A book store for you

Locally Owned

Rare Collectibles

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About Us


Located in northwestern Cedar Rapids, Shady Character Books is a locally owned, newly established used bookstore and passion project. With a wide selection of used books, we aim to cater to all sorts of unique tastes and customers from all walks of life. We can’t wait for your visit!

Online Ordering

New Books

Excited about your favorite author’s newest release? We’ve got you covered! While we don’t carry new books in store, we’ve partnered with Bookshop.org so you can get new books shipped directly to your doorstep while still supporting our store & other small bookstores nationwide. Just follow the affiliate link below to start your order. 

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10AM – 2PM


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(319) 396-8420




212 Edgewood Road NW Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404

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