Storyhouse Bookpub is a new kind of bookstore in Des Moines, Iowa bringing books and people together.

Storyhouse has settled into a storefront in the East Village next to Raygun! Summer hours start Saturday, June 12. Stop by and say hello! 505 East. Grand Avenue, Suite #102.

It’s an author meet n’ greet evening of dessert and books! Authors Melissa Febos (Girlhood) and Donika Kelly (The Renunciations) will be joining us on Friday, July 23 at 6pm in Raygun’s snazzy new mezzanine space.

SOLD OUT!! We’ll do our best to stream on Instagram live 🙂

Melissa & Donika will be chatting about their books and reading lives. Enjoy delightful hand pies from Pie Bird Pies with honey lemonade from Daisy Chain. Mix, mingle, and get your books signed.

Grab your $5 ticket for dessert and drinks. Feel free to reserve your books with your ticket too. Books will also be for sale at the event. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Masks encouraged and please be mindful of others while eating 🙂

Have a drink with All Iowa Reads author, Nickolas Butler – Sat., Aug. 7 at 6pm – hear from his newest book, Godspeed, in Raygun’s mezzanine.

Storyhouse will be chatting with Nick about his forthcoming book, Godspeed (releases July 27). PRE-ORDER your copies now, friends – he’ll be staying to sign books too.

Grab a $5 ticket online or at Storyhouse – this will cover something to sip during the event (NA drinks available too). Option to pre-order your book with the ticket also available.

Be sure to mark your calendars for our other upcoming summer events.

Swing by our miniature children’s bookstore inside MoMere in Valley Junction.

We love working with other locally-owned small businesses to build bookish experiences and miniature bookstores all over the city.

Local poet, William Bortz’s poetry collection for sale at one of our partner locations, DreiBerge Coffee in the East Village

For now, keep an eye on our social media to stay up to date on upcoming events, pop-ups, shopping events, and bookish get-togethers.

Are you a local small business with an idea to collaborate? A bookworm with questions? A teacher looking for bookstore support? Don’t hesitate to reach out! We’re here for you.