Jorie Graham at Linn Street Cafe

Jorie Graham at Linn Street Cafe


Old Linn Street Cafe
121 North Linn Street

The Linn Street Cafe has been in operation since the late 1980s. Throughout the 1990s the staff decorated the walls of one of the dining rooms with framed book jackets. The collection hasn’t been updated much since Jorie Graham left town in 2000, but when she was here, many afternoons she would run frantically into Prairie Lights, frame in hand, to get the dust jackets of the books by the authors she planned to take to dinner within the hour.

-Jan Weissmiller



Weissmiller, Jan. “Iowa City: City Guides.” Poets & Writers. Poets & Writers, 1 May 2012. Web. 21 May 2016.