The Unsuspecting Iowa Bookstore That’s Known Around The World

“You build your mind, so make it into something you want to live with.” “This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.” “There are a thousand reasons to live this life, every one of them sufficient.” Do you recognize these words? They were all penned by a famous, award-winning author: Marilynne Robinson. The same Marilynne Robinson that, along with a number of other world-famous authors, is associated with a small town and an independent bookstore located right here in Iowa.

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Before visiting Prairie Lights Bookstore, check the website for the current operating hours as well as to see if the cafe is open or temporarily closed. You can also find Prairie Lights on Facebook. And just so you know, book lovers, there’s even more literary fun to be had here in Iowa’s literature capital.

Address: Prairie Lights Books & Cafe, 15 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA