Rainy Day Books. Kansas City's Community Bookseller. Independent. Original. Unique. Since 1975.

Since 1975, Rainy Day Books has provided the Greater Kansas City community with a gathering place, a wellspring for ideas and creative thought, and an ongoing voice for literacy and awareness. We celebrated our 46th Anniversary on November 04, 2021.


WE ARE OPEN FOR INSIDE SHOPPING!  "Face Masks and Social Distancing are optional in order to enter Rainy Day Books." Thank You, Vivien & Roger.  Inside Shopping is available Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Please place your Orders by Phone 913-384-3126, E-Mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com and on our Website.

"When I discovered books as a young girl, I dreamt about having a bookstore where people could read about anything and everything that interests them.  Books provide edification, entertainment, and escape.  My dream came true, and I welcome you to Rainy Day Books." ~ Vivien Jennings, Founder & President

Call us at 913-384-3126 for personalized Reading Recommendations for all ages.

PREORDER NOW! Author Autographed and Personally Inscribed Books coming soon

Rainy Day Books is pleased to offer these Author Autographed and Personally Inscribed upcoming Books:

The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold. Sara will sign and inscribe her new Softcover Novel. Order now through July 5, 2022.

Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood. The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author signs and inscribes her newest Novel of Romantic Suspense. Julie Garwood is Kansas City's queen of romance, with over 40 million books in print! Order now through Friday, July 15, 2022!

The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen. The Bestselling Author of The Bird and The Blade returns with  "A uniquely charming mixture of whimsy and the macabre." Order now through Friday, August 19, 2022!



Create A Shareable Wish List!

Use our website to build a Wish List! If you are logged in to our site with your account, any book you find can be added to a shopping cart, but it can also be added to your own personal wish list! Use the Add to Wish List button on any book page and your list will update. You can share a link to this list with anyone. To find your Wish List, visit the My Account tab at the top of the screen and then below your User Name click on the Wish List tab. You can add notes to your list, add your shipping address if you want people to know where your books can be shipped.  If you are local to us, you can also click on Do Not Ship, this way your friends and family can make purchases for you and we will hold them for you to pick up! Check out all the features available to you!

Audiobooks from Rainy Day Books: Choose Indie, Listen Anywhere!

Audiobooks! All your favorites at competitive prices, and each sale benefits Rainy Day Books!

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All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.