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 4, 2021. Thanks to the support of our loyal customers and supporters near and far, we reopened our doors for in-person shopping on June 1, 2021.

PREORDER How To Be Perfect by Michael Schur, Creator of The Good Place

How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question ~ Author Autographed Hardcover PREORDER PERSONALIZED HARDCOVERS NOW!


Author Michael Schur will dedicate your Hardcover (MAXIMUM OF 10 WORDS PLEASE, SERIOUSLY) and sign on the Title Page.

AND FOR POSCAST FANS, Joe Posnanski will inscribe a copy of The Baseball 100 ordered now through Tuesday, January 25, 2022. PLEASE USE THIS ORDER LINK https://www.rainydaybooks.com/A9781982180584


WE ARE OPEN FOR INSIDE SHOPPING!  We are taking every precaution to keep our staff and patrons safe.  "If you are yet to be fully vaccinated, we kindly ask you to wear a mask in order to enter Rainy Day Books." Thank You, Vivien & Roger.  Curbside & Inside Order Pick-Up Service and Inside Shopping are available Mondays to Fridays, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and 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.

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!

E-Books delivered by My Must Reads!

View From Our Shelves ~ Browse Virtually!

View From Our Shelves is a browsable, downloadable, and shareable Monthly Catalog of great Books that have just arrived.  It's one way we're trying to bring a little piece of our world to you while we work toward opening our doors to you again.  Inside our Bookstore we've made a lot of progress, inventory is starting to flow back in and we are working 7 days a week!

View From Our Shelves ~ Volume 11 ~ June 2021 ~ Our Door Is Open Again!

View From Our Shelves ~ Volume 10 ~ May 2021

View From Our Shelves ~ Volume 9 ~ April 2021

View From Our Shelves ~ Volume 8 ~ March 2021

View From Our Shelves ~ Volume 7 ~ February 2021

View From Our Shelves ~ Volume 6 ~ January 2021

View From Our Shelves ~ Holiday Gift Guide ~ Volume 5 ~ December 2020

View From Our Shelves ~ Volume 4 ~ November 2020

View From Our Shelves ~ Volume 3 ~ October 2020

View From Our Shelves ~ Volume 2 ~ September 2020

View From Our Shelves ~ Volume 1 ~ August 2020

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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.