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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

West Michigan's Largest Paperback and More Exchange.

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

Free US Media Mail Shipping on orders of $25.00 or more.

If you make a purchase of $50.00 or more, enter the coupon code Save5on50 at the checkout and get free Media Mail shipping and $5.00 off your purchase.

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.

New: Now Open More Hours

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

Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

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!

Call 616-866-1319

Thank you and enjoy your visit,

Kim (with Zelda and Dickens)

Reading Books.


Just Arrived!
Moon of Thunder
Coldsmith, Don
2.25 USD

The Medicine Knife
Coldsmith, Don
2.50 USD

The Elk Dog Heritage, Coldsmith, Don
The Elk Dog Heritage
Coldsmith, Don
3.50 USD

Man of the Shadows
Coldsmith, Don
2.00 USD

Quest for the White Bull
Coldsmith, Don
2.75 USD

The Changing Wind
Coldsmith, Don
3.25 USD

The Sacred Hills
Coldsmith, Don
2.00 USD

Buffalo Medicine
Coldsmith, Don
2.00 USD

Track of the Bear
Coldsmith, Don
3.00 USD

Song of the Rock
Coldsmith, Don
2.50 USD

World of Silence
Coldsmith, Don
2.75 USD

Follow the Wind
Coldsmith, Don
3.50 USD

Daughter of the Eagle
Coldsmith, Don
2.50 USD

Bearer of the Pipe
Coldsmith, Don
3.00 USD

Sweet Revolution, Honami, Yukine
Sweet Revolution
Honami, Yukine
7.50 USD

All Color Book of Insects
Tweedie, Michael
5.00 USD

Wild Things, Neill, Chloe
Wild Things
Neill, Chloe
8.00 USD

Biting Bad, Neill, Chloe
Biting Bad
Neill, Chloe
8.00 USD

Vampire's Portrait 1: Yaoi, Kusumoto, Hiroki
Vampire's Portrait 1: Yaoi
Kusumoto, Hiroki
7.50 USD

Tea for Two 1
Sakuragi, Yaya
7.50 USD

Angel Para Bellum Vol. 1
Minami, Kent
6.00 USD

Angel Sanctuary 1, Yuki, Kaori
Angel Sanctuary 1
Yuki, Kaori
6.00 USD

Boys Be: Second Season, Vol. 1
Itabashi, Masahiro
6.00 USD

Eiken 2
Matsuyama, Seiji
6.00 USD

Najica Blitz Tactics 3
Tashiro, Takuya
6.00 USD


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