Category Archives: Bookstores

November 20

Giddy to Talk Kids’ Books

As a compulsive book buyer who likes to maintain a relatively uncluttered household, there are few things I love more than getting recommendations about books that will be worthy of taking up prime bookshelf real estate.  So when I saw that my local bookstore, Prairie Lights, was hosting a talk about children’s book recommendations, I […]

July 02

Persephone Books

Early in my reading days, I rarely paid attention to publishers, and even now, this is a topic better covered by fellow Lettered Ladies Stacy or Jessica, whose academic work focuses on printers, reprints, and the physical book.  I recognized various imprints as a kid, of course — Little, Brown & Co., Random House, Penguin […]

June 08

Prairie Lights Featured on

Iowa City, home to the University of Iowa, where we ladies met an age ago, is also home to one of the best independently-owned bookstores nationwide:  Prairie Lights.  It’s a place where you can browse expertly-curated fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  Where you can lose hours on the magical floor of children’s books.  Where you can […]