The interior of the Pioneer Bookshop showing merchandise

Grinnell College Pioneer Bookshop

The Official Bookstore for Grinnell College

The Pioneer Bookshop is open with public health safety measures in place. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we require masks, provide hand sanitizer and limit the number of shoppers to 10 at one time. Sometimes that means the door is locked. Ring the doorbell and we'll help you. We have installed clear barriers where face-to-face interaction is common.

Shop in our online store. You can choose to have us ship to your home or deliver to the campus mailroom, or you can pick up your purchase in the store when it is ready. 

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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.

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Special Hours for Commencement, May 27 - 29, 2021.
Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Regular Hours
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Department Information

Pioneer Bookshop
933 Main Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States


Regular Hours: 
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed




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