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River Lights Bookstore

1098 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
+1 563-556-4391
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My mom and I were in Dubuque yesterday and decided to check out a bookstore. This one popped up and... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Srs2089
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A Jewel of an Independent Bookstore!

I grew up in Dubuque in the 50s and 60s, and whenever I get back to my hometown, I always try to... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2015
AnneLRooney
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An independently-owned local bookstore with lots of charm, character and fantastic book and magazine recommendations.
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23 Sep 2016
“Awesome”
23 Nov 2015
“A Jewel of an Independent Bookstore!”
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1098 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4723
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My mom and I were in Dubuque yesterday and decided to check out a bookstore. This one popped up and we went on over. The women working the counter were super friendly, and attentive. The books were a little pricey (can get them for almost...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2015

I grew up in Dubuque in the 50s and 60s, and whenever I get back to my hometown, I always try to check out the marvelous River Lights Bookstore. I love not only the ambiance -- historic building, comfy leather chairs, friendly and helpful staff...More

Thank AnneLRooney
Reviewed 2 October 2015

It's unanimous. Five stars all around. This is hands down the nicest independent bookstore I've been to in awhile. First, they have narrowed down choices, so while the choices are fewer, they are all good ones in just enough categories. The space is large and...More

Thank savory-toothed-tiger
Reviewed 30 March 2015

When traveling the hubby and I seek out locally operated book stores. Our hope is to discover books and authors that we would not find on our own. River Lights knowledgeable staff and great selection meant we left with a stack of of "finds." Best...More

Thank bhofer
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

In this day and age it is wonderful to see a small business such ad this one thrive. The staff is very knowledgeable and the selection is extensive. They have the best selection of classic works in Dubuque. .

Thank Wandering_Scholar_J
Reviewed 23 November 2014

a wonderful independent book store with knowledgeable, helpful, friendly staff. very comfortable chairs for browsing. also has chicago and new york newspapers.

Thank glschles
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

A "must-visit" when you're in Dubuque! Warm, friendly, knowledgeable staff greeted us with a smile when we walked in the door. I could have stayed for hours and spent hundreds, but time and budget didn't allow for either. So I happily left with a few...More

Thank Dianne J
Reviewed 27 December 2013

As a librarian, I know my books and my bookstores. I was very delighted and impressed with the River Lights Bookstore. The people who were working in the store were incredibly knowledgeable about books and everything else they sold. They had some very interesting small...More

Thank LibraryLynn
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