15 South Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Forgive me, Sparty, for I have found another. No. No. Don't get me wrong. You will always be my number one, but I have developed a new admiration for another B1G university. Okay, so it's mainly just another university town, but still, I feel a tiny bit guilty. Allow me to explain. Recently while on our annual trek to the Pyrotechnics Guild International convention, this year held in Mason City, IA, my husband and I had occasion to spend a night in Iowa City, home of the Iowa Hawkeyes. It's not East Lansing, but it's a wonderful place. Almost immediately, I fell in love with the city. Friendly people, great restaurants, live Friday-night music in the charming town square, and of course bookstores--what's not to love? Our stopover in Iowa City was actually prompted by a bookstore that has been on my bucket list for several months now. (See Bucket List.) I was excited to have this opportunity to visit well-known book lovers' bookstore, Prairie Lights, and happy to have my husband Jim along on this visit.