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Paper Moon

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Can't wait to go back!

What a neat store! 3 stories of novelties and books. Owners are a mother and daughter and what a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mom, daughters day out

What an exceptional store! I could get lost in there for hours! Mom and my sister take one day a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hopkinton, Ia
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Cited as a must see in the New York Times travel section, Paper Moon is a one of a kind store located in McGregor, Iowa-just a block from the Mississippi River! Ken, Louise, and Jennifer opened the Paper Moon in 1994. The historic 1860’s building...more
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206 A St, Phone Number 563-873-3357, McGregor, IA 52157-7703
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a neat store! 3 stories of novelties and books. Owners are a mother and daughter and what a gem they have! I walked past some books individually wrapped with brown butcher paper with a tag attached saying, "Blind date with a Book" and a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an exceptional store! I could get lost in there for hours! Mom and my sister take one day a year to just get away, choosing a direction and meandering along. We stepped into Paper Moon and they had things that reminded me of our...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tomatolady40
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Such a cute little store, it was so welcoming and fun and we loved the cats! We went for the Ruth Bater Ginsburg cut outs but left with so much more! will definitely go back!

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank EllaJB16
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The moment you walk in the door, you know you're in a special place. From the 3 floors of Gifts, Books (adult, Teen & Childrens) and special treats for yourself. This family owned shop never fails to deliver, from fun cards, unique gifts only found...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kimhayes804
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely store, great books, wonderful prices, friendly staff, an all around delight! A gem of a store.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Core L
Reviewed December 18, 2017

You might expect such a lovely shop as the Paper Moon browsing the more charming parts of San Francisco, Santa Barbara or Soho, but what a wonderful surprise to find it nestled at the bottom of the bluffs in McGregor, Iowa! I make a special...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank amysstracener
Reviewed October 30, 2017

I have been visiting this bookstore for years and it's one of my all time favorite stores in NE Iowa. There are 3 levels to explore. The ground floor has fun items for gifts, including beautiful cards, jewelry, scarves, artwork, bath & beauty, art supplies,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank IowaMjb
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

We visited McGregor on a road trip, and wandered into this store due to the sign in the window saying 'Don't let the cats out.' Not only did we get to meet one of the beautiful cats in person (Solomon), I wanted to buy EVERYTHING...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Bella301
Reviewed August 1, 2017

my favorite shop in mcgregor, every thing there is different each time i come back. its a very good stop for mcgregor

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank mrmanman
Louise W, Owner at Paper Moon, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Nice meeting you at the store during McGregor's difficult days. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Louise

Reviewed July 19, 2017

Loved this place! Lots and lots of unique gift items and books! So unique and fun! They have a little bit of everything! Its a must see in McGregor!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Cindy T
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