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WELCOME! Now you can Take A Ride on the Reading...

 anytime, day or night.

Welcome to Reading Books
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Entertainment and Pure Excitement await you in the 19230s era railroad cars in Downtown Rockford. 
We sell dreams, romance, confidence and peace-of-mind.
Ride the range, slay a dragon, bake a cake, solve a murder!
It's all possible when you take a ride on the Reading!
Reading Books
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I'm sorry, at this time I cannot offer International Shipping I will when I: get a chance to figure out the new rates and get the new packaging in.

Located in the 1920s train cars in downtown Rockford, Reading Books is an open shop, in business since 1984. We specialize in genre fiction, but we also carry thousands of nonfiction titles.

We are right next to the White Pine Trail, just one half a block south of the Rockford Dam.  The next time you are biking, hiking, walking your dog, cross-country skiing, canoeing or kayaking through town, be sure to stop in.

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All of our books are graded when they are shelved. Since the condition of a book can change, due to customers browsing, please, check the Condition Guidlines link. We are always happy to provide a complete description or photos of books, just contact us at

We have more than 100,000 books in stock and thousands more stored off the premises.  But, remember we only have about half of our inventory listed here so far.

Please search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books.

If you can't find what you what you're looking for, send us a want and, we will search our shelves for you.

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Thank you and enjoy your visit,

Kim (with Zelda and Dickens)

Reading Books.


Just Arrived!
Second Honeymoon, Patterson, James; Roughan, Howard
Second Honeymoon
Patterson, James; Roughan, Howard
9.00 USD

Night Vision
White, Randy Wayne
10.00 USD

Chasing Midnight, White, Randy Wayne
Chasing Midnight
White, Randy Wayne
25.50 USD

Night Moves, White, Randy Wayne
Night Moves
White, Randy Wayne
25.50 USD

Private Berlin, Patterson, James; Sullivan, Mark
Private Berlin
Patterson, James; Sullivan, Mark
9.00 USD

Born in Fire, Born in Ice, Born in Shame
Roberts, Nora
9.00 USD

The Jane Austen Book Club
Fowler, Karen Joy
8.00 USD

The Lady and the Unicorn
Chevalier, Tracy
8.00 USD

The Double-Jack Murders
McManus, Patrick F.
9.00 USD

Ice Trap: A Novel of Psychological Suspense
Sewell, Kitty
8.00 USD

Bury the Lead
Rosenfelt, David
8.00 USD

The Goldfinch: A Novel, Tartt, Donna
The Goldfinch: A Novel
Tartt, Donna
9.00 USD

Captive of My Desires
Lindsey, Johanna
8.00 USD

The Day the Falls Stood Still
Buchanan, Cathy Marie
8.00 USD

The Quest for Saint Camber
Kurtz, Katherine
7.00 USD

Fascinated: Mastering Lady Lucinda / Risking It All / The Pleasure Game / A Man and a Woman
Bertrice Small; Susan Johnson; Thea Devine; Robin Schone
7.00 USD

The Dream Killers
Winston, Daoma
8.00 USD

Betsy the Vampire Queen: Undead and Unwed / Undead and Unemployed / Undead and Unappreciated / Undead and Unreturnable
Davidson, Maryjanice
15.50 USD

The Luckiest Lady in London, Thomas, Sherry
The Luckiest Lady in London
Thomas, Sherry
4.50 USD

The Scot and I, Thornton, Elizabeth
The Scot and I
Thornton, Elizabeth
4.50 USD

Flirting With Fortune, Knightley, Erin
Flirting With Fortune
Knightley, Erin
4.50 USD

Season for Surrender, Romain, Theresa
Season for Surrender
Romain, Theresa
4.00 USD

Lady Vivian Defies a Duke, Grace, Samantha
Lady Vivian Defies a Duke
Grace, Samantha
4.00 USD

For the Earl's Pleasure, Mallory, Anne
For the Earl's Pleasure
Mallory, Anne
4.00 USD

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover: The Second Rule of Scoundrels (Rules of Scoundrels), MacLean, Sarah
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover: The Second Rule of Scoundrels (Rules of Scoundrels)
MacLean, Sarah
4.50 USD


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