Teacher Discounts & Wish Lists 


Dog-Eared Books offers a 20% discount on books to Iowa’s public Pre-K-12th grade educators. Many of our staff are current or former educators, and we know that teachers spend significant portions of their own underfunded paychecks stocking their classrooms with the books and supplies they need to enrich our children’s lives.

To receive a 20% discount on all book purchases, please provide a bookseller with your public school email address (ex: Jane.Booklover@coolschool.k12.ia.us). Customers who receive our public school teacher discount are ineligible for our in-store rewards account, as the discount greatly exceeds the value of our regular reward points program. 


We keep a catalog of teacher wishlists at Dog-Eared Books for classroom families and community members who wish to make a donation to your classroom library.

If you would like to fill out a teacher wishlist, stop by the store and ask any bookseller for a form. You will be notified if a customer makes a purchase for your classroom, and the book will be available for pick-up at Dog-Eared Books.

    If you would like to begin the process of buying books with Dog-Eared Books, or if you have questions about any of our school services, please contact Ellyn Grimm, co-owner of Dog-Eared Books and our school sales and support representative.

    Ellyn is a former 7-12 ELA teacher, having taught in the Williamsburg and Ames Community School Districts. She knows educators are some of the most crucial yet undervalued members of our communities, and her mission is to support them in this invaluable work. You can reach her at schools@dogearedbooksames.com.