“Prairie Lights is a little bookstore cafe and is the perfect example of a hidden gem in Iowa City!”

Prairie Lights Books - Iowa City, IA

Beginning life in 1978 as a small, intimate bookstore Prairie Lights has grown into a three and a half floor literary haven. The half floor being a coffee house that occupies the space where a literary society used to meet in the 1930s

The shop offers comfy seating areas scattered throughout and a floor filled with bargain books for those on the look out for a cheap treat.

~ Shan Williams

Address: 15 South Dubuque St. • Iowa City, IA 52240

Hours:  10-9 Mon-Sat
10-6 Sun

Website: www.prairielights.com