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Welcome to Raccoon River Press! West Des Moines Favorite Online & Pop-Up Bookstore!
Welcome to Raccoon River Press! West Des Moines Favorite Online & Pop-Up Bookstore!

Events

CURRENT EVENTS: 

VALLEY JUNCTION FARMER'S MARKET

  • AUGUST: 04, 18, 25
  • SEPTEMBER: 01, 15, 22, 29

    DOG DAY OF SUMMER

    • Saturday, 20 August from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM!
      • Come help us celebrate all things DOG with our friends at Gezellig Brewing! 

    WAVERLY FALL CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR

    • We're going on the road again! Catch us on Saturday, 27 August at the Waverly Fall Craft & Vendor Fair! 
    • The Fair will be at The Centre Hall in Waverly, IA and runs from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM!

    FIRETRUCKER BOOK CLUB (see full details here)

    AUTHORS ON THE RIVERWALK

    WINDSOR HEIGHTS BOOK FAIR

    BIKES, BOOKS, & BREWS

    • MORE DATES, COMING SOON!

    PAST EVENTS: 

    INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY

    • We have teamed up with Beaverdale Books, Dog-Eared Books, Pageturners Bookstore, Storyhouse Bookpub, & Reading in Public Bookstore + Cafe to create a Central Iowa Independent Bookstore Crawl! 
      • Pick up your Bookstore Passport on April 30th (only) and start collecting stamps all through May!
      • Visit two (2) stores from 30 April - 31 May and earn a 15% discount to be used on a future purchase at ANY LOCATION!
      • Visit all six (6) stores from 30 April - 31 May to be entered for a GRAND PRIZE!
    • Join us at Pots & Shots on 30 April from 1:00 - 8:00PM!
      • Get your exclusive Indie Bookstore Roadmap (use #bookstoreroadmap on social media)
      • Grab a free & tasty treat by Sweet Cactus Bakery

      FIRETRUCKER BOOK CLUB

      VALLEY JUNCTION FARMER'S MARKET

      • MAY: 05, 19, 26
      • JUNE: 02, 16, 23, 30
      • JULY: 07, 21, 28

      BOOKS, BOARD GAMES, & BEER

      • FRIDAY, 01 JULY at 5:00PM!
      • Talk about a FUN collab! Join Raccoon River Press, The Dealt Hand, & Fox Brewing for a night filled with board games, books, & beverages! 
        • The Dealt Hand runs pop-up board game events all across the Metro! We will be working together to bring some themed books & games together for you to kick off your Independence Day weekend!

      ONE-SHELF + FEMINIST BOOK CLUB BOOK FAIR

      • We're going on the road! Catch us on Saturday, 23 July at the One-Shelf + Feminist Book Club Book Fair! 
      • The Book Fair will be at the Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul, MN and runs from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM! 
        • View the current list of vendors here

      BIKES, BOOKS, & BREWS

      • 14 May at 515 Brewing Company from 2:00 - 7:00PM
        • Don't miss the food trucks! Vuture Foods & Kulinary Khaos will be there too!
      • 21 May at Gezellig Brewing from 3:00 - 8:00PM