bringing books and people together in Des Moines, Iowa

Storyhouse Bookpub is an independent bookstore building reading communities around bookish events.

We partner with other local businesses to create miniature bookstores and unforgettable reading experiences.

Whether it’s a family storytime at the cafe around the corner, or an author reading at the neighborhood bar with friends, Storyhouse is calling all our Des Moines bookworms to help turn our whole city into a bookstore.

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Storyhouse designs miniature bookstores for neighborhood and community events across the Des Moines.

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A feel-good way to buy books online! Make your book and audiobook purchases here and shop local to support Storyhouse.


Storyhouse pairs bookish events and storytimes with local businesses and organizations to create unforgettable reading experiences.

you’re invited to our Little Free Library Launch on Halloween morning!

Grab one of those book(s) you no longer need hanging around on your shelf and swap it for new book treasures.
We’ll be pouring DreiBerge Coffee and Bay Laurel Baking Co will be serving up some of their most fallish cookies (complimentary!).

find Storyhouse at MoMere in Valley Junction

Check out our first children’s miniature bookstore inside MoMere, a gift and home decor shop in Valley Junction. Stay tuned for upcoming storytime events with MoMere.
Check out our blog with Des Moines Parent all about starting up Storyhouse. It includes a list of 7 bookish resources for families to engage with this fall.