Book Store & Sales

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: In Front of Library
Age Group: Family, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Sale
Program Details:
Stop by the Library the Saturday of Downtown Sidewalk Sales for $1 off gently-used books (in Literary Grounds and outside)! Presented by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. Proceeds from the Book Sale are used to enhance Library pro...


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

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, November 4 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Libra...


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
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Thursday, November 4 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Libra...


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
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Thursday, November 4 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Libra...


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
Program Details:
Find great deals on thousands of used items, including books, movies, music, and more!  Thursday, November 4 - 5:30 to 8:30pm Admission $2; Free admission and early entry starting at 5 p.m. for donors to the Ames Public Libra...


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.
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.

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