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. Thank you for supporting your local bookstore!


Latest Updates

We are open!

  1. Use hand sanitizer when you enter

  2. We prefer that you do not use cash

  3. Please please please wear a mask

  4. No public restroom

  5. No children under the age of 10

  6. Maximum capacity: 12 customers

  7. Maintain social distance of 6 feet from others including staff

  8. Do not handle books or merchandise unnecessarily

  9. Please put handled books and other merchandise that you are not purchasing in designated areas for sanitization, DO NOT RESHELVE items that you have handled but are not purchasing.



Browsing Pages

The staff has added browsing pages and recommendations for you to make it fun to pick out new books for you and the family. Please check them out. When you click on "Browse" in the menu bar above, you'll get a generic browse page, but then if you put your cursor back on the "Browse" item in the menu bar, you'll see a long drop-down menu of all the pages we've been creating for you.


Palouse Prairie Charter School is hosting a virtual bookfair! Anyone can shop the PPCS bookfair, check out the information HERE


Children/Teen Recommendation Hotline and Email

Do you have grandchildren you'd like to shop for but aren't sure what they might like? Are you a parent with kiddoes 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!