Iowa City is very literary in general. They have these cute little mini libraries:
I've lived in the Midwest, but have spent very little time here over the past 20 years. So Iowa has gifted me with some of the things I've missed: fireflies, a good thunderstorm, Hy-Vee grocery store, lemon custard ice cream, and yesterday a tornado warning.
I was all set to fly back to the West Coast today, but apparently Delta Airlines had other plans, so I get an unexpected bonus day. We celebrated with a visit to Prairie Lights Books and crepes: