Book Store & Sales

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.

 

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.

Book Sale

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 18 - 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 bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Book Sale

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 18 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Library Fri...


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

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 18 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Library Fri...


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

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 18 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Library Fri...


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

5:30pm - 8:30pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages
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 "All Ages" group.

Book Sale

9:00am - 6:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: All Ages
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.

Man sitting in Literary Grounds section of the Ames Public Library