Welcome to BookPeople of Moscow!

BookPeople of Moscow has been the Palouse region's favorite independent bookstore since 1973. Locally-owned and operated, BookPeople of Moscow features a variety of high-quality fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages, a wide selection of gifts, journals, puzzles, calendars, greeting cards, and certified bean-to-bar chocolate. BookPeople of Moscow staff members pride themselves on providing excellent customer service, and we are proud to contribute to the cultural life of our community by hosting author events and serving as a community meeting place. We WILL still be a community meeting place, when this virus stuff has calmed down and life can get back to normal. Thank you for supporting your local bookstore!


Here's a little something we'd love to share with you, one of our favorite writers, writing about another of our favorite writers, on reading life-changing books in these times, from the New York Times on 3/30/2020: 


Hello! The store is closed for browsing but we are working inside and can get you your books! We can take orders over the phone at 208 882 2669, by email at bookpeople@moscow.com, or through this website at www.bookpeopleofmoscow.com. 

Please click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Here is a quick update written April 1. 

We continue to be buoyed every day by the orders coming in to our store and we are getting used to our new routine of handling web orders and preparing orders for shipping, delivery, and curbside pickup. We really appreciate this and do not take any order for granted; every single one is helping keep us afloat during this time! Carol is working weekdays inside the store and other staff are working weekends and at various times throughout the week inside the closed store and from home. We miss visiting with customers in the store but are taking advantage of having to be closed by tackling important projects. We've stopped all the usual spring buying of new titles that we normally do, and are focused on fulfulling the orders that customers are submitting. When we're able to re-open at some point (we're not making predictions on this except to say that we don't expect it to be before April 30) the store will be sparkling clean, freshly organized, and with somewhat less-crowded shelves, ready for the build-up in inventory that we concentrate on throughout the summer and fall in anticipation of our busiest season at the end of the year.

We've begun the process of making it easier for customers to shop our inventory online. We're creating themed browsing pages that you can access by clicking on and then hovering your cursor over the Main Menu item above called "Browse." The first one is up and will be added to soon, and we'll be trying to add more browsing pages regularly, hitting our stride next week, we hope. We'll also be adding our favorite non-book inventory to our website as time allows, so you can buy t-shirts, stickers, and other fun items.

Our book distributor is shipping books to us daily from their warehouses around the country. That means most books will be available for you within a couple of days after you order them from us, as always! Items from the East Coast take just around a week. We also have a great selection of books in stock.

Personalized shopping recommendations for children are available from staff member Eija at bookpeoplekidlit@gmail.com

Delivery options are:
1) via USPS media mail for 99 cents on website orders over $30. Media mail is trackable, and as fast as priority mail in our local region.
2) Curbside pickup at either the front or back of the store.
3) Free delivery by bike/car/foot each weekday in Moscow.
4) Free delivery by car twice a week in Pullman and other surrounding communities if there is enough demand.

When you are shopping online and wish to take advantage of our delivery service or curbside pickup option, please enter your delivery address and then you will be given the full menu of options from which you can select.

Thank you! 


Do you have grandchildren you'd like to send books to while they're cooped up at home? Are you a parent with kiddoes at home that are clamoring for new books to read? Either here on the Palouse or elsewhere in the country? We can prepare you a customized selection, according to their ages and interests! You can pick them up, or we can ship or deliver them for you. Email our children's lit expert Eija, at bookpeoplekidlit@gmail.com, or call the store at 208 882 2669.


You can easily order any book for home delivery or for in-store pickup, right here on this website. If it's in print and available for distribution in the United States, we can get it for you. Why not support your local indie bookstore and your community? Use the search bar on the right for something specific, or just browse new books available by clicking here.


We may be a small independent bookstore but that is all the more reason to do all your book pre-orders with us! We report our sales to the New York Times so your purchase through us can have a big impact on the success of a particular title. And, often we'll have special signed editions or exclusive giveaways available only through independent booksellers.

We'll keep posting upcoming releases here, so check back often. These books can be ordered through our website here or you can also call us on the phone, or visit us in person. And just FYI, it's our policy to collect full prepayment for preorders; it's the best way for us to serve you consistently and reliably.

Thank you for supporting your local indie bookstore!