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We are moving in May!

Prospero’s Parkside Books will become Inkling’s Books & Coffee Shoppe, LLC.  

We aren’t going far. We are moving just a few blocks over to Main Street in Downtown Blue Springs. Your customer trade credits accounts will remain intact. We will post more details, including our moving date later this month. Meanwhile, stop by and take advantage of our moving sale. Fiction: Paperbacks are $3. Hardcover books are $6. Many titles priced even lower.

Jo McDougall

Join us for the Inkling’s Poetry Spill Saturday, April 26th. Meet Jo McDougall, Poet & Memoirist. She will be hosting our bi-weekly poetry workship from 4pm to 6pm. Then, From 6pm to 8pm, will we feature an Open Mic Poetry reading to celebrate National Poetry Month. Check out our Event Page form more details.

This June we are celebrating our 10th year in Blue Springs. We are planning a brilliant Anniversary party & Grand Opening celebration.

Bundschu First Friday


Prospero’s Parkside Books is a used book store.  We acquire all of our inventory from trade with our customers so you will find a little bit of everything in the store.

You’ll find areas devoted to SciFi/Fantasy, Westerns, Mysteries, and Romance along with with General Fiction.  We have an entire wall of the store dedicated to Non-Fiction books of all sorts including Biographies, History, Self-Help, etc.   We also offer a sizeable collection of Children’s Books in a spot that is designed especially for our younger readers.

When the front area of the store is not serving as center stage for our Special Events you will find a cozy seating area where you can relax with a book or chat with a friend.