Besides being a useful replacement for a missing bed frame leg, a stack of books also makes you look smarter, and can stop a crossbow arrow if you're being targeted by any misinformed vampire slayers. Load up on these wonderful word sandwiches with today's Groupon. For $10, you get $20 worth of books at Defunct Books, an Iowa City literarium on Washington Street specializing in used, out-of-print, collectible, and rare books. Defunct's shelves overflow with lightly baked page turnovers in more than 100 categories, from classics to cookbooks to textbooks to poetry and short stories. Books start at around $4, with graphic novels beginning at around $6, and greeting cards starting at around $2. Bibliophiles can also prep for the holiday season's many hostings and giftings with seasonal best-sellers like Holiday Entertaining for Dummies ($7) or an author-signed first edition of Mary V. Welk's A Deadly Little Christmas: A Caroline Rhodes Mystery ($19.95). Defunct Books is always buying new readable rarities, so you never know when you'll stumble across a tome to treasure, be it a children's book that never seems to end or an eldritch grimoire that summons unspeakable Old Ones.
Defunct Books has been featured in Booking in Iowa by Joe Michaud.