Welcome to Pageturners Bookstore
101 E Salem Avenue, Indianola, Iowa
We have all kinds of ways for you to shop!
We are open by appointment between 10 am and noon. After noon we are open for walk-in traffic.
To book an appointment click the link below or give us a call.
Book an Appointment
Customers must wear a mask and use our hand sanitizer upon entering. Please do not reshelve books after looking at them, place them on the floor instead.
You may also call us at the store to schedule.
You can also order books for curbside pickup. Order here on our website or call the store and place an order over the phone. We'll call you when your order is ready. Drive up to the curb outside the store, call us at 515-961-0391, and we'll run your order out to you.
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!)
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. Everyting else we donate to other causes. Right now, no on 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 for evaluation by appointment only. The ALA has just posted guidelines suggesting that books be quarantined for three days to be safe. We will take your name and number, quarantine the books for three days, evaluate them and call you and make an offer for the books we are interested in. You must take any books we do not want back out of the store within three business days of our call.
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!
WHAT WE DO...
*We sell new & used books
*We buy used books
*We accept donated books
*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
*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!
Temporary Store Hours
10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday
10am to 2pm Saturday
Thanks for visiting, please come back often!