Book Store & Sales

Literary Grounds

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.

 

Shop Gently-Used Books:

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

 

We also sell

  • Gift Certificates for those hard-to-buy-for friends and relatives
  • Puppets
  • Ames Public Library shirts and totes
  • and more!

 

Watch for special book sales throughout the year! >>

Upcoming Book Sales

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Holiday Book Sale

December 7, 2019
9:00am - 6:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
Shop for gently-used books to give as gifts or fill your own bookshelves! Select books will be half price on Sunday. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Holiday Book Sale

December 8, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
Shop for gently-used books to give as gifts or fill your own bookshelves! Select books will be half price on Sunday. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Book Sale

February 13, 2020
5:30pm - 8:30pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Thursday, February 13 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Librar...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Book Sale

February 14, 2020
9:00am - 6:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Thursday, February 13 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Librar...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Book Sale

February 15, 2020
9:00am - 6:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Thursday, February 13 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Librar...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Book Sale

February 16, 2020
12:00pm - 5:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Thursday, February 13 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Librar...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

Man sitting in Literary Grounds section of the Ames Public Library