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.

The Pioneer Bookshop will be closed most of the day on Friday, July 1 for the annual inventory.  We will open in the afternoon when the count is complete.

The Pioneer Bookshop will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 

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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Department Information


Pioneer Bookshop
933 Main Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States


July Closings

Closed Friday, July 1 for the annual inventory.  (Open in the afternoon after the count is complete.)

Closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

Regular Hours

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

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