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Local Interest

Think local with these amazing local authors, books published locally, and a select few titles centered around our Central state!

100 Things to Do in Des Moines Before You Die

Huiatt, Erin
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Nestled smack dab in the center of the Midwest where two of the longest interstates in America meet sits Des Moines. Iowa's capital city offers a ...

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100 Things to Do in Iowa Before You Die

Broers, Sara
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Iowa is home to rolling hills, beautiful state parks, lush cornfields, and architecture that is unique to the state. With Iowa's dozen-plus scenic ...

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1901 Studios Vinyl Stickers

1901 Studios
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1901 Studios: Josh & Katie Walton founded Zellaphant Books, a used bookstore in Ankeny, Iowa where each book sold equals one meal donated to th...

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A New History of Iowa

Bremer, Jeff
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The state of Iowa is largely unappreciated and often misunderstood. It has a small population and sits in the middle of a huge country. It's though...

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América del Norte

Mora, Nicolás Medina
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Moving between New York City, Mexico City, and Iowa City, a young member of the Mexican elite sees his life splinter in a centuries-spanning debut ...

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An Otter Oughta

Witt, Lynn
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An Otter Oughta is a simple look at the life of an otter from birth to young adulthood, from dependence to independence, from obscurity to clarity....

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An Unlikely Astronaut

Kilrain, Susan ; French, Francis
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An Unlikely Astronaut tells the true story of how Astronaut Susan Kilrain overcame all obstacles to achieve her dream of flying in space after grow...

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Astronaut Al Travels to the Moon

Worden, Alfred ; French, Francis
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As the command module pilot for the 1971 Apollo 15 mission to the Moon, Astronaut Al Worden remained in orbit to observe and take photographs while...

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Barons

Frerick, Austin ; Schlosser, Eric
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Money, Power, and the Corruption of America's Food Industry "In this eye-opening debut study, Frerick, an agricultural policy fellow at Yale Univer...

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Baseball Spy

Reister, Scott
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On this diamond, the final out could cost you everything. Get ready for an adrenaline-packed adventure with fourteen-year-old Zane Mitchell! After ...

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Bobby the Bear and His Big Surprise

O'Connor, Ryan
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Bobby the Bear, Book #1 “Surprise! Happy Birthday!” It is a great feeling to be surprised for any special occasion, especially for children. That f...

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Bobby the Bear and the Great Race

O'Connor, Ryan
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THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY AND WILL BE RELEASED ON 08 OCTOBER 2024. Bobby the Bear, Book #3 "We all want to win, but we must never c...

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Bobby the Bear Helps Build a Nest

O'Connor, Ryan
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Bobby the Bear, Book #2 Some things are hard, and they take time to do right. In the second book in the series by Ryan O'Connor, Bobby the Bear tea...

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Brave Bold You!

Strutt, Amy
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Brave Bold You! is a story to inspire children of all ages to believe in themselves and dream big dreams. Told through vivid images and captivating...

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Brenda's Wish

Haley, Jackie
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A True Story of Faith, Family and the Testament of Love Brenda's Wish: A True Story of Faith, Family and the Testament of Love is a unique story of...

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Burn Scars

Prijatel, Patricia
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A Memoir of the Land and Its Loss Journalist and educator Patricia Prijatel and her family built a tiny cabin in a remote Colorado mountain valley ...

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Burying the Lede

LeValley, Joseph
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Tony Harrington, Book #1 A horrific double murder in small town Iowa leads to the arrest and trial of the young man who owned the murder weapon. To...

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Coco Wants a Burger

McDougal, Nicholas A.
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Coco is a Lumpkin who wants nothing but to find a burger, his favorite thing. The only problem is that Chopper the Lumpkin won't let that happen. F...

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Cry from an Unknown Grave

LeValley, Joseph
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Tony Harrington, Book #2 A late-night cry for help from a teenage girl puts Tony Harrington and his colleagues at a small-town newspaper onto the t...

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Far From Broken

Bigelow, Kelsey
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Far From Broken centers on the "checklist child" from a broken family as she unpacks her life in therapy. Throughout the collection, she learns abo...

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Farmer Tom

Rasmussen, Diane
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Join Farmer Tom and his wife, Diane, on an adventure where they discover the animals, crops, and activities happening around their small farm. The ...

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Feel the Bern

Shaffer, Andrew
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A Bernie Sanders Mystery Who knew fighting for a living wage could be so deadly? Bernie Sanders and his Gen Z intern are drawn into a murder invest...

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Handmade Bookmarks

Kendra Creates
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These beautiful, handmade bookmarks are one-of-a-kind! Pictures show a variety of available options, but each one is truly unique. Created with hig...

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Hannah Banana Book Sleeves

Hannah Banana Fabrics
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Hannah Banana Fabrics is a small, women-owned business making handmade book sleeves in Des Moines, Iowa! All Hannah Banana book sleeves (you can ca...

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