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Literary Lover

Begin your literary adventure at Prairie Lights Books & Cafe. What began in May 1978 as a small, intimate bookstore is now one of the most recognizable places in Iowa City. The top floor houses a coffee shop in the very same space Carl Sandberg, Robert Frost, E. E. Cummings, and others met for the local literary society in the 1930’s. With a diverse selection of books and weekly author readings, the store has been described as a “little unexpected treasure.”

                   From there, you’re in prime location to stroll the Iowa Avenue and North Linn Street Literary Walk. This presents the history of this “UNESCO City of Literature” in the form of bronze panels cemented in the sidewalk. Each panel include quotes and information about a writer and his or her connection to Iowa. See a full detailed map of the Literary Walk here.

                       
Just a short walk south will lead you to the Iowa City Public Library, with collections and materials to satisfy all interests in the form of books, videos, art prints, interactive media, and more. After that, go across the river and down Melrose Ave. to Sidekick Coffee & Books. Try some of their premium coffee or a pastries while surrounded by books to read and buy.

                                                                   

INSANELY CURIOUS

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Delectable Eats

With options ranging from comfort food and traditional staples to unexpected combinations coupled with the freshness of local ingredients, your taste buds are sure to be quite pleased.

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FIND THINGS TO DO

If you haven’t been here lately, you’ll want to experience the eclectic, collegiate spirit of Iowa City and the University of Iowa combined with the shopping and recreational attractions there is adventure around every corner.

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FASHION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Shopping in Iowa City’s curious communities includes options from local sellers as well as large retailers. Find the perfect gift for someone special or a unique piece for your collection!

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Iowa City and its curious communities are full of events year-round. You’ll find events ranging from author readings and workshops to musical performances and athletic competitions.

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