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

To all our Rainy Day Books friends:  We will fill your Phone Orders at 913-384-3126 with Reading Recommendations for all ages.  We fulfill your Phone Orders & Online Orders with a reduced $5.00 USPS Priority Mail Charge for Orders under $75.00, or Complimentary USPS Priority Mail for Orders over $75.00. When you are walking or running by our Bookstore, please knock on the glass and wave because seeing your smiles warms our hearts and lifts our spirits. Vivien & Roger

Also, you can Order Gift Cards through our Bookstore and our Website.  Whether Ordering for yourself, or for family and friends, near and far, all your support helps sustain our business.

Temporarily, we will be Serving our Customers' Orders during limited Hours of Operation on Mondays to Fridays, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Temporarily, our Bookstore Family will be away from Rainy Day Books, and at our Homes on Saturdays and Sundays.

Roger & I want to share with you how amazing this past week has been with all its challenges!  Our limited team connected with  friends old and new (while practicing social distancing) through our curbside pick-ups.  We learned to do all our usual tasks while wearing black surgical gloves!  What brought tears to our eyes was hearing Thank You from so many of you for what we have done and are doing for our community.  The fact that you are thinking of us and offering help is truly Radical Kindness (which is still my favorite book from last year).  Many of you ordered books coming later this year or books sent to friends to help us with cash flow.

We have faced many challenges over 45 years, but this community has always been there for this little boat navigating the waves of a constantly shifting industry.  Because of our passion, we intend to stand fast in our commitment to the Legacy of Literacy and our belief in the extreme importance of reading.

Please stay tuned to Social Media and our E-Mail Newsletter for Updates to come.

Take good care of yourselves and your loved ones, and we will overcome this challenge together.

Vivien & Roger

Your support is making a difference, can you spread the word?

Thank you for your ongoing support of Rainy Day Books. Your online and phone orders are helping us continue to support our operation, our staff, and our mission to keep people informed and entertained. Can you help spread the word that we are helping people all over get the books they need? E-mail or call your friends and family, post to social media, anything you can do to spread the word. Priority Mail Orders arrive in 24-48 hours in the Kansas City metro!


We Recommend These Great Novels, In Stock Now!

Writers & Lovers Cover Image
The Night Watchman Cover Image
The Glass Hotel: A novel Cover Image
In Five Years: A Novel Cover Image
O America: Discovery in a New Land Cover Image
A Good Neighborhood: A Novel Cover Image
The Secret Guests: A Novel Cover Image
House of Trelawney: A novel Cover Image
The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy #3) Cover Image

Excellent Mysteries and Thrillers, In Stock Now!

Recommended Non-Fiction, In Stock Now!

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
A Guest of the Reich: The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany Cover Image
Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe Cover Image
Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving Cover Image
Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA Cover Image
Operation Chastise: The RAF's Most Brilliant Attack of World War II Cover Image
The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World Cover Image
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
The Hunt for History: On the Trail of the World's Lost Treasures—from the Letters of Lincoln, Churchill, and Einstein to the Secret Recordings Onboard JFK's Air Force One Cover Image
The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire Cover Image
Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America Cover Image
The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business Cover Image
The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America Cover Image
The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another Cover Image
The Incredible Journey of Plants Cover Image
The Back Roads to March: The Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes of a College Basketball Season Cover Image
The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird Cover Image
Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen Cover Image

Softcover Fiction, In Stock Now!

The Banker's Wife Cover Image
The Cactus Cover Image
The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
The Improbability of Love: A Novel Cover Image
The Island of Sea Women: A Novel Cover Image
House of Gold Cover Image
Anatomy of a Scandal: A Novel Cover Image
The Huntress: A Novel Cover Image
The Age of Light: A Novel Cover Image
The Collector's Apprentice: A Novel Cover Image
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image

Children's Books, In Stock Now!

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation Cover Image
Tyrannosaurus Wrecks (FunJungle) Cover Image
Notorious Cover Image
Fire Truck vs. Dragon Cover Image
My Best Friend Cover Image
When the Earth Shook Cover Image
White Rabbit's Colors (Little Rabbit Books) Cover Image
Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board) Cover Image
Hello, World! Construction Site Cover Image