Welcome to Pageturners Bookstore

101 E Salem Avenue, Indianola, Iowa
[email protected]

It's Plaid November!
During the month of November we are offering a discount on your entire order if you are wearing plaid.
(And, of course, you are wearing plaid right now, right?)
Use the code PLAIDNOV at checkout for 15% off your entire order!




 At Pageturners Bookstore our first priority is the safety of our customers, our staff, and our families and yours.  Although Iowa has implemented a few safety measures we don't feel that they are enough to keep you safe in our store.  For that reason we are limiting the number of shoppers in the store to 5 at any one time.  We ask that you limit your time in the store to half an hour if possible to allow other customers to visit. 


Appropriate face masks worn correctly are required. 


We are open between 10 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday for walk-in traffic.  We are open 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday.  


Masks are required, hand sanitizer is suggested and available at either door.


If you would like to have the store to yourself, we can schedule you for an appointment between 2 and 5 pm, Monday through Friday (except Thursdays) and 2 to 4 pm on Saturdays. 

To book an appointment click the link below or give us a call.

Book an Appointment


You may also call us at the store to schedule.



We offer:

  • Curbside pickup
  • Shopping by appointment
  • Local delivery
  • Free gift wrapping for in store orders, just ask
  • Shipping
  • Online shopping for in store merchandise
  • Shopping by phone at 515-961-0391
  • Square invoicing by email
  • Online shopping at Bookshop.org for anything not immediately available in store, shipped directly to you or the location of your choice.  (Yes, we receive a portion of those sales!)




We are not buying used books until after Christmas.  We are also not taking donations at the moment.

Mystery Bags
Order a $25 Mystery Bag
Order a $50 Mystery Bag
What's in the bag?  Well, that's just it, you don't know (it's a mystery)!  When you order a bag we will make sure it is full of books (and maybe some non book merchandise) that you might never have heard of.  When you order a bag we will contact you with a questionnaire.  With your answers we will fill up a bag just for you.
We will only produce 5 of each a week (because these take work, people!)
Order today

I'm sorry, we are not accepting donations right now.  Here's why.
When we take donations, we look through the books and keep what we think we can sell.  Everything else we donate to other causes.  Right now, no one is accepting donations.  So, if we accept donations and do not choose to keep a book, we have nowhere to put it.  Bookstores are magical places, like the TARDIS, that are bigger on the inside than the outside.  But our back room is an old bank vault (basically a concrete room with a narrow doorway) and I guarantee that it won't expand!
  While we are not accepting donations right now, we are starting to buy books in a limited and cautious fashion.
Please do not just bring books in to sell.  We will accept one bag or box of books per day.  You are strongly urged to make an appointment.  If someone has already made an appointment for that day, we will not look at your books.
So give us a call at 515-961-0391 and make an appointment if you have books to sell.
Yes, this is what our stack of books in the back room looks like right now!

*We sell new & used books 
*We buy used books
*We accept donated books (currently on hold)
*We stock books for adults and children
*We order books for customers
*We match readers with books
*We host a store book club every second Thursday at 1pm (currently on hold)
*We sell puzzles
*We sell journals, note cards, t-shirts, bookmarks, jewelry and a variety of book related merchandise
*We offer free gift wrapping 
*We sell gift cards
*We are a local business, donating to local causes
*We offer online ordering, any hour!

Store Hours:      
Store Hours
10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday
10am to 8pm Thursday
10am to 2pm Saturday
Closed Sunday
Phone:  515-961-0391         


Thanks for visiting, please come back often!