While our building is only 2000 square feet in size, it's full of books, journals, lights, soaps, bookmarks and other merchandise. We have a large selection of Melissa & Doug toys for children. We also carry puzzles, games, workbooks, and other activities.


Since Lexington is home to a Civil War battlefield, we carry many books about history; we have some titles you will not find in the big box stores.

Regardless of your interest, we hand-pick what we sell so you can count on personal advice and recommendations. Have you seen or heard about a book you'd like to own? We can special order just about anything and have it for you in a few days.


In an era of e-readers and iPads, one would think that physical books might be out of vogue. We couldn't disagree more! While the delivery system may be different, we find that there is still a large following of readers that want a bound book in hand, complete with paper pages to turn. And we also believe that especially for children, allowing them to turn the pages is not only fun but creates an interaction with parents, something that just isn't the same as something done electronically.


Books will live on!

Our Store

River Reader Books  |  1010 Main Street  |  Lexington, MO 64067  |  660.259.4996

Hours of Business - Tuesday through Saturday, 10am -4:30pm  |  Closed Sunday & Monday