The interior of the Pioneer Bookshop showing merchandise

Grinnell College Pioneer Bookshop

The Official Bookstore for Grinnell College

Located in historic downtown Grinnell, Iowa. You may visit our store in person or shop in our online store. You can choose to have us ship to your home, deliver to the campus mailroom, or you can pick up your purchase in person.

For specials and announcements, watch our Facebook page and Instagram.

Visit the Pioneer Bookshop online.

The College’s Bookstore

The Pioneer Bookshop is the official bookstore for Grinnell College. We feature Grinnell College clothing, school and office supplies, art supplies, consumer electronics, greeting cards, and gifts. It is the most reliable source to buy new, used, and digital textbooks. The bookshop also offers a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books and toys. We take special orders for books and don’t charge shipping fees.

Follow the Pioneer Bookshop on Facebook and Instagram.

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Commencement Information for the Class of 2023

Here are a few things to know to prepare for Commencement on May 22, 2023. Caps and gowns will be available to purchase beginning on May 1, 2023. The set includes a cap, gown, red satin stole, and tassel. You do not need to pre-order. Sizing is by height. If you want an extra tassel, those are available to purchase. We offer a black and red tassel with the set or you can trade it for a rainbow tassel. Congratulations!

Pre-Order Flowers and Graduation T-shirts for Commencement Day

Order flowers and tees to pick up at Commencement on May 22, 2023.  

Image of Red T-shirt printed with the names of all the Grinnell College 2023 Grads

Department Information


Pioneer Bookshop
933 Main Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States


Regular Hours

  • Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Sunday: closed

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