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Where to Buy Local for Reading Accessories in DSM

2022 Reading Accessories Guide

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for where to buy local reading accessories in DSM. Check out the featured items below for ideas during National Library Week.

Bookstore Finds


Item: “Bookmarks Are for Quitters” Socks
Description: A pair of bookish socks make your reading time cozy. Stop in at Bookmarks on SE 4th Street in Des Moines to get your pair!

Pageturners Bookstore

Item: Bookish T-shirts
Description: Indianola’s Pageturners Bookstore has soft bookish t-shirts for purchase.

Walls of Books

Item: Bookmarks
Description: Find an assortment of bookmarks at Walls of Books in Ankeny.


Midwest Mattress

Item: Massage Chair
Description: Midwest Mattress in Urbandale offers a selection of massage armchairs for readers who want to relax and read.


Item: Plush Slippers
Description: Keep your toes warm while you read with plush slippers from MoMere in Historic Valley Junction.

Slumberland Furniture

Item: Chaise
Description: Slumberland has a variety of comfortable chaise lounge chairs that are perfect for reading.

Thirty-One Gifts

Item: Tote Bag
Description: Look no further for a tote bag just the size to fit your current reads.

Uhlmann Furniture, Inc.

Item: Reading Lamp
Description: Find the reading lamp that’s right for you at Uhlmann’s Home Furnishings in Grinnell.

Vogue Vision

Item: Reading Glasses
Description: Check out designer eyeglasses from Vogue Vision, some you can’t find anywhere else in Iowa.

Walmart Supercenter (Locations in Altoona, Des Moines, Grinnell, Indianola, Newton, Pella, West Des Moines)

Item: Backrest Pillow
Description: Lounge and read with a backrest pillow that supports your hobby with double sided arms and a high back.

Drinks + Snacks

Heart of Iowa Market Place

Item: Amana Trail Mix
Description: Choose between the original or the sesame and roasted corn mix at Heart of Iowa Market Place in Historic Valley Junction.

Hummus Mediterranean Grill

Item: Pita Chips and Hummus
Description: Grab a to-go order of pita chips and hummus from Hummus Mediterranean Grill on University Avenue in Des Moines for a fresh reading snack that showcases delicious Mediterranean flavors.

Lotta-Pop Brandmeyer Popcorn Company

Item: Popcorn
Description: Choose from a variety of popcorn flavors a Lotta-Pop in Ankeny.

Silver Lining

Item: Flavored Coffee
Description: Find flavored coffee choices, including Almond Amaretto, Cinnamon Blueberry Crumble, Silver Lining Special, Vanilla Raspberry and more a Silver Lining in Pella.

Vintage Brewhouse

Item: Coffee Suitcase
Description: Hosting a book club? Grab the Coffee Suitcase, eight 12 oz. cups of coffee in a to-go container, along with cups, lids, sleeves, cream and sugar from Vintage Brewhouse in Ankeny.

The original #DSMlocal Buying Guide offers gift ideas for a variety of recipients from bookworms to pet lovers and more. Throughout the year, The Partnership will continue to add even more buying guides to encourage buying local, curated with DSM shops, restaurants and service providers in mind for shoppers like you!

If you're a business owner and Member of The Partnership interested in being featured in one of the buying guides, sign up here.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.