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June is Pride Month! Don't miss Father's Day on June 16 & Juneteenth on June 19! Want to shop in person? We're opening our storefront NEXT MONTH!
June is Pride Month! Don't miss Father's Day on June 16 & Juneteenth on June 19! Want to shop in person? We're opening our storefront NEXT MONTH!

About Us

UPDATE - THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING A MAKEOVER! CHECK BACK SOON! We are also in partnership with BookPress Publishing to bring more local authors to the publishing community. You can see our current publication information here. Want to support multiple Iowa small businesses at once? You can also find us (and so many others) on Shop Iowa!

Currently Online and pop-up only. We can ship anywhere!

CONTACT US at info@raccoonriverpress.com ! 

We're super social!

What are we involved in? Raccoon River Press is proudly part of the following organizations:

  • Certified Targeted Small Business (Iowa Economic Development Authority), 2021.
  • West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, 2021.
  • Waukee Chamber of Commerce, 2024.
  • American Booksellers Association (ABA), 2021.
  • Midwest Independent Booksellers Association (MIBA), 2021.

MEET THE OWNER:

Hi y'all! My name is Jena and opening Raccoon River Press is truly a dream come true. A Midwest native, I've lived all over Wisconsin and Iowa before settling in the Des Moines area with my spouse, our two children, and two dogs. My husband & I are both Wartburg College alumni (Go Knights! Be Orange), so you may notice small nods to our alma mater here and there - including a very special Wartburg holiday!

A biologist by training, I took a leap of faith to leave the laboratory and pursue my passion for all things literary!

Thank you all so much for supporting Raccoon River Press!

Owner's dogs, Mya (left) and Piper (right)