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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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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
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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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(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.

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Thank you and enjoy your visit,

Kim (with Zelda and Dickens)

Reading Books.


Just Arrived!
In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Her Mother's Unceasing Quest for the Truth, Rule, Ann
In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Her Mother's Unceasing Quest for the Truth
Rule, Ann
9.00 USD

The Jungle, Cussler, Clive; Du Brul, Jack
The Jungle
Cussler, Clive; Du Brul, Jack
9.00 USD

A Wanted Man, Child, Lee
A Wanted Man
Child, Lee
9.00 USD

Big Nate Strikes Again, Peirce, Lincoln
Big Nate Strikes Again
Peirce, Lincoln
7.00 USD

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide, Covey, Sean
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide
Covey, Sean
6.50 USD

Conversations with Professor Y (French Literature Series), CÚline, Louis
Conversations with Professor Y (French Literature Series)
CÚline, Louis
7.00 USD

You Don't Know Jack : Let the Lies Begin, McCarthy, Erin
You Don't Know Jack : Let the Lies Begin
McCarthy, Erin
7.50 USD

Tell It to the Marines
Fetzer, Amy J.
7.50 USD

Eat, Pray, Love : One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, Gilbert, Elizabeth
Eat, Pray, Love : One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Gilbert, Elizabeth
8.00 USD

Water for Elephants, Gruen, Sara
Water for Elephants
Gruen, Sara
7.50 USD

Open Season, Howard, Linda
Open Season
Howard, Linda
4.50 USD

A Match Made in Texas, Lane, Katie
A Match Made in Texas
Lane, Katie
4.50 USD

Dead Certain, Stewart, Mariah
Dead Certain
Stewart, Mariah
4.00 USD

Informed Risk  / A Hero for Sophie Jones, Carr, Robyn; Rimer Christine
Informed Risk / A Hero for Sophie Jones
Carr, Robyn; Rimer Christine
4.50 USD

If She Only Knew
Jackson, Lisa
3.75 USD

Gone Tomorrow, Child, Lee
Gone Tomorrow
Child, Lee
5.50 USD

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Larsson, Stieg
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Larsson, Stieg
10.00 USD

Crescent Dawn, Cussler, Clive;Cussler, Dirk
Crescent Dawn
Cussler, Clive;Cussler, Dirk
10.00 USD

The Sign, Khoury, Raymond
The Sign
Khoury, Raymond
9.50 USD

The Ideal Man, Garwood, Julie
The Ideal Man
Garwood, Julie
9.00 USD

A Hymn Before Battle, Ringo, John
A Hymn Before Battle
Ringo, John
5.00 USD

Hell's Faire, Ringo, John
Hell's Faire
Ringo, John
5.00 USD

Eye of the Storm, Ringo, John
Eye of the Storm
Ringo, John
5.00 USD

Christmas in Snowflake Canyon, Thayne, Raeanne
Christmas in Snowflake Canyon
Thayne, Raeanne
4.50 USD

The Rivals, Johnston, Joan
The Rivals
Johnston, Joan
4.50 USD


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