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Ames Public Library
is a department of
the City of Ames.

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Literary Grounds
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Literary Grounds

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Ames Public Library's used book store and cafe is the perfect place to unwind or to shop for used books that look like new!

 

All purchases help support the Library through the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.

 

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Gently-Used BooksLiterary Grounds

  • recent bestsellers
  • children’s stories
  • coffee table treasures
  • Iowa Press
  • and more!

Magazines

  • recent issues of a wide variety of magazines

Gift Certificates

  • for those hard-to-buy-for friends and relatives