 12pm - 7pm
Thursday 12pm - 7pm
Friday 12pm - 7pm
Saturday 12pm - 7pm

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