Located within a block of the Mississippi River in quaint McGregor, Paper Moon is a charming book and gift shop. The boutique opened its doors in 1994 and operates out of a historic 1860s brick building on Main Street. A large crescent moon sign hangs over the doorway, inviting guests to peer inside.
“What a treasure we found in McGregor! The minute I saw their window display, I knew I would be leaving money to fuel the local economy. It is three floors filled with amazing art ephemera, stickers, books, special gifts, and more. I visited twice during our visit to McGregor and bought several Christmas gifts and even some treasures for special little ME! The owners are over-the-top marvelous and friendly. I think if I lived in McGregor, they would be in my girl squad!” raved a recent happy customer on Yelp.
Paper Moon prides itself on carrying a little something for everyone. Book lovers will be gratified by the selection of new releases and children’s titles. Topics cover a wide range of interests, from gardening and science to biographies and classic literature. There’s always a juicy read among the mysteries, Iowa history, or best sellers. Need to give your home a little sparkle? Pick a printed tea towel or apron that fits your personality. Or find a mug that’s perfect for your favorite coffee or tea. Maybe a puzzle or a daily calendar of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is just the ticket.
If you are looking for a special gift, Paper Moon has one-of-a-kind items that are sure to delight. There is handmade jewelry with tarot cards, musical instruments, Egyptian imagery, science references, and Halloween ghouls. A coloring book for kids or adults will provide hours of entertainment. And letter writers will be happy to receive a new set of snazzy stationery and pencils.
Mother-daughter duo Louise White and Jennifer White are the proprietors of Paper Moon. They are overseen by their feline shop assistants Sol and Ruby They love finding items that make people smile, so their inventory is constantly changing. Current finds evoke the popular TV show Schitt’s Creek, a plushie COVID-19 Christmas ornament, and the feisty cast of Golden Girls. “We’re always looking for something that’s more unique. Something that you won’t find in the big box stores,” said Jennifer in a La Crosse Tribune article.
Not in the McGregor area? Paper Moon has online ordering. Peruse their collection virtually or select a gift card for a special someone.
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Visit: 206 A Street McGregor, Iowa 52157
Call: (563) 873-3357