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.


Tom Taylorson Book Reading

Heather Gudenkauf Book Signing

PLease join us as we welcome Heather Gudenkauf back to River Lights to sign copies of her fourth book, Little Mercies.  Heather will be meeting with us on Friday, June 27th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Douglas Cavanaugh Available on Kobo

Local author Douglas Cavanaugh's book Into Hell's Fire, an international spy thriller, is now available through Kobo!