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Prairie Lights Bookstore

Phone: 
(319) 337-2681
Type: Indie Bookstore
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Prairie Lights Bookstore opened its doors in 1978 as a small, intimate bookshop, and since then, it has grown to become a literary institution in Iowa City. Today the bookstore occupies three and a half floors, part of which serves as the coffeehouse Times Club. Prairie Lights, in conjunction with the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, hosts frequent readings and author events with visiting writers from around the world. 

Address: 15 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
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City Guide

by Jan Weissmiller

Before heading to the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, held throughout June and July, get acquainted with the reading series, bars, landmarks, and people—including our guide Jan Weissmiller, co-owner of indie bookseller Prairie Lights Books—of designated City of Literature Iowa City. 

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