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Raccoon River Press is a small, indie bookstore and publisher in West Des Moines, IA, looking to bring the local stories to life! Founded by an ex-scientist and mother, Raccoon River Press is also totally women owned and operated! We love books, and want to bring you exactly what you are looking for - stocking best sellers, local interest, and always taking special requests, we have you covered! Currently operating online and through pop-up community events, we can't wait to grow with you!


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Celeste Ng, Our Missing Hearts

Indie Next List #1 Pick for October

“Set in an uncomfortably plausible dystopian near-future, Our Missing Hearts pulls no punches,” said Allyson Howard of Invitation Bookshop in Gig Harbor, Washington. “Ng wrestles with how to find hope for ourselves and our children against forces that bend toward authoritarianism and nationalism.”

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.



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