823 4th Avenue,
In Downtown Grinnell, Iowa

Regular Hours
Monday - Friday
10am - 6pm
10am - 4pm

bookshop exterior

2014 Partners in Education Donation

2014 Donation to Partners in Education

The Pioneer Bookshop located downtown Grinnell in "Merchants Row" contains books for readers of all ages and interests including bestsellers, fiction and children's books. You'll also find educational games, puzzles, toys and science kits as well as Grinnell College and Grinnell High School apparel.

Free Gift Wrapping

Come visit our store - if you don't see what you are looking for - ask us about special orders.

Special order books
No Shipping Fees




Local shoppers raised $1,720 for the Grinnell High School library by shopping at the Pioneer Bookshop in December 2013. For the fourth year in a row, the store donated a percentage of its December profits to the library in order to encourage a love of reading among students. From left: Melissa Strovers (program and communications manager for the college's Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement) and Cassie Wherry (manager of the College Bookstore and Pioneer Bookshop) present a gift card and a check for $1,720 to GHS librarian Chelsey Kolpin and GHS principal Kevin Seney. The donation will be used to replace worn, damaged or lost books and to enhance the library's collection of popular series and e-books.

Pioneer Bookshop Bookclub:

Interested in seeing what the
bookclub is reading?

The link provided will direct you to their blog and the monthly book selection.


Meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.




Special Orders

If we don't have it we will be happy to special order it. Our service is fast and we don't charge you for shipping.

Call the store at 641-236-1696 to place your order.

Directions to the
Pioneer Bookshop:

Take exit 182 off of Interstate 80 and go North on Hwy. 146 for 3 miles. You will pass through two stop lights and at the third stop light you will be at 4th Avenue. Go right (East) on 4th Avenue to the end of the second block. The Pioneer Bookshop is located on the North side of the street, in Merchants Row (the old pharmacy building).



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