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

Fiction Book Sale

All Day8/9 - 8/11
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 fiction books for all ages! 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 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.

Book Sale Set Up

November 7, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
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.

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.

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.

Man sitting in Literary Grounds section of the Ames Public Library