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The BookWorm Bookstore & More

"Locally Owned And Operated For Almost 25 Years"

About Us

Almost 25 years ago I packed up all my worldly possessions, took two out of my three Boston Terriers and left Chicago to move to Bellevue, Iowa. I was 40 years old, very recently divorced and wasn't sure which was scarier, moving away from my family and friends or opening a book store with no retail experience. But here we are over 25 years later, definitely older, hopefully wiser and so very thankful and grateful! Many customers have walked through our doors as strangers and have left as our friends. Please stop in, we pride ourselves on the fact we are open 361 days out of the year, and of course you have to meet The BookWorm Boston Terrier!!!

Areas Served

Jackson County, IA | Bellevue, IA | Dubuque, IA | Clinton, IA | Maquoketa, IA | Preston, IA | Cedar Rapids, IA | Savanna, IL | Galena, IL | DeWitt, IA

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On 10/16/2023 Sue Willits had this to say:
Wonderful assortment of things. Definitely something for everyone. Would highly recommend checking it out.

On 7/15/2023 Jean Iverson had this to say:
While the Windmill Watched arrived promptly and I read it cover too cover and will cycle it through our Assisted Living. Great book if you have grown up on a farm and also in 4-H clubs could merit being on display People might like to order it on line. Some of my favorite recipes were also in the book. Testimonial written by Jean Iverson on this site.

On 7/13/2023 Jill Newbanks had this to say:
A great little book store in downtown Bellevue, IA. The owner was sweet & very helpful. We found quite a few books for my soon to be first grandson. Highly recommend stopping by. πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ‘

On 5/13/2023 Carlylower 24 had this to say:
More funny signs than you could ever imagine!

On 4/18/2023 Daniel E.Elite 2023 had this to say:
Nestled along the Mississippi River in Bellevue is a terrific bookstore run by a wonderful owner, Sheila! Street parking available, and the interior just act and feels like a neighborhood bookstore, but the warmth of the store a what separates it from most others. That begins with Sheila and her dog Buster, as they specialize in books but elevate the whole experience with personality. I went inside for an atlas, and discovered a great place! A Chicago native, Sheila is a treat. She knows her store and her town, and is helpful as can be. Kind, aware, and vibrant, what a fun person.

Contact Us

The BookWorm Bookstore & More
110 S. Riverview St. Bellevue, IA 52031
Phone: (563) 872-4802

Across the Street from the Mississippi River. On Highway 52. Downtown Bellevue

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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