Book Store & Sales

Book Bundles

A selection of Book Bundles is available for purchase near the entrance to Literary Grounds. These hand-picked bundles of gently-used books are great for gifts or your own to-be-read pile!

Book Store Closed

Literary Grounds Book Store is currently closed due to COVID-19. The space is being used to shelve books and items on hold for checkout.

Upcoming Events

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Pop-Up Book Sale

10:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
  Come out to our Pop Up Book Sale from 10am-8pm as part of Discover Downtown!   Presented by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. Proceeds are used to enhance Ames Public Library's collections, programs, and services. ...


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.

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Discover Downtown

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
  Stop by the Library from 5-8pm during the Discover Downtown event for a demonstration of Librarians' superpowers. We'll help you find your next favorite book! Watch for a Pop-Up Book Sale from 10am-8pm. Presented by Downtown Am...


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.

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Book Sale

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Here's our schedule for the sale: Thursday, July 8: 5:30 - 8:30pm Admission $2 Free admission and early entry starting at 5:00pm for donors to t...


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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Sale

9:00am - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Here's our schedule for the sale: Thursday, July 8: 5:30 - 8:30pm Admission $2 Free admission and early entry starting at 5:00pm for donors to t...


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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Sale

9:00am - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Here's our schedule for the sale: Thursday, July 8: 5:30 - 8:30pm Admission $2 Free admission and early entry starting at 5:00pm for donors to t...


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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Sale

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale, Special Event
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Here's our schedule for the sale: Thursday, July 8: 5:30 - 8:30pm Admission $2 Free admission and early entry starting at 5:00pm for donors to t...


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.

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