Clients on occasion come upon vintage magazines. They often wonder if they should keep them, sell them or send them to recycling.

I refer clients that have questions about selling or buying magazines to the internet link by Flipsy entitled:

"Your Old Magazine Could Be Wo...

     The Captain's Book Shoppe Showroom was closed for fifty-seven days in order to assist in public efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa City, Iowa.  The store resumes normal store hours on Monday, 18 May 2020.

     All customers that enter...

April 28, 2020

Captain's Book Shoppe will open: Saturday, 15 May at 10 AM.  Until that time, we continue to process online book orders.  We are not accepting any book donations or doing any book buys until July.

Background.  Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on 27 April extended the ord...

April 8, 2020

Captain's Book Shoppe remains closed through 30 April 2020.  The store is expected to reopen on Friday, 1 May 2020 at 10 AM.

March 27, 2020

Due to the pandemic, the Iowa Governor ordered all book stores in the State to remain closed from 27 March - 7 April 2020.  

Captain's Book Shoppe was already closed to the public since March 20 in order to ensure social distancing.  

"Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:00

DES MOINES -...

March 21, 2020

The Captain's Book Shoppe continues to sell great books at fair prices.  The Captain delivers orders in the Eastern Iowa area.  The showroom is closed to the public as everyone does their part to mitigate COVID-19.  

The Captain is processing phone and internet ord...

January 15, 2020

Assisting Book Collectors, One Book at a Time. Quality Books at Affordable Prices.

January 12, 2020

Captain's Log:  Stardate 2020:  It was bound to happen.  The first salvos between the bots and cyborgs...

     The cyber-sales-cops, (robot censors), took liberties interpreting one of my book's listed for sale via Facebook.  The bots categorized my science fi...

October 27, 2019

What types of books do you buy?  

     We buy all genre of fiction and most types of non-fiction.  We generally do not deal in the turbulent college textbook trade. 

     Our book buyer’s interest shifts with the tide (and market conditions), but...

October 6, 2019

Looking for something spooky to kick off your Halloween?

Stop on by our European Styled Book Store to find your hidden book treasure.  (We are north of the Driver's License Station and south of Wendy's, across the street from the Java House.)  

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