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The Grinnell College Pioneer Bookshop

Visit the Pioneer Bookshop online or on Main Street. 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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Our Reading Groups:
Pioneer Bookshop Book Club and Science Fiction Readers Group

Text Bookshop to 22828 to receive our online newsletter.

Spring Semester Back To School Hours

Extended Hours for Semester Opening

Saturday, January 19,   9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 20,   11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, January 21  8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
We are open on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day  8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Department Information

Pioneer Bookshop
933 Main Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States


School Year Hours

Mon–Fri: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.