The interior of the Pioneer Bookshop showing merchandise

Grinnell College Pioneer Bookshop

Open by Appointment or Pick Up at the Door

Due to heightened public health concerns, the Pioneer Bookshop will not be open to walk-in shoppers.  Instead, we will offer shopping by appointment or  pick up at the door.  The staff remain available by phone and email Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may call 641-269-3424 or email. We will personally help you select what you’d like. We will deliver it to our front door, or to your car while you wait outside.

We encourage you to order what you can from our online store and make an appointment to pick up curbside or at the door. We can also send orders to the campus mail room or ship it to your home.

When picking up items, a face covering is required and you must remain a safe distance from others. 

For specials and announcements, watch our Facebook page and subscribe to our newsletter.  To subscribe, email us with your name and email address.  

Visit the Pioneer Bookshop online.

The College’s Bookstore

The College’s bookstore features Grinnell College clothing, school and office supplies, art supplies, consumer electronics, greeting cards, and gifts. It is the most reliable source to buy or rent new and used 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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Available by appointment or No Contact Service, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Call 641-269-3424 or email us.  (Closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.)

Department Information

Pioneer Bookshop
933 Main Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States


Open by Appointment or Pick Up at Door
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



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