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Pageturners Bookstore

Pageturners Bookstore has been Indianola's general independent bookstore since 2014. We carry new and used books for adults and children and specialize in finding you just the right book. We also carry journals, puzzles, cards, and gifts of a literary nature. We host a store book club and sponsor many events.


Kathy Magruder started reading (uncontrollably) in first grade and hasn't slowed down since. She s...

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About Pageturners Bookstore

Pageturners Bookstore has been Indianola's general independent bookstore since 2014. We carry new and used books for adults and children and specialize in finding you just the right book. We also carry journals, puzzles, cards, and gifts of a literary nature. We host a store book club and sponsor many events.


Kathy Magruder started reading (uncontrollably) in first grade and hasn't slowed down since. She started working in bookstores in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1995 and soon became manager of one location of a locally owned chain, Lee Booksellers. In 2009 she really started to miss her hometown of Indianola, Iowa. As fate would have it, Simpson College was looking for a bookstore manager so Kathy moved back to Iowa and built a house and spent four years managing the Simpson College Bookstore.

However, selling textbooks to college students was nowhere near as much fun as selling books to people who actually wanted to read them. A friend mentioned that Kathy should start her own bookstore and Kathy decided that Indianola really did need a bookstore. So Pageturners Bookstore was born. Kathy likes to read. Kathy likes to read anything printed on paper (she finds herself reading cereal cartons at breakfast) which is a useful trait in a bookstore owner.