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.

Fashion & Costume Book Sale

All Day10/18 - 10/20
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
Stop by Literary Grounds for great deals on books about fashion, costumes, and sewing! Select books are half price on Sunday. Presented by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. Proceeds from the Book Sale are used to enhance Library programs...


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

November 7, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale


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

November 8, 2019
9:00am - 6:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale


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

November 9, 2019
9:00am - 6:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale


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

November 10, 2019
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:
Enter the book sale for $1 and take home as many books as you wish! (Note: this does not include books in the Literary Grounds used book store.) ...


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 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.

Man sitting in Literary Grounds section of the Ames Public Library