Book Store & Sales

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Family" group.
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Art Sale

1:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
  Stop by Literary Grounds used bookstore for a special Art Sale in celebration of the Downtown Ames Art Walk! Shop for great deals on everything related to the arts: architecture, photography, writing, etc. starting at 1pm Thursday and con...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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

Art Walk

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Ames Public Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts/Crafts, Book Sale
Program Details:
  The annual Downtown Ames Art Walk is a great event that showcases downtown businesses as well as community artists. Discover the artwork of over 60 artists including painters, jewelry makers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, scul...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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

Art Sale

9:00am - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
  Stop by Literary Grounds used bookstore for a special Art Sale in celebration of the Downtown Ames Art Walk! Shop for great deals on everything related to the arts: architecture, photography, writing, etc. starting at 1pm Thursday and con...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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

Art Sale

9:00am - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
  Stop by Literary Grounds used bookstore for a special Art Sale in celebration of the Downtown Ames Art Walk! Shop for great deals on everything related to the arts: architecture, photography, writing, etc. starting at 1pm Thursday and con...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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

Art Sale

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Family, Teens
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
  Stop by Literary Grounds used bookstore for a special Art Sale in celebration of the Downtown Ames Art Walk! Shop for great deals on everything related to the arts: architecture, photography, writing, etc. starting at 1pm Thursday and con...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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

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
Program Details:
  Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Thursday, July 7 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Library F...


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 www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal.

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! >>

Man sitting in Literary Grounds section of the Ames Public Library