Trade-in hours

Hey everyone,

Just a quick note to say that we are changing the hours when we accept trade-ins. Our new hours will be from 10 am – 2 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am – 12 pm on Saturday.

As a reminder, we are happy to accept books for trade credit or cash. We also accept donations. See our “Used Book Buying Policy” page for more details!

Changes at the Book Shelf

Hey there! It’s been an exciting few months at the Book Shelf. Tony and Amanda (yeah, that’s me) have worked hard to revitalize the shop and make some much needed changes. Here are some of the highlights

  • We rearranged and expanded the fiction section by…. 20 shelves?
  • Created separate sections for Westerns and romance novels
  • Expanded the children’s section
  • Organized the Western Americana section by region/category (Idaho, Wyoming, National Parks, etc.)
  • Created a local author/locally published section
  • New: doorknob, chair, lights
  • Started selling on,, and Hummingbird
  • Joined Instagram (We’re @thebookshelfif)

As always, we wouldn’t be here without you. Thanks for supporting us and shopping locally 🙂


Support The Book Shelf when you buy new books too

Big news!

You can now support the Book Shelf when you buy new books at When you purchase through and you see The Book Shelf in the upper left-hand corner, 30% of ANY purchase you make goes to support the Book Shelf!

This means that you can buy all the new books (and gifts) that your heart desires while still supporting us, a locally-owned, independent book store. When you order your book(s), your purchase will be sent directly to your home, and The Book Shelf gets a share of the sale. You can live anywhere in the country and still support The Book Shelf in Idaho Falls.

This is a great way to support Idaho Falls, support local businesses, and keep independent book stores like ours alive. We are excited for this next step for The Book Shelf, and we are forever grateful for you, our supportive community. We wouldn’t be here without you.