The College Bookstore and Pioneer Bookshop will be consolidated in a new, temporary location this summer.
Pioneer Bookshop contributes of 10% of December sales through Partners in Education donation.
Bookshop will donate 10% of December sales to the school library for new acquisitions.
Grinnell, Iowa - Shopping at the Pioneer Bookshop throughout December helps support the Grinnell High School library. The bookshop is donating 10 percent of all sales this month to the GHS library.
Cassie Wherry, manager of the College Bookstore and Pioneer Bookshop, said she hopes this year's promotion will generate $2,000 for the GHS library. That's $280 more than the $1,720 the school library received through last year's promotion.
“We, at the Pioneer Bookshop, are delighted to be promoting reading at the high school level by providing funds to help expand the school library's collection through this annual promotion," Wherry added.
"These funds have a great impact on our library and our students," said GHS librarian Chelsey Kolpin. "With the funds generated this year, I plan to continue to add to series that are popular with students and to expand our e-book and audiobook collections. There has been a significant increase in students' demand for these materials, both for class and for personal use."
About Pioneer Bookshop
Located in downtown Grinnell at 823 Fourth Ave., the Pioneer Bookshop features current popular books, books with Iowa connections, children’s books and educational toys, Pioneer and Tiger apparel, and more. The Pioneer Bookshop now has extended holiday hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. On Christmas Eve, the store will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grinnell High School students will benefit from the Pioneer Bookshop’s donation of 10 percent of all December sales.
Located in downtown Grinnell, neighboring the Louis Sullivan Jewel Box bank, the Pioneer Bookshop is a community bookstore for readers of all interests. It features the weekly list of bestsellers at 25% off, a carefully selected group of chidren's books and specialty toys, as well as fiction, biographies, cookbooks, local authors, and more.
Have you heard of the Pioneer Book Club? It meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Bookshop at 823 4th Ave. Visit our blog to see what we've read and what we'll be reading next.