Second Reading Book Shop - Alton, Illinois
 16 E. Broadway - Alton, Illinois618-462-2830  

John Dunphy greeting customers

Proprietor, John J. Dunphy


If you like sci-fi, pulp fiction, first editions or even just a lightly used modern novel, the Second Reading Book Shop is the place for you. Established in 1979, the business moved to an 1831 Federal Style building in the heart of Alton's river front, historical district in 1987.

Proprietor, John Dunphy, welcomes everyone with his smile and pleasant conversation. John is an accomplished author and holds regular writing workshops at this location. Visit his personal web site at: for more information on John's career as a writer.

From time to time Second Reading hosts special guests including authors, musicians and speakers.


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