The interior of the Pioneer Bookshop showing merchandise

The Grinnell College Pioneer Bookshop

The Pioneer Bookshop is Closed to the Public

The Pioneer Bookshop is closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 emergency. Please call us at 641-269-3424. We will be happy to answer your questions to the best of our abilities. We will also be reading your emails.

The staff is working remotely most of the time. Online orders will be shipped on Thursdays and one other day per week, if needed. Please be patient with us during these unusual circumstances. Be well.

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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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Currently closed to the public until further notice.  Leave a telephone message at 641-269-3424 or email us at

Department Information

Pioneer Bookshop
933 Main Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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