Store Policies

Payment Methods Accepted


We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa (Debit or Credit)



*We will refund your purchase of new books and merchandise for up to 30 days with a receipt
*No refunds on used books.

Used Book Buying 


*We buy used books (almost all the time).  Call the store and find out if we are currently buying used books.


*We always accept donations!  We will take any and all books donated.


*We buy some used books, paying usually $.25 to $1.00 depending on the books. 


*Books we decide not to buy must be removed within one week or they will be disposed of.


*Call for an appointment if bringing in more than one book box.  Phone  515-961-0391


*We do not buy: 


  • Encyclopedias, Reader's Digest Condensed books, magazines, comic books or most textbooks
  • Harlequin or Silhouette romances
  • Books in poor condition; including water damage, mold or mildew, missing covers or pages, torn pages, smoke odor, dirty
  • Mass market paperbacks, with sometimes a few exceptions




We will happily order any book available to us for you.  Some orders may require prepayment.  After all we can't carry every book published.


Local Authors


We sell many local author's titles on consignment.  If you would like us to carry your book, call the store and make an appointment to come in and talk to Kathy.  Please do not email, send books or pitch a title over the phone.