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.


Writing for Publication


Don't miss out on your chance to sign up!  Class sizes are limited!


Tara Tolly Book Signing




Ruth Ada Clark Book Signing




Molly Schreiber Book Signing




He Said, She Said




Zentangle with Lorilee Hamel



Gloria Dixon Book Signing