River Lights is Dubuque's locally owned independent bookstore. The kind of shop where the book you've just heard about on NPR, had recommended by a friend, or simply remembered years after reading is on the shelf waiting for you.

Come in for a visit or browse our catalog online for easy ordering. We are sure to have something you will enjoy!

Not every book available on this site is in our store presently, so please call or email us.  We will gladly check our shelves.


Wapsi Release Party 2015!



Please join us for the release of the 21st Wapsipinicon Almanac on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. Bring your sense of fun and your beverage of choice and enjoy an evening of friends, great readings and good times. 

2014 Holiday Catalog

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