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

 anytime, day or night.

Welcome to Reading Books
Take a Ride on the Reading! For an Express Trip to Anywhere!
Romance - Thrills - Mystery - History - Action-Adventure - Know-How

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
Watch this space for our next Inventory Clearance Sale

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Search or browse, by catalog, just like you do in the store.

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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.

Book Condition


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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Monday thru Friday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Sundays Noon to 4:00 pm

Sundays, January through March: By appointment or chance.

(Sorry, but I really need a day off. I've found that my house will not clean itself.  If it sunny and not too cold I"ll probably come in because I enjoy the walk.

Need to come in earlier in the morning or later at night?

Now Open Evenings By Appointment!

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Thank you and enjoy your visit,

Kim (with Zelda and Dickens)

Reading Books.


Just Arrived!
The Next Always, Roberts, Nora
The Next Always
Roberts, Nora
4.50 USD

Howard : The Amazing Mr. Hughes
Dietrich, Noah
3.00 USD

Witch Craft: A Nocturne City Novel, Kittredge, Caitlin
Witch Craft: A Nocturne City Novel
Kittredge, Caitlin
4.50 USD

Amazon Ink, Devoti, Lori
Amazon Ink
Devoti, Lori
5.00 USD

All Souls' Night
Armintrout, Jennifer
4.50 USD

American Vampire, Armintrout, Jennifer
American Vampire
Armintrout, Jennifer
5.00 USD

Waking in Dreamland
Nye, Jody Lynn
3.50 USD

Blood and Judgment
Walker, Lars
4.50 USD

Holder of Lightning, Farrell, S. L. (aka Stephen Leigh )
Holder of Lightning
Farrell, S. L. (aka Stephen Leigh )
4.50 USD

Honor among Thieves, Chandler, David
Honor among Thieves
Chandler, David
5.00 USD

The Pool of Two Moons
Forsyth, Kate
4.50 USD

The Glasswrights' Apprentice
Klasky, Mindy L.
4.50 USD

Clouds End
Stewart, Sean
4.25 USD

Mad Merlin
King, J. Robert
4.00 USD

Jefferies, Mike
3.25 USD

Cold Iron
Michaels, Melisa
3.50 USD

The Vacant Throne
Greenwood, Ed
5.00 USD

Dinosaurs II
Dann, Jack
3.50 USD

King's Son Magic's Son
Sherman, Josepha
4.00 USD

Traitor's Sun, Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Traitor's Sun
Bradley, Marion Zimmer
4.00 USD

The Return of the King, Tolkien, J. R. R.
The Return of the King
Tolkien, J. R. R.
5.00 USD

Point of Hopes
Scott, Melissa; Barnett, Lisa A.
4.50 USD

Green, Sharon
4.00 USD

The Far Kingdoms
Cole, Allan; Bunch, Chris
4.00 USD

Kar Kalim
Christian, Deborah
4.00 USD


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