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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.

New: Now Open More Hours

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!

Call 616-866-1319

Thank you and enjoy your visit,

Kim (with Zelda and Dickens)

Reading Books.


Just Arrived!
Takedown, Thor, Brad
Thor, Brad
5.50 USD

The Black Dahlia
Ellroy, James
3.50 USD

A Summer in Sonoma, Robyn, Carr
A Summer in Sonoma
Robyn, Carr
4.50 USD

The Duke of Cleveland
Roberts, Les
3.75 USD

Darkest Fear, Coben, Harlan
Darkest Fear
Coben, Harlan
4.00 USD

Eyes of Prey
Sandford, John
4.50 USD

Tribulations, Shufeldt, Ken
Shufeldt, Ken
4.50 USD

The Handmaid's Tale
Atwood, Margaret
3.00 USD

Anatomy of a Boyfriend, Snadowsky, Daria
Anatomy of a Boyfriend
Snadowsky, Daria
5.00 USD

Invincible: The Chronicles of Nick, Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Invincible: The Chronicles of Nick
Kenyon, Sherrilyn
9.00 USD

Infinity: Chronicles of Nick, Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Infinity: Chronicles of Nick
Kenyon, Sherrilyn
9.00 USD

Wintergirls, Anderson, Laurie Halse
Anderson, Laurie Halse
8.00 USD

Hunger: A Gone Novel, Grant, Michael
Hunger: A Gone Novel
Grant, Michael
8.50 USD

Maggie, Martin, Charles
Martin, Charles
8.00 USD

The Reluctant Heiress (apa Magic Flutes )
Ibbotson, Eva
5.50 USD

Blue Bloods, De La Cruz, Melissa
Blue Bloods
De La Cruz, Melissa
5.00 USD

Germ, Liparulo, Robert
Liparulo, Robert
8.00 USD

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison
Lenski, Lois
3.00 USD

The Sign of the Beaver
Speare, Elizabeth George
3.50 USD

Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy, Van Draanen, Wendelin
Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy
Van Draanen, Wendelin
2.50 USD

The Tiger Rising
DiCamillo, Kate
2.50 USD

Walk Two Moons, Creech, Sharon
Walk Two Moons
Creech, Sharon
3.50 USD

Revelations, de la Cruz, Melissa
de la Cruz, Melissa
8.00 USD

The Van Alen Legacy, de la Cruz, Melissa
The Van Alen Legacy
de la Cruz, Melissa
8.00 USD

Masquerade, De La Cruz, Melissa
De La Cruz, Melissa
5.00 USD


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