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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 1920s 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

Sidewalk Sale is inside.

All books priced $7.50 or up are 20% off.


All books priced under $6.00 are buy 3 get the 4th book free* 

*4th book is of equal or lesser value.

Select Cookbooks 50% off marked price!

In store sales only. Cannot be used with any other discounts.

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 Winter Hours

Monday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sundays 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?

Evening appointments available Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday

Morning appointments available Tuesday through Saturday.

Call 616-866-1319

Thank you and enjoy your visit,

Kim (with Zelda and Dickens)

Reading Books.


Just Arrived!
Lords and Ladies, Pratchett, Terry
Lords and Ladies
Pratchett, Terry
4.25 USD

Witches Abroad, Pratchett, Terry
Witches Abroad
Pratchett, Terry
4.50 USD

Guards! Guards!, Pratchett, Terry
Guards! Guards!
Pratchett, Terry
4.50 USD

Reaper Man, Pratchett, Terry
Reaper Man
Pratchett, Terry
4.50 USD

Moving Pictures, Terry Pratchett
Moving Pictures
Terry Pratchett
4.50 USD

Mort, Pratchett, Terry
Pratchett, Terry
4.25 USD

Wyrd Sisters
Pratchett, Terry
4.25 USD

Soul Music, Pratchett, Terry
Soul Music
Pratchett, Terry
4.25 USD

Pyramids, Pratchett, Terry
Pratchett, Terry
4.50 USD

Eric, Pratchett, Terry
Pratchett, Terry
4.50 USD

Equal Rites, Pratchett, Terry
Equal Rites
Pratchett, Terry
4.25 USD

The Light Fantastic
Pratchett, Terry
3.00 USD

Small Gods: A Novel of Discworld, Pratchett, Terry
Small Gods: A Novel of Discworld
Pratchett, Terry
4.50 USD

Men at Arms, Pratchett, Terry
Men at Arms
Pratchett, Terry
4.00 USD

Tarzan the Magnificent - 21
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
4.50 USD

Tarzan and the Leopard Men (#18)
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
4.50 USD

The Rider
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
3.50 USD

The Outlaw of Torn
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
3.45 USD

The Son of Tarzan
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
4.00 USD

Atlas Shrugged, Rand, Ayn
Atlas Shrugged
Rand, Ayn
5.50 USD

Studiees in Truth
Davis, Roy Eugene
2.50 USD

Kindle my heart: Wisdom and inspiration from a living master
5.00 USD

The Fundamentals of Creative Advertising, Ken Burtenshaw; Nik Mahon; Caroline Barfoot
The Fundamentals of Creative Advertising
Ken Burtenshaw; Nik Mahon; Caroline Barfoot
15.50 USD

The Lutefisk Ghetto
Lee, Art
2.50 USD

Chanel: A Woman of her Own, Madsen, Axel
Chanel: A Woman of her Own
Madsen, Axel
11.50 USD


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