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Textbook for Fall 2023

We work directly with your professors to provide the textbooks they require.  Go here Find Textbooks  to see what you are going to need.   We sell new, used and digital formats. We also rent some textbooks for the semester.  If you order from our online store, you can choose to have your books sent to the mailroom or pick them up in the store.  The Pioneer Bookshop is the official bookstore of Grinnell College.  We work directly with your professors which makes us your most reliable, accurate, safest place to buy your textbooks.  Plus, all your hard earned money stays in the community.  We are your bookstore, in downtown Grinnell, with people you know.


Welcome Class of 2027!

Welcome to Grinnell College!  The staff at the Pioneer Bookshop look forward to seeing you and your family during New Student Orientation.   We are located off campus, only a few blocks away, at 933 Main Street.  You'll want to visit the historic downtown Grinnell with all its restaurants and shops.   We have the textbooks you need on the shelves, ready for you to start studying.   We rent textbooks and have used books to save you money.

We will be open extra hours to fit into your busy weekend.  

Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm


You have a $300 Textbooks Advance Each Semester

We know you have a lot of expenses at the beginning of the term.  We want to help you spread out the cost of your textbooks.  We now offer Textbook Advances!  If you are a Grinnell College student, you have been given $300.00 to use on your purchase of textbooks (only textbooks).  You must use it by the last day to add/drop a course. The amount you use will be added to your tuition bill and must be paid before the next term.  Then, a few weeks before the following term, you have another $300.00 available.  When ordering online, choose Textbook Advance at Checkout.  Remember, you can only use this on textbooks.  If you add a sweatshirt, you will need to also provide a credit card.  

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