Obama Stops to Browse at Prairie Lights Bookstore

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Doug Mills/The New York Times

IOWA CITY — President Obama spent plenty of time in Iowa as a candidate. On Thursday, he had a little homecoming of sorts, making a surprise visit to the Prairie Lights bookstore, a business he had referred to during a campaign-style rally just an hour earlier.

“Well, this used to be my favorite place,” Obama told the owner as she showed him around. Read more...