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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.)  

Captain's Book Shoppe...

September 10, 2019

Our Fall 2019 store hours have expanded to Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM!

Our current hours for Fall 2019 are:

Sunday: 1 - 5 PM.

Monday: 10 AM - 6 PM.

Tuesday: 10 AM - 6 PM.

Wednesday: 10 AM - 6 PM.

Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM.

Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM. 

Saturdays: Open 10 AM - 2 PM



March 28, 2019

Free store front parking at Captain's Book Shoppe.  Handicapped parking in front of store with wheel chair access through the main building entrance.

Stop on by our European Styled Book Store to find your hidden book treasure.  (We are north of the Driver's License Stat...

February 14, 2019

Along with the biographies of Bach and Brahms... ….., we now have an impressive amount of classical music.  We have the classics published in the 1920s and 30s in Leipzig, Germany which are in awesome condition.  Prices range from $5 up to around $20.  (Catalog in the...

February 7, 2019

The Captain's Book Shoppe revised Winter hours are:

Monday - Friday:  1 PM - 5 PM

Saturday:  10 AM - 3 PM

Sunday:  Closed

We are also open thru special appointment. 



Phone:  (319) 351-3166

Check out our Bargain Cove which...

January 28, 2019

The Captain's Book Shoppe will be closed for a week beginning this Wednesday, (January 30 thru February 6).   If you have books you would like me to take a look at, please contact me.

We will reopen at 1 PM on Thursday, 7 February.  

September 26, 2018

Using "Catcher in the Rye" we examine: What gives a book value? How and why do books gain or lose value over time?

August 8, 2018

Captain’s Log:  August 8, 2018

Today marks our 60th day of business from 1570 South 1st Avenue. 

These are the tales of the Captain’s Book Shoppe, a bit of Europe in Iowa City.  Our store is comfortably small, but contains vast hidden treasures not listed on our web site...

June 13, 2018

The Captain's Book Shoppe show room is open daily 1 - 5 PM.  

1570 South First Avenue

Iowa City, Iowa

(319) 351-3166

We market fine books at affordable prices.

We also appraise books and book collections for insurance purposes.  The initial...

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