This 4-Story Bookstore In Iowa Is Like Something From A Dream

Iowans love to read, and our state has a long history of being a retreat for many of the most famous American poets and novelists. One bookstore, located in sleepy Iowa City, pays tribute to the book culture of the Hawkeye State in the best way possible. With four floors full of books and a historic coffee shop, Prairie Lights Bookstore is absolute heaven for any bookworm.

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Prairie Lights Bookstore is located at 15 South Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, and on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Seven days a week, the cafe opens at 9:00 AM.

Iowa City is such a charming city worth exploring – if you can pull yourself away from the town’s most amazing bookstore. Just one day checking out the restaurants, shops, and parks of Iowa City will show you exactly why we think it might just be the best city in America.