Plain Talk buys used books

Plain Talk Books & Coffee buys collections of used books. 

If you have a collection of used books you are looking to sell, please email us at with details. Please include in the email a list of the titles you are looking to sell, or a picture showing the names of the titles. 

Please do not bring the books you would like to sell into the store. Books brought into the store will not be considered for purchase.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Susie Clark book signing — October 19 at Plain Talk

Plain Talk Books & Coffee will host a book signing by Iowa author Susie Clark on Saturday, Oct. 19 at noon. Clark will promote her new book "And Then There Was One."

"And Then There Was One" is a story of Clark's transition from administrative assistant to accountants and lawyers to full-time caregiver, and her perseverance through difficult circumstances, pain and loss. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

CBS’s Survivor alum Derwin to perform at Plain Talk

Join us for lunch at Plain Talk Books & Coffee on Tuesday, June 18, for a performance by CBS's Survivor alum Jacob Derwin. The show starts at noon and is free and open to the public. 

Jacob Derwin is a singer/songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Between his Mira EP release in 2017, his appearance on CBS’s Survivor, his comedy podcast I’M TRYING! and his various shows around New York City’s spoken word and music scenes, Jacob has slowly but surely grown a dedicated audience.

Following in the footsteps of musical storytellers like Harry Chapin and Jonathan Coulton, Jacob's dynamic songs are composed with scene-setting wit and distinct voice. His number one goal at any performance is to connect with the audience on a meaningful level, and his music has been a successful catalyst towards this.

On his first national tour, Jacob looks forward to interacting with musical communities all over the country and performing his new songs. You can find more about Jacob online at JacobDerwin.Com.