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.

Our reading groups are:

Poetry Event with DJ Savarese 

On Thursday, December 8th at 5 p.m., the Pioneer Bookshop will host author DJ Savarese as he presents his new book of poetry "Swoon".  Visit the Writers@Grinnell website for more information.

Headshot of DJ Savarese

Department Information


Pioneer Bookshop
933 Main Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States


Special Holiday Season Hours:

Dec. 19-23, Open until 7 p.m.
Dec. 24-26, Closed
Dec. 27-29, Open 9 a.m.–noon
Dec. 30–Jan. 2, 2023, Closed

Regular Hours: 

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

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